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.
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.
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.