Copenhagen By Design: Art, Furniture & Fashion

Copenhagen Design Retail – HAY

Copenhagen’s exciting design and architecture, along with its impressive dining scene, are turning the city into one of the world’s coolest and most innovative destinations for the modern traveller. Here are our favourite shops, museums and galleries to explore when in the great Danish capital.

Royal Copenhagen

Denmark’s most beloved hand-painted porcelain is located on Amagertorv in central Copenhagen.

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Georg Jensen

Timeless yet modern silver flatware, jewellery and home products, located next door to Royal Copenhagen.

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Illums Bolighus

This flagship of contemporary living and furnishings showcases Danish and international designers.

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Another stunning emporium of Danish style and design located in the heart of Copenhagen.

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Sleek Danish furniture, rugs, lighting and home accessories, plus a great restaurant, in Nordhavn.

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Design Museum

An outstanding museum and an excellent place to buy quality Danish glass, ceramics and fabrics.

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Galleri Nicolai Wallner

Widely acclaimed as one of the best galleries for contemporary art and sculpture in Copenhagen.

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Malene Birger

Stylish women’s clothing, accessories and bags by one of Denmark’s leading fashion designers.

Antonigade 10


Uniquely positioned at St. Paul’s Apotek, a 19th-century pharmacy in the historic neighbourhood of Nyboder, Frama offers durable, timeless furniture, lights, stoneware and even kitchens that focus on the use of natural materials and classic, clean lines. It’s elegant minimalist design at its best in an historic, warm studio space that contrasts beautifully with the product on display.

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Space Copenhagen

This globally-recognised design company is celebrated for its high-profile interior work on restaurants like Noma, often considered the best restaurant in the world, as well as hotels including 11 Howard in New York, which also happens to be the first international posting of another another great design studio, Oliver Gustav.

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Oliver Gustav

You’ll find the headquarters of Oliver Gustav’s boutique and exhibition space in Copehnahgen’s Nyhavn district, where his unique, limited-edition pieces are on display as minimalist and cleanly as you’d expect of a Dane. His pieces make use of light and shadow, surfaces, and scale, and there is also a beautiful home collection of dyed hemp and linen sofas and armchairs.

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KBH Københavns Møbelsnedkeri

With a focus on elegant, handmade wooden tables, chairs and cabinetry, KBH Københavns Møbelsnedkeri’s designs start with a foundation of classic Danish aesthetics, and inject a modern-day art deco spin. Beautiful, timeless pieces that look at home in any home…

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A true multidisciplinary studio, Fokstrot was created by an architect, a boat builder, and a theatre producer trained in carpentry, and its team consists of designers and craftsmen, as well as in-house joinery, metal, and moulding plants. They have been behind the creation of plenty of high-profile projects in interior and exhibition design, scenography, and architecture in Denmark, and while they don’t have a shop you can pop into, we couldn’t resist including them in this list. Just look at these stunning floating ‘Copenhagen Islands’ that double as public event spaces!

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