3 days of design has got to be my favourite design event and one I must recommend to you all. Yes, yes, there’s Milan but I haven’t been there yet, it looks amazing but I’m recommending what I know. And I am completely in love with Copenhagen, so 3 days of design really is the perfect design fair for me. When it comes to business events and inspiration, design weeks such as the Stockholm furniture and light fair, LDF, Milan and 3 days of design are hugely important. I’ve been to this design fair in Copenhagen twice now and each time it has been so overwhelmingly good. Actually last year I cried. yep, a design geek through and through. I had the best time and a complete sucker for good design and fancy dinners.
I have been championing this event to my UK blogger friends each year. Almost as if I’m working for them and I’m not. This is in no way sponsored. I purely want to share why I love it so much and how it’s undoubtably 3 memorable days of design.
Over the 3 days, there’s a packed schedule of talks, installations in historic buildings, exhibitions, workshops and open showrooms. With design buzzing and sprawled across such a beautiful city, what’s not to love. For transport across the city there’s 2 bus routes and a boat. These boats are FUN.
To list everything that I saw last year would be total overload. It was epic. The best design event, fair, festival that I have ever been to. It certainly celebrates Danish design talent, the city also food with delicious nibbles to keep you going. To give a little more insight I’ve added some pictures from last year.
Design Museum Denmark. It has the most comprehensive and inspiring chair exhibition.
SO happy to be introduced to Paustian’s showroom. I’ve only ever seen their stands in exhibitions but this space is jaw dropping.
Menu opened their new creative co-working space named Menu Space. We were spoilt by a private performance by the Royal Danish Ballet.
The Round Tower has a exhibition room. They featured creative works by artists and makers living and working in Scandinavia.
I was stunned to find my old university pal Deepa Panchamia exhibiting her incredible floating piece of hand stitched textiles.
Dinesen opened their showroom with a number of exhibitions. Love the cute stool made with Dinesen wood by design duo, Design studies.
A thing that I love about Scandinavian design is that they honour the classics. The House of Finn Juhl was really interesting, showcasing their classic designs in contemporary ways. Such comfy seats too.
Views from the DUX showroom. Incredible architecture in the city.
Frama hosted their part of 3 days of design in their studio and also an open house at the beautiful Frama apartment .
Please Wait to be Seated, a brand I discovered of because of the famous Spade chair designed by Faye Toogood. Their space was fun, creative and super stylish.
Rooftop views at Muuto. What a cool place to hang out with new nordic design overlooking classic architecture.
Skagerak. You must know now that Skagerak holds a special place in my design heart. The design, sustainability, ethics, lasting design, supporting new designers….. the list goes on. It’s everything I love. They have a wonderful house in Copenhagen which is their flagship showroom with a huge garden. It’s a peaceful and perfectly designed oasis. A dreamy place to visit.
Søren Lassen, grandson of the original designer Mogens Lassen demonstrating welding pieces of the Kubus candle holder. He has done this the last 2 years and if he’s doing it again this year then it’s a must see and join in.
Nikari is a Finnish furniture brand. Part of this design week there were embassy’s from the other Nordic countries that exhibited. The simplicity and quality of Nikari’s products are astounding.
The famous Atelier September dog demonstrating my face during the entire design festival, haha)
As you can tell I’m incredibly excited about 3 days of design this May, it’s my first one as an honorary Copenhagener.
Will I see you there?
*All Photography/images © Hannah Trickett/Hannah in the house
So cool to see this list of jaw-dropping places to see and visit during the 3 days of design. I am going there for the first time this year and REALLY looking forward. All tips on must-sees for the upcoming event are most welcome!!!
It looks so good and like SUCH an inspiring event, I hope to come but arghh need some more pennies!! I might just have to follow your stories and admire from afar xx
Gutted to miss 3 days of design but so nice to get your curated view. How nice is that Nikari chair!!
Dear Hanna, Agree so much, it became my favourite one of the most inspiring events as well ( alongside with Stockholm Furniture Fair indeed) . I was actually very happy to see that they integrate influencers for the showrooms like you did this year with Stelton. Its very valuable for the brands to show our unique visual interpretations! Happy for and proud of you ! …and was nice meeting you there in person 😉
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