Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen

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Designmuseum Denmark showcases a relatively small collection of Danish design classics from phones and stereos to chairs and kitchen utensils. Look for Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen tableware. Each year the center also features a number of special exhibits on both Danish and international design. The building houses a gift shop, conference rooms, and a cafe offering a traditional cafe layout in a modern lounge environment. Get a quick cup of coffee to go while roaming through the exhibits, or stay put for a cup of tea and a croissant. Find out how to plan Copenhagen trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • This museum in an old historic Palace is worth a visit in any case for friends of Scandinavian design. I found only deal came and banished in relatively few areas the presentation of recent and contemporary period, which are really crammed. One takes the main place currently an exhibition of Japanese influence on the Danish design, very and for my taste too detailed. In darkened, artificially belwuchteten rooms, which make the whole thing somewhat bleak. The balance for my taste is not wrong here, because modernism has earned really more space and a more loving presentation.
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  • We took a ride as we were in the area and, being free for students, we peeked. Museum
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  • During the visit we are immersed in everything related to Danish design, both fashion, furniture, for Design lovers what to do!
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  • Fascinating Museum displaying Danish design from the past to the present. Lots of information posted in English. The museum itself is (not surprisingly) very well designed with some very clever displays. My particular favourite was the section showing various chair designs. Finally there is a section showing Japanese art, and it's influence on Danish design. Highly recommended. If you have a Copenhagen Card, admission is free.
  • Excellent Japanese decorative arts section showing fascinating effect on Danish design opens a very nice museum. Danish chair section stood out even more than expected, and liked the Nouveau displays, but the jump right to mid-century was puzzling: I'm only so familiar and would have liked to have seen the Deco aspect, but maybe it isn't very large. Worth the trip and price if in town or a trip out of the way if you have a thing for Danish chair history and inspiration.
  • "Danish design" has a big name in the world. This museum is providing a great overview through the times and different kind of objects. From haute couture to wooden chairs, the presentation with additional posters or videos is helping, to get into it. You will see and recognize the most famous brands, you connect with Danish design :) A break at the cafe with cakes and cookies helps to recover and get through all the exhibition in around 3h(?). Recommended!
  • Compact museum with a changing display. Open and friendly with a very reasonable entry price. Shaped like a square donut around a central garden (for the cafe and also our outdoor theatre/auditorium) it's a pleasant building. Good contextual info in danish and English. We were there during a Japanese exhibition and one dedicated to the danish chair. Permanent expo of danish design and technology is also interesting. Shop and cafe both good.
  • Given how famous Danish design is, we headed here on a rainy day and enjoyed it. We saw the general permanent exhibition, the chairs exhibition, and a bit of the historical stuff by the chairs. Could have done with a bit more explanation throughout (or an audio guide?) - the items that had descriptions of why they had been included were much more interesting. Cafe was nice but the food options were a bit limited (a couple of open sandwiches and soup was pretty much it for lunch).

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