Copenhagen Design Guide



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From furniture and lighting to epic architecture, Denmark is known for its smart, functional design. This four-day tour offers you a chance to experience this design for yourself: Not just in the Danish capital's smart design museums but in everyday life. Sleep in a designer hotel room, eat from designer plates at the city's smartest restaurants and shop in the most exclusive boutiques.

Author: Jane Graham


Day 1 - København, Copenhagen, Copenhagen V


For any real design fanatic visiting Copenhagen, a total experience has to include the right hotel room. We recommend Hotel Alexandra for those looking for classic, retro design and Hotel Fox for those who enjoy the unique and the quirky-while for those who can afford to indulge, The Royal Hotel is a design classic.
Once you're settled into your hotel, it's time to explore the city. Get your design bearings at the Danish Design Centre (DDC)- a living museum of design trends both then and now, before heading down popular walking street Strøget for a look at the city's most exclusive designer boutiques. Enjoy lunch at the Royal Copenhagen flagship store on Amagertorv in the Royal Cafe; even if you don't buy any of the shop's classic items, you can still enjoy eating from them!
No design shopping experience should miss out on the chance to look at some of Denmark's best fashion designers in their flagship stores- experience for example the outrageous designs of Henrik Vibskov or the more elegant feminine stylings of Bruuns Bazaar. And don't miss out on the modern, functional furniture of Hay- either at the original store on Pilestræde or the newer premises above Cafe Norden.
End the day with the panoramic views and cool design of Alberto K, the exclusive 20th floor restaurant of the Royal Hotel, followed by drinks in the old-fashioned gentleman's watering hole The Library Bar.


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Hotel Fox

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Location:

Jarmers Plads 3
1551 København, DK

Contact:

tel: +45 33 13 3000 / +45 33 95 7755 (Reservations)
fax: +45 3314 3033
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Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen

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Location:

Hammerichsgade 1
1611 Copenhagen, DK

Contact:

tel: +45 3342 6000
fax: +45 3342 6100
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Hotel Alexandra

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Location:

H.C. Andersens Boulevard 8
1553 København, DK

Contact:

tel: +45 3374 4444
fax: +45 3374 4488
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4

Danish Design Centre

Location:

27 HC Andersens Blvd
1553 Copenhagen V, Denmark

Contact:

tel: 3369 3369
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6

Strøget

Location:

Rådhuspladsen/Kongens Nytorv
1100 Copenhagen, Denmark


7

Royal Copenhagen Porcelain

Location:

Amagertorv 6
In the Royal Scandinavia retail center, Strøget
1160 Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact:

tel: +45 3314 0229
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8

Bruuns Bazaar

Location:

Kronprinsensgade 8
1114 Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact:

tel: +45 3332 1999
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9

Hay Cph

Location:

Pilestræde 29-31
1112 Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact:

tel: +45 9942 4400
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10

Henrik Vibskov

Location:

Krystalgade 6
1172 Copenhagen,

Contact:

tel: 3314 6100
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11

Alberto K

Location:

Hammerichsgade 1, 20th floor
In the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel
1602 Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact:

tel: 3342 6161
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12

Library Bar

Location:

Bernstorffsgade 4
In the Hotel Plaza
Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact:

tel: 3314 9262


Day 2 - København, Copenhagen


Start the day by taking the Metro to the DR-Byen station to look at the new architectural landscape of Ørestad- including the Jean Nouvel-designed Koncerthuset of Danmarks Radio. Then take the Metro back to Christianshavn and the Danish Architecture Centre for a showcase of the many building projects that have transformed Copenhagen over the past decade- including those in Ørestad.
After lunch at one of Christianhavn's many great waterfront cafes, take the Metro down to Kongens Nytorv Station and stroll up Bredgade to visit the Art & Design Museum Kunstindustrimuseet, where the building and gardens to the rear are as attractive as the exhibitions.
Eat in the stylish surroundings of contemporary sushi bar Umami on nearby Store Kongensgade, and then end the evening with a cocktail or two in the equally cool K Bar, known locally for its large number of Martinis.


1

Koncerthuset

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Location:

Emil Holms Kanal 20
2300 København, Denmark

Contact:

tel: 45 3520 3040
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2

Danish Architecture Center (DAC)

Location:

Strandgade 27B
1401 Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact:

tel: +45 3257 1930
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3

Design Museum Danmark

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Location:

Bredgade 68
1260 København, Denmark

Contact:

tel: +45 3318 5656
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4

Umami

Location:

Store Kongensgade 59
1264 København, Denmark

Contact:

tel: +45 3338 7500
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5

K Bar

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Location:

Ved Stranden 20
1061 Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact:

tel: +45 3391 9222
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Day 3 - Copenhagen, København


No design visit to Copenhagen should miss out on a look at the new waterfront architecture that includes the vast granite facade of the Royal Library, known locally as the Black Diamond. Take your time browsing the extensive selection of English books in the Library's bookstore 'Diamanten' before enjoying lunch in the building's slick restaurant, Søren K.
Take the yellow HT harbor bus across the water to the Copenhagen Opera House, for a glimpse of this world-famous architecture both inside and out. Finally, enjoy a meal at Terence Conran's Custom House- a former customs & excise building transformed into a number of very trendy restaurants.


3

Kongelige Bibliotek (Royal Library)

Location:

Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1
Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact:

tel: 3347 4747
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4

Operaen

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Location:

Ekvipagemestervej 10
1438 København, Denmark

Contact:

tel: 45 3369 6969
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5

Søren K

Location:

Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1
On the ground floor of the Royal Library's Black Diamond Wing
Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact:

tel: 3347 4949
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6

Custom House Bar + Grill

Location:

Havnegade 44
Custom House
1058 Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact:

tel: +45 3331 0130
fax: +45 3311 9301
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Day 4 - Copenhagen, Humlebæk, København, Klampenborg


Take the bus up to the elegant residential area of Østerbro, now a great place for shopping. Normann Copenhagen is no exception: Here, designer articles ranging from clothes to interior design can be purchased in a vast showroom that was once a movie theater.
After you've shopped yourself out, take the regional train to Humlebæk from nearby Østerport Station for a daytrip up the coast to two of Denmark's premiere art museums: Louisiana and Ordrupgaard. Both combine amazing architecture with fascinating exhibitions: We recommend lunch in Louisiana's cafe, with its glorious views over the Øresund. While at Ordrupgård, don't miss out on Finn Juul's house, a perfect example of architect and designer Juul's work. This is now a part of the Ordrupgaard collection and can be found within the museum grounds.
Finally, dine in style at Restaurant Jacobsen, a short way down the coast at Klampenborg, thus combining a design tour with fine Danish cuisine.


1

Normann Copenhagen

Location:

Østerbrogade 70
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact:

tel: +45 3555 4459
fax: +45 3555 4439
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2

Louisiana Museum

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Location:

Gammel Strandvej 13
3050 Humlebæk, Denmark

Contact:

tel: +45 4919 0719
fax: +45 4919 3505
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3

Malerisamlingen Ordrupgård

Location:

Vilvordevej 110
Charlottenlund
2920 København, Denmark

Contact:

tel: +45 3964 1183
fax: +45 3964 1005
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4

Restaurant Jacobsen

Location:

Strandvejen 444
2930 Klampenborg, Danmark

Contact:

tel: 3963 4322
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