An in­sider’s trail through Den­mark’s de­sign cap­i­tal shows you where to find the best of the best.

VOGUE Living Australia - - Concierge - By Jeni Porter Pho­tographed by Filippo Bam­berghi

Long a place of pil­grim­age for de­sign lovers, Copen­hagen has a re­newed dy­namism. Young brands call­ing them­selves New Nordic have done for de­sign what Noma chef René Redzepi did for food. The likes of Hay, Mu­uto and Frama have led a con­tem­po­rary revo­lu­tion that builds on Den­mark’s rich her­itage but makes af­ford­able fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories for our times, show­ing it in edgy spa­ces far re­moved from con­ven­tional stores. At the same time, es­tab­lished brands such as fur­ni­ture man­u­fac­turer Carl Hansen & Søn or light-maker Louis Poulsen have rein­vented their clas­sics and their flag­ship stores in bold new ways. Vogue Liv­ing takes you off the main streets of the Dan­ish cap­i­tal to the by­ways and ar­ti­san hang­outs for a de­fin­i­tive in­sider’s tour. There are cut­ting-edge stu­dios in her­itage spa­ces, a trac­tor re­pair work­shop turned light­ing show­case, a branded ‘vil­lage’ that has a pi­azza and tower, im­mer­sive de­sign ex­pe­ri­ences, and a floor show­room where the centrepiece is a Dou­glas fir tree that’s more than a cen­tury old.

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