Oak and 3 Days of Design at Moltkes Palæ

On the 25th of May, as part of Denmark’s annual 3daysofdesign event, Oak is participating in the ‘Dine, Drink, Daze and Dream’ exhibition at Copenhagen’s beautiful Moltkes Palae.

A former royal residence, the space has been curated by design studio All The Way to Paris and will display furniture from established and emerging designers. Hosted by DI, the free event will be a celebration of the creative class and their relationship to space.

Anna Winston, Oak’s  Contributing Design Editor, will moderate a panel discussion with Peter Bundgaard Rutzou from Space Copenhagen and Peter Eland from Norm Architects. They will discuss place as a resource for inspiration, as well as how space can be designed to foster both concentration and retreat.

The designers will reflect on the creation and evolution of their own work spaces and how they channel this same energy into developing interiors for their clients. The homes, studios and workshops of architects, artists and designers – so often shrouded in mystery – will be unfolded.

Celebrating Vol.09 at the FvF Friends Space

To mark the launch of Volume 09, The Creative Spaces Issue, Oak co-hosted an event in collaboration with Freunde von Freunden.

The event was held in FvF’s beautiful Friends Space in Kreuzberg, Berlin’s creative hub. We celebated with a two part discussion of creative spaces with artists Sophie Erlund and Henrik Strömberg and later on writer Saskia Vogel and architect Sigurd Larsen discussed place in translation. Danish food project Rødder provided guests with a superb selection of their modern Nordic fare and Copenhagen-born micro-brewery, Mikkeller, supplied the refreshments.

Held in a space FvF established to congregate a ‘global creative community’, it was an event that epitomized the new issue’s celebration of the spaces that incubate Nordic creativity.

Inside the volume, legendary artist Olafur Eliasson reflects on the collaborative studio that is his ongoing artwork. Fine jewellery designer Sophie Bille Brahe takes us on a tour of the hidden gems of Copenhagen that inspire her work. In this way, The Creative Spaces Issue presents both the spaces that we craft to foster inspiration, as well as the spaces that make us.

Many thanks to FvF for hosting the event and Rødder and Mikkeller for their support.

Nordic Traces Podcasts

Oak’s new series of podcasts, Nordic Traces, brings the magazine to life through inspiring discussions with creative leaders featured in the new issue. To mark the publication of Volume 8: Breaking New Ground, Oak’s editor-in-chief Karen Orton interviewed chef Christian Puglisi alongside craft beer brand founder Mikkel Borg Bjergsø at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen, speaking about Puglisi’s pione-ering Farm of Ideas and the Mikkeller craft beer phenomenon. We also hosted a discussion between artist and architect Caroline Sillesen together with food designer Bo Lindegaard – co-founder of experimental food agency, I’m A Kombo.
Listen to the podcasts here

Book launch Huse i Tisvilde

Book launch of the new book Huse i Tisvilde, Art Direction by Oak Publishing. The book invites us inside some of the beautiful and unique homes in Tisvildeleje, a distinctive old fishing town in Northern Sealand, Denmark.




Oak x Rudo Aperitivo

Last night we enjoyed a perfect evening of Italian aperitivi and conversation at Rudo in Copenhagen to launch Oak vol. 07. Thank you to Rudo and all of our friends and collaborators for a great party!

Celebrating Vol.06 at the FvF Apartment

To mark the publication of Volume 06, The Global Local Issue, FvF hosted Oak and a mixer of their communities in the FvF Apartment in Berlin.

Inside the Global Local issue you’ll find both Noma founder Rene Redzepi reflecting on taking NOMA on the road to Tokyo and Sydney and Italian chef Massimo Bottura repurposing food waste in the ‘10 Ideas to Change the World’ piece. It’s a publication that looks at both sides of the coin: from Nordics, like photographer Lina Scheynius who have settled elsewhere in the world to the reverse, international creatives who have laid down roots in the Northern countries.

Thank you FvF for hosting the event and to Rødder for the Nordic catering, Bøgedal and Skandinavisk.

Read more about the launch here


OAK X aesop

Oak volume five, The Love Issue, was launched in Copenhagen on Friday the 29th of April at a reception at the beautiful Aesop store on Værnedamsvej.

Thank you to all who stopped by, not least the many contributors who helped celebrate this labour of love. You can order The Love Issue here.

Oak x Broste / Midsummer
Oak X Menu at höst