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Designer Copenhagen

One of the things Denmark is famous for it it’s designers. They are super clean and tidy and everything looks like Ikea catalog. It is simply a pleasure to walk in to these establishments. Reason for my trip was the Radisson Bluprint project and everything we did was involving their famous egg chair, you might even recognise it, it is quite famous.

 

On the first day we visited Louis Poulsen Lighthouse. As the name states it is where they make lights. Their showroom was showing off some really nicely interior décor that involved their lightning in it. The artichoke chandelier is my favourite one of all. It reminds me of something I used to have at home

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Later on we continued to Fritz Hansen where we had some lunch before checking out the show room. It was a really long tour. Three hours to be correct and I have to say – I am not a big interior design know it all so for me three hours of looking at chairs was quite tiring but all in all interesting. The famous egg chair was there so they even showed us how they made it which was quite nice and unique. I had no idea that that’s how they make chairs.

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We got back to the hotel after the tour and had some chill time before the Vip Reception and the presentation of the new Radisson blu print. Now this may not be very interesting to you but to me it is quite a thing. Radisson is starting a new trend in the hotel industry. They are throwing away the basic hotel look and making sure their rooms fit the design style of the city and the countries history that the rooms reside in. That means you can expect the rooms in for example China to have some pretty cool Chinese room styles and so on. This way you get to feel like you are actually somewhere else when you arrive, and not just in another hotel room. I am really looking forward to that.

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During the reception I hang out with the Deputy editor of Turkish In Style magazine and for those 3 days in Copenhagen we had really nice chats and shared an occasional cigarette. Throughout the night we mingled and drank some champagne as well as checking out the new chair designs that people all over the world designed for the contest.

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I knew if I didn’t go to the room soon I would wake up with a hangover, so I picked up myself up and dragged myself to sleep.

 

Third day was the most interesting for me actually. We visited Royal Copenhagen where they make the most amazing hand-painted ceramics. We even got our hands on some and painted. It was a really great fun.

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Right next to it was Georg Jensen who was a silver smith and the shop was really amazing. Some of the jewellery there is around £50 000 !!! I couldn’t afford to look at it let alone buy it.

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Kvadrat is a famous Danish fabric factory so we went there to learn a bit more about them while we ate sushi, they had some cool stuff there indeed.

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Last thing in Copenhagen of course was the Danis design museum through which we went quickly as there was a lot of things we already saw in the previous establishments.

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In those three days I have seen more in Copenhagen then I have seen when I lived here. And even though I have kind of missed it, I realised why I didn’t like living there. It is the weather. It is so cold and windy and it is not nice. I envy Danish people who are used to it, because I could never get used to it.

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Hope you enjoyed my post and see you next week in Qatar!

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