Some tips on what not to miss at 3daysofDesign

— 05 June 2024

Copenhagen Design Week is among the liveliest after the one in Milan and the 2024 edition promises a variety of content spread across the Danish capital. Here is our selection of highlights.


Artek collaborates with Tekla for a historic collection
Tekla and Artek celebrate architect and pioneering designer Aino Aalto with a limited collection released in the year of her 130th birthday. The collection comprises bedding featuring Aino Aalto’s Kirsikankukka pattern, highlighting Tekla and Artek’s shared commitment to timeless, high-quality pieces that centre “the beauty of the everyday”. In the 1930s, Aino Aalto met the Japanese ambassador to Finland and his wife, who gave Aalto a gift of silk fabric with a cherry blossom, or “kirsikankukka” in Finnish, motif. Inspired by the design, Aino created the Kirsikankukka pattern as an homage to Japanese art and design. The pattern was part of the standard collection of printed fabrics sold at Artek, used in interior design projects or for upholstering. Now with Tekla and Artek’s partnership, the Kirsikankukka print is once again available in home textiles.

Studio Ladies&Gentlemen

Enter the Salon
Collective exhibition curated by Signe Hytte, Enter the Salon will present several brands - Karimoku Case, Carpe Diem Beds, Origin Made, Ambientec, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Silkeborg Uldspinderi, August Sandgren - in the space The Conary, an old townhouse in the heart of Copenhagen, celebrating the famous salons of yesterday. Truly vibrant gatherings where intellectuals and creatives exchanged fresh ideas and challenged societal norms, salons were pivotal spaces for cultural life and this atmosphere is brought back in this exhibition, conceived to inspire each other and talk, listen and think with an open mind, together. The common denominator for all the brands is an unwavering dedication to craftsmanship and quality over passing trends and fads, always with a focus on how uncompromising techniques can be emphasized in their pieces. 

The Dream of Danish Design
This talk presented by Ambientec in collaboration with Dezeen and moderated by Max Fraser, will take place on Thursday 13 June from 3pm to 4pm. The Dream of Danish Design will feature Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen (architect and partner of Norm Architects), Stine Find Osther (design president of Kvadrat), Anker Bak (furniture designer and cabinetmaker) and Els Van Hoorebeeck (creative & brand director of &tradition).

Photo © Erwan Bouroullec and raawii, 2024

Happy Sobriety, the collaboration between raawii and Erwan Bouroullec 
From 11 to 14 June, the first seat of the young Danish company, the "ARBA" lounge chair, born from the collaboration with Erwan Bouroullec, will be presented in the space of the contemporary design gallery Etage Projects. On this occasion HAPPY SOBRIETY will present itself as a programmatic installation of collaborative and personal works; the installation will be a low-threshold environment somewhere between a lab, a bazaar and an art gallery, in which everything is accessible, everything can be touched, used, and bought for Erwan's personal projects ranging from unique, large-scale graphic works to hand-made furniture made with materials harvested at his place in Burgundy, and it will feature a display of raawii's colorful collections of objects and small furniture. “Every design is carrying a certain optimism, the optimism of the designer, the maker and the user, and their belief that a new object will make a better future get to market more directly and without too many compromises, and how could designers and users exchange their energy through making, selling and using things?”

The new upholstered furniture by Panter&Tourron for Vitra
The Swiss-based design duo has developed a soft seating system that will be presented at the Vitra showroom in Nordhavn in advance from 12 to 14 June, ahead of the official launch.


An Italian Affair
Curated by Claudia Pignatale, An Italian Affair celebrates the refinement, art and innovation of design and Made in Italy by involving four Italian brands united by a profound research and passion for design. The limited collection of Design Duo Double Feature objects, launched in Milan by the surfaces brand FENIX at the Fuorisalone 2024, contributes to populating the selection of objects and brands, to which are added Ethimo, Moroso and Secondome. Alongside the companies, the design studio Mandalaki, the flower designer Barbara Mattei and the artist Marta Abbott will also participate.


Agape and Agapecasa
Agape and Agapecasa participate for the first time in the 3daysofDesign festival in Copenhagen, occupying the historic setting of the former port warehouse Pakhus 11, set up for the occasion with a project by Camilla Benedini who imagines a post-industrial museum. On display are the objects that interpret the bathroom for Agape, an architectural space of well-being that welcomes timeless products in a plurality of formal languages. Furthermore, some particularly significant pieces by Angelo Mangiarotti will be on display on geometric platforms, which Agape has decided to re-edit with philological rigour, creating the Agapecasa brand.

Carl Hansen & Søn
On the occasion of 3daysofDesign, in the flagship store in Copenhagen, Carl Hansen & Søn presents the new furnishings (spoiler: also in the world of lighting!) by the great designers Børge Mogensen, Kaare Klint, Rikke Frost, Vilhelm Lauritzen and Henning Koppel. Furthermore, what better occasion to celebrate the 110 years of the great master Hans J. Wegner? In fact, these days will mark the anniversary of the designer of the iconic chairs that made the history of the brand. Finally, to carve out a moment of tranquility during the weekend, the small courtyard attached to the showroom will host the outdoor novelties designed by the EOOS trio and Gudmundur Ludvik.

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