Design Museum Copenhagen Reopens June 2022

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Design Museum Copenhagen Reopens June 2022

Design Museum Copenhagen was founded in 1890, when Denmark’s industrial enterprises were celebrating the eminence of their Sponsored content products. In the course of the 20th century, Danish design – especially furniture design – achieved worldwide renown. After two years of renovation, Design Museum Copenhagen will reopen in June 2022.

In the meantime you can visit the museum’s digital universe. Take a virtual tour of the museum, listen to the podcasts and be inspired to pay the museum a visit by reading the information below.

Design Museum Copenhagen Reopens June 2022
You can spot many pivotal design pieces from the world of Scandi interiors at Design Museum Denmark

The museum chose to close down to start a major renovation and redevelopment that will secure the museum’s unique historic building framework for the future.

Restored exterior
From the street, anyone who looks up can see that the building’s historic decorations have been restored.

The two pediments – towards Bredgade and Amaliegade – as well as the fence towards Amaliegade have bee carved in Gotland sandstone and the sculptural work was done by Johann Christoph Petzold (1708-1762). J. C. Petzold, who was from Sachsen, was called to Denmark to carry out work for Christianborg Castle.

Design Museum Copenhagen Reopens June 2022
Design Museum Denmark explores the history of furniture

Related: Old Classic Furniture By World-Famous Danish Designer

The court sculptor from Sachsen
He stayed in Denmark approx. 1739-47 and 1748-57, and he is mentioned as a court sculptor from 1755 and was also a professor at the Academy of Fine Art 1751-57. Petzold often worked with Nicolaj Eigtved and understood in his building culture to combine figures and decorative elements into a beautifully effective whole.

The history of Danish furniture
Design Museum Denmark explores the history of furniture and there is a whole section on chairs – there is a hefty history behind Danish chairs. Just to mention a few: Vitra, Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Philippe Starck and Tom Dixon.

Related: Rare Design Objects from Danish Designer Company

Design Museum Denmark has a strong focus on furniture in general. You can spot many pivotal design pieces from the world of Scandi interiors and also some really striking installation pieces. There is, of course, a whole host of artwork and graphic design. Not neglecting any creative area, ceramics and pottery are also featured.

Design Museum Copenhagen Reopens June 2022
The reopening of Design Museum Denmark in June gives you a perfect reason to revisit Copenhagen

Perfect reason to revisit Copenhagen
The reopening of Design Museum Denmark in June gives you a perfect reason to revisit Copenhagen and explore everything all over again. In June the museum will once again offer excellent permanent exhibitions on the Danish design legacy, its historical roots, and great sources of inspiration.

Design Museum Copenhagen Reopens June 2022, written by Tor Kjolberg

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