3 Days of Design Highlights

On the 24th of May Denmark’s annual 3 Days of Design event kicked off in Copenhagen. Showroom tours, product launches and pop-up exhibitions coloured the calendar.

For the sixth year, designers and brands opened their studio doors to show off their newest concepts. There were also inspiring discussions with some of the most prominent contributor’s to Denmark’s global reputation as a design hub. All events examined what the rich Nordic design traditions are still teaching us and how designers are evolving those same traditions.

Here are Oak’s highlights from the creative celebration:

Erik Jørgensen & Montana Furniture

Bredgade 76 in central Copenhagen is where you’ll find both Erik Jørgensen and Montana Furniture’s showrooms; the only stop you’ll need to see the next trends in home and office design. Jørgensen’s new earth tones showroom is juxtaposed perfectly upstairs by Montana’s celebration of primary colour blocking.  There’s also the chance to take a seat in Jørgensen’s new Ovo chair designed by Damian Williamson. It was inspired by the way egg pasta drapes over a long rolling pin.

DAWN at Nomad Workspace

The DAWN exhibition at Nomad Workspace emphasises the diversity of design; both of talent and of trend. The exhibition is curated by Spatial Code and provides newly-established and smaller designers with the opportunity to showcase their work to the international creative community. Helle Mardahl’s new collection of candy-coloured, bauble-shaped lamps is a vibrant example of the innovation on display at DAWN and why it is worth a visit.

HOMAGE at Penalhuset

Danish textiles brand Tekla and IOMA Studio have partnered to curate HOMAGE. The exhibition brings Copenhagen’s light-filled Penalhuset space to life with work that cuts across the creative spectrum. Here, Oliver Sundqvist and Frederik Nystrup-Larsen’s beautiful and ghoulish concrete vases are positioned next to Tekla’s luxurious linens displayed on artistically strewn beds. HOMAGE is a tribute to the artists and designers that have mastered the relationship between objects and space.