The international design brand Fritz Hansen was established in Copenhagen in 1872. Today the capital of Denmark is full of old and new design. No one is better qualified to guide you to excellent design gems in Copenhagen than the dedicated staff at Fritz Hansen.
Professional architects and designers flock to Copenhagen every year for inspiration and research. Here are a few recommendations for visitors and locals who want to explore the city we call home.
Radisson Collection Royal Copenhagen
In 1956, the SAS Royal Hotel was called a “Landmark to the Jet Age” with twenty-two floors and every detail of the building and interior designed by Arne Jacobsen. It was considered the most modern hotel in Scandinavia and a shining example of Jacobsen’s ability to carry through an all-encompassing design (or a ‘gesamtkunstwerk’ as the Germans call it).
Today, the SAS Royal Hotel is the Radisson Collection Royal Copenhagen. Rooms feature pieces by Arne Jacobsen and other Fritz Hansen furniture. Book a room or visit the hotel’s bar and restaurant to be surrounded by legendary design.
Pier C Copenhagen Airport
Design-passionate travelers arriving at Pier C of Copenhagen Airport experience extraordinary design the moment they step into the terminal. Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects have chosen Fritz Hansen Series 7™ and Dot™ seating to complement their innovative terminal concept. The dark Series 7™ chairs have been specially floor-mounted at various heights to create arrangements that nudge travelers to use the full terminal space.
The Schmidt Hammer Lassen design also includes silent screens calling names to departing flights and large flags to indicate check-in counters. No loudspeakers interfere with the experience, enhancing the calm and orderly ambiance of the terminal.
Geranium’s team knows that thoughtfulness can be tasted. We know it can be felt through the entire body. Perhaps this shared belief in the power of thoughtfulness is why Geranium’s team has chosen Fritz Hansen furniture for its ‘Inspiration Kitchen’ guests. The 3-Michelin-starred restaurant has PK8™ seating and the PK54™ table to help diners fully immerse in its thoughtful, culinary experience.
The Royal Danish Playhouse
The Royal Playhouse is designed by the Danish architectural practice Lundgaard & Tranberg and is situated on Copenhagen’s harbor front. Extraordinarily, 40% of the building hovers over the water. We recommend stepping into the ground floor café at night. Fritz Hansen Grand Prix™ seating creates a dark, calm mood under a galaxy of LED lights that mimics a starry night.
Fritz Hansen Copenhagen
Visit our shop in central Copenhagen to see both new and iconic furniture, lighting and accessories. Our shop manager and staff are experts on design and craftsmanship and are also happy to make any other recommendations that might make your stay in Copenhagen extraordinary.
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Feature image (on top): The Apartment by Republic of Fritz Hansen
Old and New Design in Copenhagen, written by Fritz Hansen press department