3 Days of Design 2019 - JH97 Lounge Chair and Planner shelving and PM-02 table lamp - Photo by Fritz Hansen
3 Days of Design 2019 – JH97 Lounge Chair and Planner shelving and PM-02 table lamp – Photo by Fritz Hansen

Copenhagen 2019 – Definitely a short and intense, 3 Days of Design 2019 – Denmark’s design fair and festival – takes over the city with a rich program of exhibitions, talks, workshops and events. These 6 exhibitions, installations and products launches show new creative paths and trends for contemporary and future Nordic design.

NOVI VIXX: is the new Danish design as functional as you expect it to be?

3 Days of Design 2019 - NOVI IVXX exhibition @ Adorno Gallery. Works by Josephine Andredottir and Emilie Bobek - Photo courtesy of Galleria Adorno.
3 Days of Design 2019 – NOVI IVXX exhibition @ Adorno Gallery. Works by Josephine Andredottir and Emilie Bobek – Photo courtesy of Galleria Adorno.

Danish design is often exclusively connected with the characteristics of simplicity and functionality – but does this notion still hold true?” Wonder at Adorno Gallery. The NOVI VIXX exhibition presents design and crafts from a new generation of Danish creators. On show, a selection of new talents working at the intersection between art, design, and craft. “Their work is based on re-interpretations of traditional craft methods, carrying a strong artistic origin while being conceptually strong”.

HAY’s flexible furniture for the contemporary working/living space

3 Days of Design 2019 -About a Chair 100 by Hee Welling for HAY - Photo by HAY.
About a Chair 100 by Hee Welling for HAY – Photo by HAY.

HAY unveils a versatile range of new design furniture, lighting, and accessories blurring the lines between the workspace and the living room. “The spaces we have created for 3 Days of Design are about both living and working, and perhaps the divide between those two parts of our existence is not so strict today,” says Rolf Hay, HAY Co-founder and Creative Director. On show, the new About A Chair 100 by Hee Welling, a comfortable seating solution for many diverse contexts.

Room for Imagination: Fritz Hansens’ Fall preview sets the bar for a new Hygge

3 Days of Design 2019 - Clam Pendant by Ahm & Lund - Photo by Fritz Hansen.
Clam Pendant by Ahm & Lund – Photo by Fritz Hansen.

An extravagant dinner party, a library retreat, a convivial lounge and more. Fritz Hansens’ exhibition invites to discover five spatial design settings featuring well-known pieces, as well as some of the Fall preview. A new, and more international Nordic cozy feeling – a.k.a. hygge – is shaping up! On show the Planner™ shelving by American designer Paul McCobb and Jaime Hayon’s JH97 Lounge Chair as well as The Clam, a seashell-inspired lamp by Ahm & Lund. Kasper Kjeldgaard’s Centre of rotation project developed with Fritz Hansen for the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition in Milan shines at 3 Days of Design 2019 too.

Normann Copenhagen’s irreverent collection blends art and design

Normann Copenhagen’s new collections are on show in the new Østerbro showroom. New launches include several home textile collections, colorful vases and terracotta tableware. On show also the colorful and irreverent art collection curated by Jens-Peter Brask in collaboration with Danish and international artists. Vincent Dermody ha created sculptural concrete collage vases that are built over empty beer bottles, Moscow-based artist Roma Manikhin creates erotically charged playing cards and candlesticks, the series includes also vibrantly painted and woven rug, abstract mirrors a sculptural six-legged side table and more. 

Mater’s temporary store highlights innovative circular design models

3 Days of Design 2019 - Ocean Chair project by Mater.
Ocean Chair project by Mater.

Ethical Danish design brand Mater presents a pop up store to explore food’s sustainable and innovative approach to materials and manufacturing processes in the design industry. On show a new collection from Space Copenhagen and new designs by Eva Harlou from Earth Studio will be revealed. Take a seat in the new Mollis sofa from byKATO and experience the award-winning Ocean Collection, designed by Jørgen and Nanna Ditzel in 1955, which is now launched in plastic waste from the oceans.

Kvadrat’s new colour palette reflects a sustainable imprint 

3 Days of Design 2019 - Kvadrat intstallation @ 3 Days of Design 2019 - Photo via IG @kvadrattextiles by @brianbuchard.
Kvadrat intstallation @ 3 Days of Design 2019 – Photo via IG @kvadrattextiles by @brianbuchard.

For 3 Days of Design 2019, colour and textile designer Margrethe Odgaard has created an installation within the Rowan and Erwan Bouroullec-designed showroom in Nordhavn featuring her sustainable curtain and upholstery collection for Kvadrat. Named Re-Wool, the new range has a simpler concept: a blend of 45% new wool, 45% leftover wool and 10% nylon. “In developing the palette, I have focused specifically on finding the right balance between warp and weft. I thought of shimmering pearls on a recycled woollen base. It was important to me, that the tones in the weft had a certain glow that could lift the colour from the dark base. It reminds me of early morning dew on blades of grass.” Explains Odgaard.

Bjarke Ingels’ Puzzle House

3 Days of Design 2019 - Embassy Of Switzerland - Photo by 3 Days of Design.
Embassy Of Switzerland – Photo by 3 Days of Design 2019.

In the back garden of Copenhagen’s Swiss embassy, architects Bjarke Ingels of BIG and Simon Frommenwiler of HHF have teamed up to create a brightly hued house, which can be taken-apart and rebuilt to foster social interaction. The installation comprises of pink, red and fuchsia-coloured geometric blocks that when slotted together – like the pieces of a puzzle – form the shape of a pitched-roof house

3 Days of Design 2019 - Embassy Of Switzerland - Photo by 3 Days of Design.
Embassy Of Switzerland – Photo by 3 Days of Design 2019.
3 Days of Design 2019 - NOVI VIXX exhibition @ Adorno Gallery.
3 Days of Design 2019 – NOVI VIXX exhibition @ Adorno Gallery.