What to Do at 3 Days of Design 2019

Please note: Due to the pending Corona pandemic and the complications it may have, 3daysofdesign decided to move the design event from 14 – 16 May to 3 – 6 September 2020.

The Government’s recommendation is that larger assemblies should be avoided and that recommendation we choose to follow – also because a large number of visitors come from abroad.

When is 3 days of design?

New 3 days of design date

3 – 5 September 2020

3 days of design, the interior and product design festival in Copenhagen, takes place from 23rd – 25th May 2019. The festival is full of exhibitions, talks, industry events, and open events that all design-lovers can enjoy. From sustainability-focused lectures to cocktail parties, there’s something fun for everyone.

For our recommendations, we’re highlighting only events that are free and/or open to the public, although some of them require an RSVP beforehand.

Here’s what to do during this year’s 3 days of design in Copenhagen:

List Marker: Number 1Midsummer Night’s Dream Tekla Fabrics Gift Shop

Danish textiles brand Tekla Fabrics will be opening their first pop-up gift shop, only open over 3 days of design. Browse their towels, bedding, blankets, and robes in the beautiful setting of Apollo Bar at Charlottenborg Kunsthall.


Thursday, 23rd & Friday, 24th May
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, 25th May
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Midsummer Night’s Dream Tekla Fabrics Pop-up Shop

Apollo Bar
Nyhavn 2
1051 København K


List Marker: Number 2FRAMING Exhibition

This joint exhibition uses the concept of framing design experiences to showcase some of the most exciting Danish interior and lifestyle design brands, including Made By Hand, Auping, Northern, Nordic Modern, and many more. The setting is fantastic – go have a wander around the beautiful Old Fellows Mansion in the centre of Copenhagen, including their garden.

Thursday, 23rd – Friday, 24th May
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, 25th May
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

FRAMING Exhibition

Odd Fellow Palæet
Bredgade 28
1260 København K



List Marker: Number 3Dawn Exhibition at Nomad Workspace

Nomad Workspace, a gorgeous co-working space in Nørrebro, hosts their second Dawn Exhibition. The exhibition runs through the entire festival and includes a number of events and brands. We’re looking forward to are the talk by Nuura Lighting designer and creative director Sofie Refer on the 24th at 4:00 pm, followed by cocktails and snacks at 5:00 pm


Thursday, 23rd May
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, 24th May
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, 25th May
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dawn Exhibition at Nomad Workspace

Blegdamsvej 6
2200 København N


List Marker: Number 4Design Talk with Søren Lassen

The gorgeous By Lassen showroom, overlooking the Lakes in Copenhagen, should be enough of a draw, but with this event you’ll also get to hear from Søren Lassen. Søren is the grandson of designer Mogens Lassen, and the current owner of By Lassen; he will be joined by Peter Kjelgaard Jensen of Bruun Rasmussen auction house. Go enjoy an inspiring talk and spin around the showroom.


Thursday, May 23rd
12:45 – 1:15 pm

Friday, May 24th
12:30 – 1:00 pm

Design Talk with Søren Lassen

Søtorvet 5, 3rd floor
1371 København K



List Marker: Number 5Exploring Materials: Sustainable & Forward-Thinking Design with Mater Design

Mater Design discusses their approach to materials and sustainability. Eva Harlou from Earth Studio will also be there to share her latest work. Sure to be fascinating and fun!


Thursday, 23rd May
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Exploring Materials: Sustainable and Forward-Thinking Design with Mater Design

Gothersgade 43
1123 København K
NB: This event requires an RSVP


List Marker: Number 6Eberhart & AFTER NOON “Sunsettled” Exhibition

Check out the remodeled Eberhart Furniture showroom, designed by studio AFTER NOON, in the centre of the city. You’ll get a chance to see their new pieces as well as customized version of existing furniture. There will be Camparis available until they run out, so go have a drink and celebrate the gorgeous space!


Thursday, 23rd May
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Eberhart & AFTER NOON “Sunsettled” Exhibition

Kronprinsessgade 8, basement
1306 København K



List Marker: Number 7Colour Exploration by Margrethe Ordgaard at Kvardat

Color and textile designer will be giving a talk about color and its considerations in the design process. This talk is at the Kvadrat showroom in Nordhavn, designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, which is a treat to visit.


Thursday 23rd May
4:30 pm

Colour Exploration by Margrethe Ordgaard at Kvardat

Pakhus 48
Klubiensvej 22
2150 Nordhavn


List Marker: Number 8Opening Event at Fritz Hansen

Mid-century modern furniture beacon Fritz Hansen will be hosting a cocktail party with drinks, sliders, music, and of course, the wonderful furniture they’re known for world-wide. You probably won’t get another chance to party with Arne Jacobsen, so we recommend you take the opportunity!


Thursday, 23rd May
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Opening Event at Fritz Hansen

Valkendorfsgade 4
1151 København K



List Marker: Number 9Pied-à-terre by Fil de Fer x Aiayu

Fil de Fer’s beautiful central showroom will be styled as a Pied-à-Terre with vintage furniture and sustainable textiles; go take a stroll through and picture yourself back in 1960s Paris while also learning about recycled fabrics.


Friday, 24th – Saturday, 25th May
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pied à terre by Fil de Fer x Aiayu

Niels Hemmingsens Gade 32A, 1 TV
1153 København K


List Marker: Number 10After Work Seminar on Pollination and Biodiversity

The alarming decline of pollinating insects, especially bees, will be discussed by experts during a tour of the Embassy of Sweden’s outdoor exhibition. Enjoy some food, drinks, and important information about how we can take action against this threat to biodiversity.

Friday, 24th May
2:00 – 3:30 pm

After Work Seminar on Pollination and Biodiversity

Embassy of Sweden
Sankt Annæ Plads 15
1250 København K



List Marker: Number 11Meet David Thulstrup at Reform

Danish designer David Thulstrup, who, among other things, designed the interior of the new noma restaurant, will be giving a talk about his design process. He’s just launched a kitchen design with Reform, so have a peek at his work and get a chance to ask him some questions in a beautiful, relaxed setting.


Friday, 24th May
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Meet David Thulstrup at Reform

Otto Busses Vej 5a
OBV 026
2450 Købehavn SV


List Marker: Number 12Brunch by Yam at FRAMA

You won’t want to miss this one! Enjoy a special brunch in an incredible setting. YAM is a delicious Caribbean-inspired food concept, and they’ll be serving up brunch at the immaculate FRAMA showroom for 175 DKK per ticket. Seats will go fast so reserve yours quickly.


Saturday, 25th May
10:30 – 12:30 am (brunch is served at 11:00 am)

Brunch by Yam at FRAMA

Fredericiagade 57
1310 København K

See the full 3 days of design program here.



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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.