The annual, Copenhagen located design festivity, 3daysofdesign, has yet again conquered a huge number of design studios, showrooms and museums and filled them with exhibitions, lectures, talks, discussions and product launches.
What started in 2014 as a small event held by a handful of companies from Pakhus 48 — a collective of showrooms located in an old warehouse at the Copenhagen docks — has now grown into a well known design event engaging over 80 Danish design companies and exhibitors.
As the name quite clearly indicates, the design festival lasts for three days, and it actually begins, well, right now. In fact it has already started. If that’s confusing, and if you can't find the publishing date of this article, right now means June 1th. So if you happen to find yourself in Copenhagen and find it difficult to navigate through the sea of exiting events, here are out best tips.
The Danish Chair
Through The Danish Chair Designmuseum Danmark tells the story of how Danish design turned into an international mega brand.
Guests can embark on a scenic journey of the many types of chairs, which draw a picture of the 20th-century Danish success story and export adventure known as Danish Modern.
DUX x Smaller Objects at The Embassy of Sweden
In collaboration with the Swedish design brands DUX and Smaller Objects, the Embassy will host an exhibition of contemporary Swedish design, in a historic setting in the Residence building.
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124° by Daniel Rybakken for Artek at Paustian. With the special exhibition 124° by Daniel Rybakken for Artek, Paustian will launch Daniel Rybakkens new series of mirrors for Artek in Denmark in an installation with the Kaari collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Artek.
In the iconic Utzon house in Nordhavn, Paustian will also be showing the special exhibition: Kvadrat/Raf Simons 2017 x Paustian, as well as present news from Vitra, Artek and Paustian Furniture Collection – among others. The Kvadrat/Raf Simons x Paustian exhibition presents the design classics from the Paustian Furniture Collection dressed in the new 2017 collection of textiles designed by Raf Simons for Kvadrat. During 3 Days of Design, we also launch the 2017 collection of the Arctander Chair, with versions of the chair in the 2017 Kvadrat/Raf Simons collection.
Frama Studio Apartment
Visit the Frama Studio Apartment during 3daysofdesign when the residential home of Niels Strøyer Christophersen will be open for a public view for the first time since it’s establishment in 2012. The house manifests the idealistic artistic direction of Frama interior architecture and links directly to the universe of the Frama collections. The apartment has been featured in numerous international publications from Kinfolk, Vogue, RUM, New Nordic Design and houses the prototype of the first Frama Studio Kitchen – recently nominated Best Kitchen by Elle Decoration.
The apartment is located at Østerbro in a building dating back to 1905 and used to be a former watchmakers store. Ahead of 3daysofdesign the space has gone through a small restoration. Entrance from the corner
Paustian x Vitra x Embassy of Switzerland
Paustian and Vitra presents the Verner Panton Pavilion, curated by designer Alfredo Häberli at the Swiss Embassy.The newly furbished Verner Panton Pavilion at the Swiss Embassy illustrates the great diversity and innovative strength of Verner Panton’s work. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Verpan and Montana. See more at paustian.dk