3 Days of Design 2020 – see our favorites from Copenhagen!

This week the 3 Days of Design took over the showrooms, streets, and architectural marvels of Copenhagen to celebrate Nordic design – Danish in particular. The event was arranged under exceptional circumstances, but the atmosphere fell nothing short of spectacular. Design Stories joined the inspirational exhibitions from a distance and picked out a selection of favorites – take a look!

&Tradition 3 Days of Design 2020
​The 3 Days of Design event was now held for the 9th time in Copenhagen, Denmark. The event offered design lovers and culture aficionados a smorgasbord of art, unique exhibitions, and novelties of the upcoming season. &Tradition introduced new designs in the historic Lindencrone Mansion right in the center of the city.

Ferm Living – Close to nature

Ferm Living showcased their AW20 collection and a lavish spread of novelties at The Home of Ferm Living in Christianshavn, Copenhagen. The upcoming collection features a palette of soft, earthy hues, charming organic shapes, and surprising details. The editorial team of Design Stories is swooning over the perfectly imperfect Vulca vase, the captivating Free cushion, and the jovial hooks and holders of the Curvature-series.

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Ferm Living 3 Days of Design 2020
Made from rough stoneware resemblant of natural vulcanic bedrock the Vulca vase is full of detail. New products will be added to the Flow tableware collection.
Ferm Living 3 Days of Design 2020
Ferm Living's abundant displays create fun contrast to the minimalistic items.
Ferm Living 3 Days of Design 2020
The gleeful characters of Ferm Living's Free cushion put us instantly in a good mood.
Ferm Living 3 Days of Design 2020
The hand-formed brass hooks and holders of the Curvature collection bring a touch of character to the bathroom, hallway, or kitchen.

Nuura

Nuura, a Danish brand known for its exquisite luminaires that draw inspiration from Nordic light and nature, displayed their selection at the Frederikggade design house that hosts a curated collection of Danish brands both classic and modern. The most eye-catching pieces of Nuura's newest additions are Sofie Refer's Liila 12 wall lamp and the astonishing Apiales 18 chandelier, which melts our hearts with its warm tones of brass and gold.

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Nuura 3 Days of Design 2020
Nuura's Apiales 18 pendant is also available in a smaller version.
Nuura 3 Days of Design 2020
Nuura's Miira 6 Circular pendant carries a serene look that calms the space down.
Nuura 3 Days of Design 2020
The enchanting Liila 12 wall lamp is like a wall-mounted version of a chandelier.

&Tradition – Home of A Collector

&Tradition took over the magnificent Lindencrone Mansion with a stunning “Home of A Collector” event, where the historical, palace was filled with design classic and rare collector's items spanning over a century. They also launched novelties including portable table lamps Manhattan SC52 and Como SC53 designed by Space Copenhagen, and the Rely chair created by Hee Welling. The Rely chair makes a lasting impression with its simple, yet beguiling form, looking especially attractive dressed in luxurious Karakorum upholstery.

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&Tradition 3 Days of Design 2020
The slender metal legs together with the streamlined seat give the Rely chair a balanced look.
&Tradition 3 Days of Design 2020
&Tradition's Manhattan SC52 table lamp resembles a small, enchanting lantern. Designed by Space Copenhagen, the SC39 candleholder crafted from bronzed brass is also one of the delightful novelties for AW20.
&Tradition 3 Days of Design 2020
The Rely chair with a swivel base is perfect for the home office. The brass Bellevue AJ8 table lamp and the Palette desk are also by &Tradition.
&Tradition 3 Days of Design 2020
The new wall lamp version of Verner Panton's iconic Flowerpot lamp looks brilliant in the bedroom. The portable Como SC53 table lamp made from bronzed brass features a sympathetic mushroom-like form.
&Tradition 3 Days of Design 2020
The Rely chair dressed in Karakorum upholstery looks cozy and calming. Designed by Sami Kallio, the In Between SK18 dining table will be seen in a variety of new shades, including the dramatic combination of black marble and bronzed steel.

HAY – Modern classics and timeless icons

Hay's new products released in August were presented live at the HAY Gallery in Copenhagen's Contemporary art center. The highlights of the thoroughly impressive setting are the gorgeous Petit Standard chair by Daniel Rybakken, the irresistibly plump Pandarine sofa by Inga Sempé, the Pao steel pendant by Naoto Fukasawa, and the Revolt chair designed originally in 1953 by Friso Kramer.

