Celebrating Danish Originals with the American Friends of Statens Museum for Kunst

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended and supported our recent events in collaboration with the American Friends of Statens Museum for Kunst. It was a true honor, and I was thrilled to be surrounded by so many inspirational and creative Danes.  

Kicking off in Los Angeles on June 1st, the launch of Danish Originals felt like a homecoming, as I connected with individuals who share a passion for Denmark’s rich culture and the global influence of Danish creativity and knowledge.

(from left to right): Danish Originals host and executive producer, Tina Jøhnk Christensen. Danish Originals chef Mads Refslund, Danish Originals skincare icon Ole Henriksen, Danish Originals car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker, Danish Originals director and executive producer and AFSMK board member, Christian D. Bruun, AFSMK executive director and Danish Originals advising producer Hanne Støvring, and Host and Danish Originals patron Kristina Haslund.
Danish ceramics with florals by Studio Haslund
Danish glassware and florals by Studio Haslund vase with Nina K Ekman art in the background

As co-host to the Los Angeles launch, I styled the interior of the event location, showcasing my Danish design partners  – Carl Hansen & Son, Audo CPH and New Works and artist Nina K Ekman.

As a half Dane, half Brit, staying connected to my heritage is deeply important to me. The launch event for the Danish Originals podcast was a perfect opportunity to celebrate this connection. 

On June 20th, I joined the Danish Originals for their New York launch at the Ambassador’s Residence. It was great to spread the word about the podcast over on the East Coast and celebrate with another group of talented Danes.  


Left to right: Host of Danish Originals launch party and Danish Originals consulting advisor Consul General Ambassador Berit Basse, AFSMK executive director Advising Producer Hanne Støvring
Myself and Podcast host Tina Jøhnk Christensen
Danish Originals chef Mads Refslund (left), Danish Originals skincare icon Ole Henriksen (center), and Danish Originals car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker (right).

At both launches, Danish originals host, Tina Jøhnk Christensen conducted a Q&A with podcast guests chef Mads Refslund (left), skincare icon Ole Henriksen (center), and car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker (right).It was a pleasure to hear their stories and their road to success. 



Thank you once again for the support of all those who joined us, and I look forward to continuing to share the passion for Danish culture and design with you.

CH24 Wishbone chair from Carl Hansen & Son, and Nina K Ekman, Palma 2023