If there’s one city where design is deeply ingrained into its culture and lifestyle, it’s Copenhagen. Recently, we were invited by Royal Copenhagen, Fritz Hansen and Dinesen to take a look behind-the-scenes of some of the city’s most well-known design companies and spent a couple of days delving into the Danish design scene…
Our first stop was porcelain manufacturing company Royal Copenhagen. Founded in 1775 in Copenhagen, the company is headquartered just outside of the city. We got a glimpse of the rich history as well as the making of the traditional hand-painted ‘Blue Fluted’ during a tour of the production hall. Most of the painters, who know the designs by heart, have been working for Royal Copenhagen for decades.
Afterwards, we visited the headquarters of Fritz Hansen, a furniture company that was founded in 1872, where we were met by the iconic ‘Egg Chair’ at the entry of the manufacturing hall. Fritz Hansen recently relaunched the traditional ‘Series 7’ in ten different colors, which were specially created by Danish artist Tal R. Our next stop was a visit to his studio, which was filled with color and paint.
The next day, we had a look into the showroom of Dinesen, a family-owned Danish wood manufacturer. The company, which has been around since 1898, sources wood from the Black Forest in Germany. While specializing in flooring and interior design, their tables consist of a single piece of wood that can be up to 15 meters long. Only recently, the company designed the ‘Dinesen Home’, a collaboration together with Fritz Hansen to equip an apartment in Copenhagen with Danish design.