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Hay 3 Days of Design 2020
Named after Mongolian tents glowing in the dusk, the Pao pendant is crafted out of steel.
Hay 3 Days of Design 2020
Daniel Rybakken's Petit Standard chair is the result of almost eight years of research and meticulous design. In addition to being strictly functional, the chair is also extremely elegant.
Hay 3 Days of Design 2020
The alluring Pandarine sofa features adjustable arm and backrests that allow the sofa to be transformed into a comfortable bed.
Hay 3 Days of Design 2020
The Revolt chair is one of Friso Kramer's most famous creations. The ergonomic form and the timeless design language make the chair perfect for all spaces and activities from dining to working.

Louis Poulsen – Hidden treasures and uplifted icons

Louis Poulsen showcased their range of products and treats from the AW20 collection at their showroom in the marvelous Kuglegården building. The most breathtaking novelty must be Poul Henningsen's PH Septima pendant, which is considered to be a predecessor to the famous PH Artichoke luminaire. The admirers of the iconic PH range were truly pampered, as Louis Poulsen launched an exclusive PH 2/1 Limited Edition table lamp combining brass and amber-colored glass, and modernized, monochrome versions of the PH5 and PH5 Mini pendants, featuring a sumptuous matte surface.

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Louis Poulsen 3 Days of Design 2020
The phantasmagoric look of PH Septima is guaranteed to catch the eye. Brass details give character and warmth to the seven delicate yet durable glass shades.
Louis Poulsen 3 Days of Design 2020
Louis Poulsen's PH 5 Monochrome pendants give the classic a refreshing new look with a soft matte finish and a monochrome color palette.
Louis Poulsen 3 Days of Design 2020
The PH 5 Monochromeanda PH 5 Monochrome Mini pendants are available in three colors: black, white, and bold electric blue.
Louis Poulsen 3 Days of Design 2020
Louis Poulsen's PH 2/1 Limited Edition table lamp is perfected with engraved initials of Poul Henningsen.

Menu – The Audo: Tomorrow's House

First opened during 3 Days of Design 2019, The Audo – a multifunctional space for design and culture envisioned by design brand Menu's founder Bjarne Hansen – was completely refurbished and refreshed for this year's event.

Created by Norm Architects, the project is aptly named “Tomorrow's House” as the space rethinks the needs and possibilities of the future blurring the boundaries between private and public use.

The Audo offers its visitors a functional and creative co-working space for remote working, inspiration and art, a concept store, a boutique hotel, and a charming bistro. The space also displays a large spread of Menu's intriguing novelties from their newest collection, “Modernism Reimagined”, such as the iconic Knitting Chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen updated with new materials, the Houkime rug by Nina Bruun, and the elegant Umanoff-series by Arthur Umanoff.

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Menu 3 Days of Design 2020
Decorated with products by Menu along with a selection of other carefully curated brands, The Audo is simultaneously cozy and extremely inspirational. The Androgyne coffee table is designed by Danielle Siggerud.
Menu 3 Days of Design 2020
The modernist materials look calming and inviting: a combination of warm hazelnut hues are complemented by glass surfaces, stone, and steel. The elegant Houkime rug by Nina Bruun is made from cotton and Tencel.
Menu 3 Days of Design 2020
Menu's charming Hashira pendants fit the mellow mood perfectly.
Menu 3 Days of Design 2020
Wall reliefs and artwork by Atelier Plateau introduce pops of green, red, and yellow to the rooms. The Co Lounge chair by Norm Architects and Els Van Hoorebeeck will soon be available in multiple materials and colors. The sophisticated planter is by Arthur Umanoff.

Normann Copenhagen – An ode to craftsmanship

Normann Copenhagen opened the doors to their renewed showroom for the launch of a beautiful new chair, the Timb, created by Simon Legald. We dare to forecast that the honest, bare design will become a modern classic. The minimalistic form gives center-stage to the exquisite details of the ash wood and the skillful craftsmanship: for example, there are no disturbing screws to sully the design.

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Normann Copenhagen 3 Days of Design 2020
Normann Copenhagen's Timb chairs are crafted from European ash tree.
Normann Copenhagen 3 Days of Design 2020
The straightforward, meticulous design makes the Timb chair a seat for all styles and purposes.
Normann Copenhagen 3 Days of Design 2020
The refined details give the chair an elegant, polished look.
Normann Copenhagen 3 Days of Design 2020
Normann Copenhagen's Timb chair is also available with leather upholstery and in a black hue.

