Art and Design in Copenhagen

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Art and Design in Copenhagen

A two-minute walk south of the City Hall on H.C. Andersens Boulevard is the Dansk Design Center with ongoing Danish and international exhibitions.

The Danish Design Centre seeks to promote the value of design for Danish business and industry. Denmark has a unique design narrative. The DDC is rooted in history and in the qualities that Danish design stands for, but it is also oriented towards the future.

Art and Design in Copenhagen
Danish Design Center

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Until 29 September you can explore the winners and finalists of this year’s Danish Design Award, who demonstrate the difference design can do.

Art and Design in Copenhagen
Exhibition at Danish Design Center

Across the road is the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. This exquisite museum offers a grand art collection begun by the brewer Carl Jacobsen and maintained by the New Carlsberg Foundation.

Art and Design in Copenhagen
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

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There are collections of ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Etruscan sculptures, as well as some French masterpieces from Cézanne, Gauguin and Todin. The lush, palm-lined indoor Winter Garden has a wonderful café.

Feature image (on top) Sculptures in Ny Carlsberg Gyptotek

Art and Design in Copenhagen, written by Tor Kjolberg

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Journalist, PR and marketing consultant Tor Kjolberg has several degrees in marketing management. He started out as a marketing manager in Scandinavian companies and his last engagement before going solo was as director in one of Norway’s largest corporations. Tor realized early on that writing engaging stories was more efficient and far cheaper than paying for ads. He wrote hundreds of articles on products and services offered by the companies he worked for. Thus, he was attuned to the fact that storytelling was his passion.