Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen

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#8 of 43 in Museums in Copenhagen
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. Before you head to Copenhagen, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Copenhagen trip generator, to make sure you see all that Copenhagen has to offer, including Designmuseum Denmark.
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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 14, 2017
    We took a ride as we were in the area and, being free for students, we peeked. Museum
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  • August 14, 2017
    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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  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • May 30, 2017
    Brilliant exhibits - they had one on the connection between Japanese arts/culture and the development of Danish design. An exhibit that isn't just "oh that's cool" but really opens your eyes to seeing how incredibly interconnected cultures have been in the genesis of the modern era (of design). The famous chair room is also really neat if you take the time to read how the descriptions refer back to other chairs - again the museum promotes understanding the *why* more than just the what (it also helps to sit in a couple they have for resting - you truly get a different emotion to each)
  • June 24, 2017
    The museum houses iconic Danish designed items. Initially household products, many of which are historic. Further back there is an exhibition of fashion showing the clothes on manikins and the models wearing them on the catwalk. If you're into fashion or design, then this place is a must for you. Café is nice too. Entry is included with a Copenhagen Card.
  • May 11, 2017
    So much more than just a museum about chairs! Sure, there's a lot of chairs, but for someone from the US, it's incredible how many of them are familiar. But besides all the wonderful chairs, there's beautiful electronics, a steampunk piano, faucets, cooking implements, audio equipment, a temporary exhibit on Japanese inspiration, and a whole upstairs devoted to porcelain! If you like design, this museum is worth a visit. You'll be amazed how many things you love were designed by Danes.
  • June 25, 2017
    Super interesting special exhibition about Japan. Loved the explanations of the different parts. In the design & fashion section the focus is on Erik Mortensen, which was very informative. The chair section is very well presented and as the others well researched information.

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