The Danish fair northmodern is a biannual event in Copenhagen that displays the best of Scandinavian design. While we wait for this year’s event to begin, we want to give you our top five recommendations of Danish must-sees.
There is no getting around MUUTO. They have a strong Scandinavian design presence, and their name even means ‘new perspective’ in Finnish. Furthermore, they always manage to create a fantastic universe when they participate in a fair. We are very excited to see what they have up their sleeves.
Another exciting brand is Frandsen Projects, which is known for creating fantastic lighting solutions for hotels all over the world. In Denmark, they recently worked on Tivoli Hotel and Malene Birger’s showroom. Their stand at northmodern is in the special projects area, which promises something great. We are ready to be amazed! The same people behind Frandsen Projects are also launching a new brand called Rewired, which offers a range of lamps designed by Friis+Moltke architects.
We recently featured an article about a new showroom in Copenhagen called Design Werck. This great lamp designer will be part of northmodern with some of their cool collaborators, such as Anour.
Last year, hagedornhagen made a display box to invite visitors into their own unique universe, and they are back again this year. They are definitely worth a visit.
Among the many participants, Handvärk is one to watch out for. They launched the brand last August, and they have grown from there. We are also excited to see Zilmers, which was founded by Heidi Zilmer, a true craftswoman. Her handmade wallpapers and patterns are amazing.
This year, we will also present the 50th annual Design Award in Copenhagen. The Danish Design Center and Design Denmark are behind the award. They also have a stand, so drop by to learn more about what they have planned!
A rather new brand is Tortus Copenhagen, and we have been watching this designer closely. Founder Eric Landon is originally from the United States, but he now lives in Copenhagen, where he graduated from the Danish School of Design. He started Tortus Copenhagen together with his twin brother Justin Landon.