design festival denmark

3 Days of Design took over the city of Copenhagen for its 10 year anniversary and I was so happy to be able to join in this incredible celebration of design that presented 290 brands across 13 design districts.

Scroll through my journal to have a look at some of the excellent exhibitions and showrooms that I came across over my short but jam packed 3 Days of Design.

Sunny skies in Copenhagen for 3 Days of Design

I remember my first 3 Days of Design and walking through the city being so inspired by the way the showrooms presented themselves, let alone the actual product pieces. This year, again, I revelled in the familiar expanses of blond wide wood floors and the beautifully crafted furniture, the clever use of fabric and lighting – all complimented by accessories and flowers, blending perfectly throughout Copenhagen.

Over the years, the design fair has grown to become a design destination for architects and designers whilst maintaining its charm, even more so this year.

The Ferm Living terrace showcasing it's outdoor furniture range
Plays on lights, shapes and shadows in the Gubi showroom

There is a clear theme that many showrooms work with – contemporary design, mixed within this historic setting (most of the buildings dating back to the early 15th century) while always referencing nature, sustainability and the future of design. The Danes purposefully activate their cities proud history and contrast it with an even prouder display of the design and craft of today.

BRDR Kruger demonstrating their commitment to sustainability
Views from the Copenhagen windows
The Kvadrat showroom in central Copenhagen

The contemporary alfresco furniture and lighting collections were launched by New Works during 3 Days of Design. The products set the contrast perfectly between modern and classic in the beautiful setting of Frederiksstaden by the historic Frederik’s Church (popularly known as The Marble Church), opened in 1894.

May Family & Karl Johan portable lamps in the foreground of the historic Marble Church