COPENHAGEN - Flawless in design, yet always remaining unpretentious, here that effortless Danish chic blends with a certain rawness that nonetheless remains cosy – or should we say hygge – at its core.
As with an inherent sense for Feng Shui, Copenhagen strikes an inimitable balance between its philosophical heart as the birthplace of Existentialism
and a rough-and-ready that a city can only exude after sitting down to the table with a good few drunken sailors.
An environmentalist with a taste for fine living and rebellion, think of Copenhagen as that guy or girl you used to see around who studied philosophy, drank black coffee, and collected tattoos, only more approachable.
Søren Aabye Kierkegaard posed the question of Either/Or; here you can have it all.
They don’t call it THE HAPPIEST CITY ON EARTH for nothing.
LIVING ON THE EDGE TIPS:
The Oak Room
All that shopping got you thirsty? Head here for, very probably, the best cocktails in town.
Birkegade 10, 2200 Copenhagen
offers the opportunity to see some of that world famous Danish design in the exceptional setting of a harbor warehouse. Don’t miss their Christmas event, in which all 7 of their showrooms will be teeming with holiday adventures.
A tip from Lina Lorentzon
is all about fish and shellfish, but also about fresh, healthy food that’s also delicious. This unique offering on Copenhagen’s restaurant scene is worth checking out.
Flæsketorvet 100, 1711 Copenhagen V
A tip from Heike Bräutigam
is where chef Christian Puglisi (formally of Noma) is now serving up more New Nordic Cuisine, also from locally sourced ingredients, but here with prices that will make your hat land a little closer to you when they knock it off your head.
A tip from Martin Andersson
I Min Mors Lomme
If you have young kids — or just one that you can spoil as if they were you own — don’t miss this shop. Their super cute and sometimes very imaginative collection of clothing and toys are sometimes even homemade by Mille, who owns the shop. Yes, there’s a few items for Mama too.
Vesterbrogade 180, 1800 Frederiksberg C
Design by us SHOP
You'll find their full collection here - including all new products and vintage lamps... Rentemestervej 43, 2400 Copenhagen NV
will refuel your depleted energies with pure raw goodness. Intrigued by the sound of raw lasagne? Then don’t miss 42RAW!
A tip from Martin Andersson
Verdens Mindste Kaffebar
will probably never be accused of false advertising. Depending on who you ask, it seats anywhere from 2 – 5 people indoors. Needless to say, warm weather brings very welcome additional seating, because we hear it’s the best coffee and cake in town!
Tullinsgade 1, 1850 Copenhagen
A tip from Laura Andrea Orlando
'Fringe Living' is our take on living in the familiar metropolis with fresh pair of edited eyes – we want to explore the places firmly off any general tourist radar, where, even in the biggest of cities - you can still find flavours of local living – a lovely dose of individualismus.
When it comes to interiors, some people always seem to have more chairs in their home than they know what to do with. For others, it’s lamps.
Whichever type you are, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to design-heaven at DESIGN BY US