Danish design became popular in the 40s and 50s, characterised by its elegance and its clean lines.

Some of the most famous Danish designers are:

  • Arne Jacobsen, known for the Swan, Ant and Egg chairs.
  • Georg Jensen, sculptor and silversmith, creates household items full of beauty and functionality.
  • Jørn Utzon, architect of the Sydney Opera House, UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its vaulted leaflets.
  • Poul Henningsen, obsessed with light, creator of the PH lamp.
  • Finn Juhl, known for his furniture design.

Copenhagen has two museums dedicated to design:

Designmuseum Danmark

Founded in 1890, it shows decorative art and industrial designs from Asia and the Western Culture from the Middle Ages to the present days.

Address: Bredgade 68

How to get there:

  • Bus: 1A, Amalienborg or Esplanaden stop
  • Underground: Kongens Nytorv station
  • Train: Østerport station



Opened in 2018, it promotes sustainable urban development. It is located in Copenhagen’s harbour.

Address: Bryghuspladsen

How to get there:

  • Bus: 1A, 2A, 5C, 9A, 10, 26, 31, 37, 66, 68, 250S
  • Ferry: 991, 992


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