Muuto – Abundance of color

Muuto's showroom in central Copenhagen was bursting with color. The familiar Framed mirror in a dramatic dark green shade looks delightfully elegant, as does the new deep brown hue of the Fiber, Visu, and Loft chairs. One of the most inspiring novelties is the Arrange Desktop series designed by BIG-GAME: the modular series of organizers allows you to create a made-to-order ensemble to fit your personal style and needs.

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Muuto 3 Days of Design 2020
The Arrange Desktop Series organizers by BIG-GAME draw inspiration from modern architecture.
Muuto 3 Days of Design 2020
Decorated with dark green frames, the Framed mirror gives the decor a subtle pop of color.
Muuto 3 Days of Design 2020
The sumptuous chocolate hue gives the Loft chair a soft mood.
Muuto 3 Days of Design 2020
Muuto's new Tip wall lamps bring a dose of extra light to the kitchen, bedroom, or a cozy reading nook in the living room. The Ridge vase and the Tub jug are also by Muuto.

Form & Refine – Material Matters

Form & Refine hosted their Material Matters exhibition, curated by Ark Journal, at the atmospheric Den Frie building in Copenhagen. A reflection on traditional methods, material knowledge, and new innovations the exhibition demonstrated the potential of combining all three to create new perspectives on design. As an epitome, they launched a new, bold red color on the iconic Shoemaker Chair No. 49, underscoring the unique expression and skillful craftsmanship of the classic chair.

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Form & Refine 3 Days of Design 2020
The fresh, vibrant red color would look especially delightful in a muted, earthy color palette.
Form & Refine 3 Days of Design 2020
The unique, detailed expression of the Shoemaker Chair No. 49 is underscored by the vivid new finish.
Form & Refine 3 Days of Design 2020
Form & Refine's Shoemaker No. 49 is a true Danish classic, that was first produced in 1936.

Skagerak – Breaking boundaries

Skagerak's Indiakaj showroom hosted two inspirational exhibitions: the Lilium collection launched earlier this year, designed in collaboration by Skagerak and Bjarke Ingels Group, was displayed both indoors and out underscoring the versatile nature of the series. The Included Middle x Skagerak exhibition presented a new LENE collection, drawing inspiration from the different ways we see and experience light. We're also quite thrilled about the upcoming additions to existing product lines: a tall version of the Jut sideboard designed by Thomas Jenkins and more sizes on the elegant Aldus dining table by Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm.

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• Read also: Skagerak and BIG collaborate on indoor-outdoor furniture collection Lilium 
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Skagerak 3 Days of Design 2020
Included Middle's new collection LENE is named after scientist Lene Hau. The Reykjavik daybed is also designed by Included Middle.
Skagerak 3 Days of Design 2020
The curved shapes of the Aldus dining table look irresistibly calming.
Skagerak 3 Days of Design 2020
Skagerak's Jut sideboard is also available topped with an elegant marble slate.
Skagerak 3 Days of Design 2020
The subtle details of the Jut sideboard offer interesting character to the minimalistic design.
Skagerak 3 Days of Design 2020
The products of Skagerak's boundary-breaking Lilium collection are designed for both indoor and outdoor use.

Fredericia – Collectibles and classics

Design brand Fredericia launched a new Complements series, including a collection of charming collectibles and small, functional furniture. Our favorites are the Locus bowl by Sofie Østerby crafted from Italian travertine stone, the Islets side table by Maria Bruun, and Space Copenhagen's intriguing Fellow table lamp.

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Fredericia 3 Days of Design 2020
Maria Bruun's Islets side table looks sturdy and stable, yet not at all heavy or overpowering. Sofie Østerby's Hydro vase is also part of Fredericia's Complement collection.
Fredericia 3 Days of Design 2020
Sofie Østerby's Locus bowls are by definition completely one of a kind, as the hand-carved ridges and the unique expressions of natural travertine stone vary from one bowl to the other.
Fredericia 3 Days of Design 2020
Space Copenhagen's Fellow lamp features a material palette of solid stone, delicate opal glass, and warm brass creating interesting contrasts. Designed by Børge Mogensen, The Spanish Chair is one of Fredericia's most iconic classics.

Some of the featured products will become part of Finnish Design Shop’s selection later this year.

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Text: Mira Ahola Images: Søren Staun Petersen, Andreas Omvik, Armin Tehrani, Manufacturers

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