Danish Design - temptations for all
If there is something the Danes are known for, it is their great, timeless and minimalist design.
The popular furniture designers Hans Weger, Børge Mogensen and Arne Jacobsen helped to make Danish design internationally known in the 50s, and the Danish design culture is still very strong.
Take a trip to Danish fashion boutiques in Copenhagen and also remember to check out the Danish furniture classics.
The design street
Take a trip to Bredgade in Copenhagen, which is Denmark's number one design street. Here you will find several auction houses, and antique shops filled with classic Danish furniture, and Georg Jensen silverware.
Modern Furniture Classics and Danish Furniture Art are well worth a visit. These specialty stores have architect-designed furniture by Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen and Børge Mogensen, among others.
If you are interested in art you can also visit Gallery Mikael Andersen, which has changing exhibitions of Danish and international contemporary art. In Bredgade 69, the Design Museum Denmark is also located.
Several Danish fashion designers have gained international recognition, and in Copenhagen you have the chance to visit their stores up close.
One of the well-known brands is By Malene Birger, which is sold in over 40 countries worldwide. Another great brand is Ivan Grundahl. The clothes are timeless and cool, and have made the designer one of Denmark's most successful. You can visit By Malene Birger's shop in Antonigade 10, while Ivan Grundahl is located in Niels Hemmingsens street, just behind Strøget.
Other Danish designers worth noting include Munthe plus Simonsen, Designers Remix, Bruuns Bazaar and Stine Goya.
Do you, like us, have a crush on Royal Copenhagen? Then you have to make the trip to Søndre Fasanvej 9 and make a coup on their beautiful hand painted porcelain.
Hay House in Strøget is an incredibly nice business with bright rooms and lovely furniture. Here you want to move in! Another store worth visiting is Normann Copenhagen in Østerbro. It has been named one of 12 shopping taxes in Europe by the New York Times. Also take a trip to Illum's bolighus, which is known throughout Scandinavia for Danish and international design.
Last, but not least, we must mention the Designer Zoo in Vesterbro, which is Denmark's largest supplier of Danish crafts and designs.