Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Copenhagen is celebrating design during 3 Days of Design. The design days are about everything design and will showcase the very best of contemporary Danish design. The three days comprise everything from exhibitions, showrooms and guided tours. We have joined forces with Frame magazine and are presenting the Re-Framing Danish Design exhibition at The Silo in the Nordhavn district of Copenhagen.
The Re-Framing Danish exhibition has invited two international designers to re-interpret/re-frame 10 iconic Danish design objects. The exhibition will showcase how Dutch Niek Pulles and German Sebastian Herkner have put their personal spin on both new and classic Danish icons. The theme of Pulles’ exhibition concentrates on zooming in on the human body and searching for cultural crossovers, while Herkner’s exhibition focuses on craftsmanship that makes the design objects iconic.
But what else is going on during 3 Days of Design? Here are a few recommendations.
Danish furniture brand Fredericia is showcasing designer Henrik Vibskov’s artistic redefinitions of Børge Mogensen’s No. 1 sofa series. Vibskov is currently rocking the European fashion scene with his eclectic style and extraordinary haute couture shows, but during 3 Days of Design he has switched his métier in fashion with furniture design. You can find Fredericia and Vibskov’s designs at Frederiksborggade 22, 1360 Copenhagen K.
&tradition is a Danish design company that has created a small village of abstract buildings, making the most of the vast warehouse space it is located in: “It’s like an alphabet of building types,” says Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects, who has created the concept for &tradition. The showroom will showcase flexible pavilions that are going to be redesigned every year by different designers. You can visit &tradition’s unconventional showroom THE VILLAGE at Papirøen, Trangravsvej 24, 1436 Copenhagen K.
The fabrics of Danish fabric manufacturer Kvadrat have been used in some of the world’s most fascinating architectural developments. During 3 Days of Design, Kvadrat will present Turning Faces, which is a textile installation created by Swedish design brand Kinnasand. According to Kvadrat, the installation is an immersive experience with an interplay of colour, texture, light and movement. You will find the installation at Pakhus 48, Klubiensvej 22, 2150 Nordhavn.
Heading back to furniture, Danish furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Søn’s Flagship Store presents the very best in Danish modern furniture and classic craftsmanship. In addition, you can experience the 2015 Carl Hansen & Søn novelties that were showcased at the international furniture fair in Milan earlier this year. Carl Hansen & Søn’s Flagship Store is situated at Bredgade 21, 1260 Copenhagen K.
At Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen’s showroom, you can experience an exhibition of limited Poul Henningsen lamps launched over the last 20 years. See the new desk lamp NJP by Oki Sato or watch the Poul Henning movie. The international brand is known for its year-long collaboration with architects all over the world –a collaboration that has made Louis Poulsen a leading supplier of architectural light. You will find Louis Poulsen’s showroom at Gammel Strand 28, 1202 Copenhagen K.