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"Danish furniture is the beginning and the future of all design". John Birch, Wyeth. 

In August and September 2014, Images of Danish Furniture will take place in Copenhagen, inaugurated on 1 August with a furniture exhibition in the foyer of the House of Industry in Copenhagen. 34 Danish furniture companies will participate in the exhibition, curated by trend specialist Anne Lise Kjaer, Kjaer Global, London. The exhibition runs until 26 September. It is open to everyone, and access is free of charge. 

One of my favorite public buildings in the north-west part of Copenhagen, Denmark is the Library at Rentemestervej. The cultural building by architects COBE and Transform looks like as a stack of books. The golden building has won several awards (e.g. Best Refurbished Building) and is both a library, a community center and an urban space uniting the neighborhood.

The building consists of 4 golden boxes with perforated aluminum 
displaced in proportion to each other. At ground floor, there’s a children’s library, then a youth library, a library for adults and finally on top, a concert hall. 

Images: Stamers Kontor and Adam Mørk. Spotted by missdesignsays. Content Curator #allgoodthingsdanish

Kalvebod Waves, Copenhagen. Photo by George Messaritakis. JDS Architects. Kalvebod Waves, Copenhagen. Photo by George Messaritakis. JDS Architects. Kalvebod Waves, Copenhagen. Photo by George Messaritakis. JDS Architects. Kalvebod Waves, Copenhagen. Photo by George Messaritakis. JDS Architects. Kalvebod Waves, Copenhagen. Photo by George Messaritakis. JDS Architects. Kalvebod Waves, Copenhagen. Photo by George Messaritakis. JDS Architects. Kalvebod Waves, Copenhagen. Photo by George Messaritakis. JDS Architects. Kalvebod Waves, Copenhagen. JDS Architects. Kalvebod Waves, Copenhagen. JDS Architects. Kalvebod Waves, Copenhagen. JDS Architects.

What once was just the front of the Marriott hotel and a headquarter of the Nykredit Bank, is now a cool place for summer hangouts in Copenhagen. At Kalvebod Brygge - opposite the very popular, and crowded Islands Brygge, the Kalvebod Wave (in Danish: Kalvebod Bølge) is Islands Brygge’s urban counterpart. 

With a close connection to the central train station and Tivoli, Copenhagen’s famous city amusement park,  Kalvebod Waves is a hub where the inner city has regained its connection to the harbor. 

Architects: JDS Architects. See the full project here.

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MADE2014 - a Festival for makers - at Musicon, Roskilde, Denmark

Did you know that Roskilde Festival is much more than music? The innovation unit at Roskilde Festival Group, Orange Innovation, is brought into this world to transform experience, creative powers and good energy from Roskilde Festival into new initiatives, products and events. This August the MADE2014 Festival takes place in Roskilde - if you know someone who is a “maker” and would like to participate or contribute, this is the link to follow!

MADE2014 from 25-31 August 2014.

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Danish designed table from the brand new brand LivingWood. The owner, Lars Hansen, has spent more than 20 years in the leisure industry, so he knows where to pick the best trees in the world. Many of the trees chosen for his new collection of tables are from Africa - and back in Denmark he transforms them into unique tables with natural curves and lines. LivingWood is a new Danish brand, so do welcome them and check out Lars’s website for more info. In Danish only for know, but hopefully that will change ;) Spotted by missdesignsays. Content Curator #allgoodthingsdanish

Cykelslangen in Copenhagen - a new bicycle ramp/bridge. Image: Ulla Bach Cykelslangen in Copenhagen - a new bicycle ramp/bridge. Image: Ulla Bach Cykelslangen in Copenhagen - a new bicycle ramp/bridge. Image: Ulla Bach

The new bicycle ramp/bridge named “Cykelslangen” taking bikers in Copenhagen from Havneholmen along the shopping centre Fisketorvet to the shopping centre’s main entrance, will inaugurate next week. It’s a project paid by the Municipality of Copenhagen. The bridge will completely separate cyclists from pedestrians and hereby solve a large current logistic problem in the area. Yet another proof that Copenhagen is the best city to bike in - worldwide! 

Architects: DISSING+WEITLING
Images: Ulla Bach

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The new Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen. A Brøchner Hotel. Hotel SP34's entrance, Sankt Peders Stræde 34 in Copenhagen. Hotel lobby, bar and reception - Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen. Interior from the hotel reception and lobby area. Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen. Bar Moritz; a bar that is hugely inspired by vibrant Spanish cities like Madrid, Barcelona and San Sebastian. Bar Moritz interior detail. Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen. Lounge area at Hotel SP34, Copenhagen. Hotel room at Hotel SP34, Copenhagen. Bathroom at Hotel SP34, Copenhagen. Feeling lost? Cool way-finding at Hotel SP34, Copenhagen.

One of the new hotels in Copenhagen, Hotel SP34, is a great design experience. It is a 4+ boutique hotel situated in Copenhagen’s old Latin Quarter, Sankt Peders Stræde, just 100 meters from the Town Hall Square and the pedestrian street, Strøget. It used to be Hotel Fox, known for it’s artistic individual and ‘crazy’ rooms for the young generation, but is now a truly modern boutique hotel with 118 rooms, conference centre, private cinema, rooftop terrace, two bars and two restaurants. No doubt, the audience is now older and more luxury orientated, which the interior design supports. Concrete, wood, neutral colors, leather and design from both Denmark and Sweden, gives Hotel SP34 a contemporary feeling, a Scandinavian touch and a Nordic appeal.

It is also situated in a great neighborhood; a bohemian area with high ceilings, cool restaurants, vintage shops, churches, bars and the cozy surroundings near Copenhagen University. Spotted by missdesignsays. Content Curator #allgoodthingsdanish

Copenhell - heavy metal festival in Copenhagen. Copenhell 2014. Image: Copenhell Copenhell Claw. Production design: AMPD.dk Copenhell 2014. Copenhell 2014. Image: Copenhell Copenhell 2014. Copenhell 2014. Copenhell 2014. Copenhell 2014. Copenhell 2014.

Copenhell 2014 was the 5th outdoor metal festival held in Copenhagen. People go there to listen to more than 30 heavy metal bands from all around the world. I go there to see the production design around the former B&W shipyard. Copenhell is situated in the heart of Copenhagen, yet on its own on Refshaleøen - less than 10 minutes away on a bike, making it the only European metal festival to take place in the centre of a major city.  

Here at the former B&W Shipyard, where ships and powerful diesel engines were manufactured for centuries, the monumental concrete halls tell tales of the 8000 men doing backbreaking hard work up until 1996 where the shipyard closed down. The site is brought “back to life” by flames, noise-infernos and the passion of thousands of dedicated metal heads.

My Danish architecture friend, Bo Benzon from AMPD, is a master in production design for festivals around Denmark. From Copenhell to Northside and Roskilde Festival. It’s always a pleasure to see how architecture and design can add value to the festival experience. 

And to be honest, I’m not there for the music. But I’ll be back again next year.

Thanks to Copenhell and a dedicated headbanger for the images. Hell ya!

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