Although I’m inclined to argue that there are far more than three days of design per year in Copenhagen, 3 Days of Design is well-worth looking into. Celebrating the many brands, companies and legacies that make up the unique universe of Danish interior design, this interior design festival offers an array of fun events, exhibits and talks between 28 and 30 May. Bonus: almost everything is free! Here’s what we recommend:
Thursday 28th of May
Danish fashion designer and artist Henrik Vibskov has designed his own edition of the No. 1 sofa by Bøge Mogensen. Between 10am – 12pm on Thursday, Vibskov himself will be presenting the new piece. The showroom will be open all days from 10am to 6pm for viewing.
1360 København K
10:00 am -12:00 pm
See the new exhibit “Feeling at Home” by Vitra, including pieces from English design team Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. At 4pm, Barber will be there to present their designs, after which you can enjoy bites & drinks right on the beautiful quay. If you haven’t yet visited the Paustian House by Jørn Utzon, this is a great excuse – it’s in a gorgeous location and has loads of great design. This Prouvé Standard SP Chair by Vitra is a design favourite:
2100 København Ø
From 3:00 pm
Friday 29th of May
Tour “The Village,” a space curated by All the Way to Paris between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. From 5:00 pm, you can have a little food and wine while wandering around – just RSVP to [email protected] to get on the list or to book a guided tour during the day.
Papirøen, Trangravsvej 24
1436 København K
From 10:00 am
Enjoy nibbles & snacks while enjoying a presentation on “Water & Healthness Meet Design” from Christian Sieger of German design firm Sieger Design. Dornbracht is focused on fittings for private kitchen, bathroom and commercial spaces like spas, so their showroom is highly specialised. The location, just next to the Opera House, is worth checking out for their lovely view overlooking the canal.
Masteskurene, Skur 7
1437 Københvn K
3:00 – 5:00 pm
From sleek furniture to minimalist lighting, Frama pretty much nails the modern Danish interiors game. Check out their exhibit, “Salon,” at St Paul’s Apotek exploring the fusion of art and design. With art direction by the uber-talented Nathalie Schwer, this will be a good one. The exhibit runs all three days of the festival but there’s a wine & cocktail reception on Friday evening.
1310 København K
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday 30th of May
Nyt i Bo Breakfast
Nyt i Bo, Fabula Living, Risskov Møbelsnedkeri, FLOS and MA/U Studio are hosting a joint breakfast at the Nyt i Bo showroom – what a perfect way to start your weekend! Get inspired by a blend of design and art while fuelling up for the day.
Frederiksgade 1, ground floor
1265 København K
From 10: 00 am
A free tour of the wonderful exhibit “Century of the Child,” exploring toys and other design items like furniture as they relate to children over the last 100 years. Just sign up here: [email protected] NB: This tour is in Danish.
1260 København K
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
In collaboration with Frame Magazine, Danish TM have curated the exhibit “Reframing Danish Design,” which encourages new perspectives in design. The exhibit runs all week, but you’ll want to see the talk by German designer Sebastian Herkner on Saturday, which covers his interpretation of “10 Danish icons.”
2150 København Ø
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Usually only available for viewing by-appointment, the Muuto showroom is open. They’ve curated a few new displays to showcase behind-the-scenes stories, plus their usual array of well-designed rooms. The location of the showroom is fabulous and, if you’re able to, head up to their rooftop terrace; it has an incredible view of Copenhagen.
1100 København K
During the festival, there are free bus & boat routes that run every 15 minutes. See the routes here.
Is there a particular event that you’re looking forward to? Tell us about it in the comments!