Best places to find inspiration in Copenhagen
By Najla Abuesba
From the futuristic hotels to the low-key cafes, the Nordic capital is synonymous for beautiful architecture, exceptional designer furniture and minimalist silhouettes. Long known as the Scandinavian epicentre of midcentury modernism, the Danes have spent a century elevating interior design to an art form. Beautiful design is abundant and so there are endless places to find inspiration. We’ve rounded up a selection of our favourites here.
A greenhouse space located inside the infamous Tivoli Gardens, this spot will have you instagramming the lush surroundings while feasting on organic vegetable-based cuisine.
With it’s exposed brick walls and Danish midcentury furniture, this restaurant is renowned for it’s award-winning design. It’s the perfect place to explore fine Danish cuisine whilst admiring beautiful interiors.
A cafe that doubles up as an antique gallery. Stop by for a cappuccino while shopping their curated collection of ceramics, antiques and homewares.
Based in Copenhagen’s Nyboder neighborhood, the building’s historical roots as an apothecary shines throughout the store. As well as minimalistic furniture, lighting and accessories, you can expect to find fragrances, soaps and lotions all inspired by an organic approach to design.
If you’re looking for one of a kind design pieces than look no further than Stilleben. Located in the heart of Copenhagen is a store offering a carefully curated mix of handmade ceramics and glassware, textiles, furniture and much more.
A vibrant design universe surrounded by raw concrete ceilings and original terrazzo floors, the Gubi store is an interior lovers dream. Here you can explore eclectic, intercontinental new pieces as well as reimagined icons from the past.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Located on the north coast of Copenhagen, the Louisiana Museum’s midcentury modernist building is set in a woodland park overlooking the Oresund sound. With dreamy views of Sweden outside and a distinguished art collection inside, it embodies a rare balance of landscape, architecture and art.
Copenhagen Botanical Garden
Spiral staircases, canopy walks and 13,000 varieties of plants and flowers are all housed in and around glass houses dating back to the mid 19th Century. Escape the hustle and find inspiration in this divine green oasis in the centre of the city.