With the theme “Denmark as a leading design nation”, we have, with the help of 10 selected design companies, compiled a list of the 10 most beautiful pictures of Danish designs. Let yourself be inspired by Danish design at its best.
For the very first time, by Lassen has ventured into the universe of ceramics. Norli is a series of plates, bowls and cups with a simple expression and unique functionality. As well as being traditional tableware, a special design feature on the top of each of the four plates allows them to double as lids for the bowls in the collection. Here, we see the beautiful plates surrounded by moss and cones, which quickly can turn the mind towards Christmas – we are certainly sure that these would look great on the Christmas table.
This picture illustrates the best of Mater: a minimalistic approach, combined with a love of nature. Through its collaboration with an external base of established and fresh design talent, Mater combines exclusive high-end furniture and lighting, with working methods that support people, local craft tradition and the environment. The Mater Terho Lamp and the Mater High Stool are both made from FSC certified wood, and are respectively designed by Finnish designer Maija Puoskari and Danish architect duo Space Copenhagen.
When dining out for a restaurant experience, everything counts: from what is on your plate to what is in your glass and how the staff greet you. Today, more and more restaurants are focusing heavily on interior design as well. Michelin-starred restaurant Kadeau, which is located at Wildersgade on Christianshavn, nurtures their culinary roots from the small Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. OEO studio, who designed the restaurant, worked with Garde Hvalsøe on the kitchen, conceived as a ‘crafted cabinet’, while all the furniture was designed exclusively for Kadeau.
The first thing that pops in to your mind when looking at this picture, is the endless play with light and shadow. The picture has a unique and minimalistic appearance because of the geometric shapes and simple lines that are reflected in the image. The minimalistic expression is not only seen in the composition, but also in the furniture, as the orange sofa MAYOR, which was designed by the well-known Danish designers Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen, functions as the centre of attention.
Not all surfaces are as smooth as a touch screen, and surely this little creature is made to make us remember this. The POLYGRIF invites you to pick it up, take it apart and put it together gain. At MOEBE, they design, produce and keep things simple – believing that the world is complex enough already. The goal is always to reduce their designs to their most simple form, thereby creating intuitive and honest products.
The Chieftain Chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1949 is one of the most iconic chairs within the Danish furniture tradition. The Chieftain Chair is in itself a space filled with symbols inspired by the weaponry and customs from foreign shores. Made by the very best craftsmen in teak and walnut, this chair exudes extreme grandeur.
Do you like it less polished? The Danish photographer Kim Wendt, who took this picture of the Cartoon lamp, designed by Danish designers Rikke Hagen and Andreas Lund, is known for having a rougher style than most photographers when it comes to interior decoration. HAGEN ETC. combines the craft maker’s profound knowledge of material and firm grasp of aesthetics with its capability for industrial production and large-scale capacity. Although the design of HAGEN ETC. is a combination of play and emotion, Kim Wendt manages to place the design in a proper industrial context.
The name Anour is the Farsi word for light. With the label, founder and architect Arash Nourinejad realized his vision to create a lamp of uncompromising design, visionary functionality, high quality and made from exquisite materials. His vision is to create products that lasts a lifetime, and as these unique lamps are made in copper, they will only become more beautiful with time.
Who wouldn’t love to have this rustic kitchen? Especially, if it were decorated with a piece of furniture from Fredericia Furniture. From its modest beginning as a Danish upholstery workshop to becoming a major force in the Danish Modern style in the 1950s, to today, the Fredericia name has become a truly international brand. Their collections have been created in collaboration with leading designers and architects, such as Børge Mogensen, Hans J. Wegner, Welling/Ludvik and Nanna Ditzel to name just a few.
Inspiration and know-how from Frandsen Project’s years of perfecting a unique process of design, development and production is embedded in rewired and combined with raw, sophisticated and architecturally inspired designs. In this picture, the SL01 floor lamp, designed by Studio Lost, fits into a rustic and simple style.