COPENHAGEN DESIGN GUIDE 2017
An insider’s trail through Denmark’s design capital shows you where to find the best of the best.
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.