For years Danish designers lived in the shadows of modern masters like Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner. Today this has radically changed, and the design scene is again flourishing. On our walking tour we will show the best of classic and contemporary Danish design, from porcelain, typography and chairs to hotels, fashion and bicycles and tell you how small details can improve everyday life.
Sofas, chairs, bicycles, teapots and door handles – Design plays a big role in Danish culture and in Copenhagen we will lead the way to our favorite design shops and tell you the story behind the many Danish design successes.
We will start the tour showing the world’s first design hotel The Royal Radisson made by the functionalistic star architect and designer Arne Jacobsen, who also created the entire interior – now slightly changed. Further we will pass a high-end supermarket to look at their packaging and design line and move on, showing among other things uncompromised bicycle design at Sögreni, the expressive chairs of Finn Juhl and the classic and poetic paper lamps of Le Klint as well as some of the city´s most fascinating interiors.
Our tour will take you through green, urban cityscapes and the beautiful neighborhood of the historic parts of town – and we promise that beside a great design- and shopping experience we will tell you all we know about Copenhagen’s trendy spots, providing you with a lot of inside knowledge on cool bars, chill outs, hidden gems and smashing restaurants. The exact content of the tour might differ slightly from tour to tour.
Photos:credits to visitcopenhagen.dk/monokrom.dk