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Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen


En route to the Tivoli gardens in Copenhagen yesterday, I came across the Danish Design Centre. Despite there being no exhibition showing, the centre itself was a rich resource of design.

As I entered, the colourful Doo-Wop lights by Louis Poulsen caught my eye. It was interesting to find out that these lights were originally produced in the 1950s for the Navy. They have now been updated in colours in line with current trends.


In the far end of the centre was this magazine display called Window designed by Jonas Forsman. It is apparently light weight and sound absorbent. If I had a wall that wide, this could be a perfect way to display all those design magazines slowly piling up at home.

Scattered on the floor, were these colourful poufs called Rock’d designed by Eelco Voogd, manufactured by Abstracta, perfect for a library or children’s play area.


For a while now, I have been coveting the Block Table trolley above. It is designed by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen. Seeing it in that Mint green made me swoon all the more. I hear that a Coral colour is due out soon. The choice will become more difficult! Perfectly complimenting and sitting on top of the table is the Krenit Bowl, also by Normann Copenhagen.

The grey round coffee table is called the Tablo, designed by Nicholai Wiig Hansen, also for Normann Copenhagen. They come in a range of colours and the new season will see a square design.


Not sure why but this seating area transports me back to the time when I swam in the calm clear waters of Seychelles. Okay, not quite Seychelles, but certainly looks peaceful and calming. This modular seating area is called Skyline by Howe, perfect for an office space and so beautifully complimented by the overhanging Louis Poulsen lamps.


These industrial style black bell lamps are perfect for this high ceilinged, light filled area with stairs leading to the centre’s office space. I’m not sure who they are by, any ideas?


Lining this long Grip table system designed by Troels Grum-Schwensen are classic chairs in black, by none other than Β Arne Jacobsen,Β vanguard of Danish design.

Surrounding the table is an interesting and innovative cardboard soft wall partition by Molo.

Hope you enjoyed this post. There will be more to come from Copenhagen. Loving this city so much. Have a wonderful week all. x


  1. Oh brilliant stuff Geraldine – Now I remember a place you should go: Normann Copenhagen in Østerbro (east of town) also loads of cute shops & cafes there.
    Have fun exploring and so glad we managed a coffee/tea ;-). Ax

  2. I loved this museum. I left my 3 men at tivoli and took the time to wander around all the time I wanted πŸ™‚ the big ceiling lamps are the Caravaggio from Lightyears. I love the white version better and it is one of my favorite ceiling lamps πŸ˜‰ did you go to stilleben? It is a gorgeous shop downtown in CPH. Enjoy this wonderful city xxx

    • littlebigbell

      That’s it Caravaggio, thanks so much – I knew you would be the one to tell me. already been to Stilleben, twice ( oops!). Hope to see you soon. xx

  3. Such a great place, the other lamps are PH 5 designed by Poul Henningsen and the Floorlamps ar called OJ and designed by Ole Jensen. All from Louis Poulsen πŸ™‚

    • littlebigbell

      Thank you Britta and the bell lamps I have now been informed are Caravaggio from lightyears. xx

  4. I saw the Molo partitions here in NY during ICFF and fell in love with them. Surprisingly the little stools are really comfy and hold your (my!) weight.

    • littlebigbell

      The stools are comfy. I sat on them for quite a while whilst browsing Instagram πŸ˜‰ x

  5. I’ve been lusting after the mint block table for some time now – love it! Thanks for the tour of the Centre, G! πŸ™‚ x

    • littlebigbell

      When I saw that mint table, I did think Mr.Bright Bazaar would like it. I can’t decide as I like the coral colour too. x

  6. What a stunning place! It looks like they don’t need any further exhibitions. If you go for the coral Block Table table, please reserve the mint for me πŸ™‚ Enjoy your time!

  7. I wish i get time to see this place, but even if I don’t it is good to see it through your eyes!! Your trip is looking really nice!

    • littlebigbell

      Thank you Giova πŸ˜‰ I will be writing a few more posts on Copenhagen, hope you will enjoy the journey with me. Have a lovely week xx

  8. Thanks for the tour Geraldine, it looks like design paradise. That mint trolley is lovely. πŸ™‚ Enjoy the rest of your trip lovely. xD

    • littlebigbell

      Thank you Doris, it is really lovely here, don’t want to leave. Mint trolley definitely seems a winner. πŸ˜‰ xx

  9. I love your design round-up and photos from Copenhagen, Geraldine! This makes me pretty happy as I am off to Copenhagen next Tuesday. Can’t wait! Hugs from Germany!

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