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Our Selection of Products from 3daysofdesign

Our Selection of Products from 3daysofdesign
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We highlight our favorite products exhibited at the 3daysofdesign festival, showcasing the best of Scandinavian and international design.

June 12-14—Since its inception in 2013, 3daysofdesign has flourished under the stewardship of Signe Byrdal Terenziani, transforming from a modest gathering in an old warehouse in Nordhavn to Scandinavia’s premier annual design festival. What began as a joint initiative by four Danish brands—Montana, Erik Jørgensen (now part of Fredericia Furniture), Anker & Co, and Kvadrat—has evolved into a city-wide celebration of design, filling the void left by the closure of Copenhagen’s previous annual furniture fair. Now, 3daysofdesign extends across the entire city, showcasing over 250 brands and offering around 500 events, including design talks and networking opportunities, in various design districts. Here are a few of our favorites from the festival.

Foscarini: Innovation and Craftsmanship in Lighting Design

The Italian lighting company Foscarini is showcasing its craftsmanship and innovation, hallmarks of the brand for 40 years, at its exhibition at 1 Frederiksgade in the Marmorkirken district. The exhibition, designed by Ferruccio Laviani, features the latest creations by designers such as Andrea Anastasio, Rodolfo Dordoni, Ludovica Serafini + Roberto Palomba, and Danish designer Felicia Arvid, who makes her debut in lighting design. 

Highlights include the new Hoba suspension lamps by Ludovica Serafini + Roberto Palomba, which embody the beauty of hand-blown glass, and the Fregio suspension by Andrea Anastasio, a ceramic bas-relief crafted in collaboration with the historic Gatti workshop of Faenza. Also on display is the best-selling Aplomb lamp by Lucidi Pevere, made from a special concrete that combines sophistication and texture. These designs reflect Foscarini’s commitment to blending artistic expression with industrial production, offering pieces that bring warmth and emotion to both homes and collective spaces.

FENIX: Innovative Dual-Use Furnishings in a Historic Setting

FENIX® presents its Design Duo Double Feature project at the Italian Ambassador’s royal residence in Copenhagen. Curated by Claudia Pignatale as part of the ‘An Italian Affair’ exhibition, this project highlights the innovation of Italian design alongside Ethimo, Moroso, Secondome, Mandalaki, Barbara Mattei, and Marta Abbott. Federica Sala’s project, originally showcased during Milan Design Week 2024, explores the versatility of materials through the concept of duality. Six designer pairs—CARA \ DAVIDE, DWA Design Studio, Martinelli Venezia, Næssi Studio, mist-o, and Zanellato/Bortotto—created dual-use furnishings using FENIX® materials combined with those from Arpa®, Formica®, and Homapal®.

Federica Sala emphasizes the unique dynamics of creative duos, merging two minds into a single design. These contemporary objects will contrast sharply with the ambassador’s ornate residence. For FENIX®, this project is an opportunity to collaborate with designers globally, exploring new material uses and showcasing their innovation to a broad audience, particularly highlighting their ties with the Scandinavian market, a key region for Broadview Holding.

Schneid Studio: Crafting Timeless, Nature-Inspired Designs

Navigated by the senses, Schneid Studio finds harmony between ethics and aesthetics to create thoughtful, timeless products. Rooted in an admiration for the natural world, their designs reflect a deep connection to nature, resulting in honest partnerships with local craftsmen, the use of naturally sourced materials, and a sustainable mindset. During the event, Schneid Studio presented its collection of lamps, furniture, and home accessories, including the Kaskad Lighting series, which features bold, rounded shapes and vivid waves in ceramic, available in colors like Moss, Seashell, and Rust. Also showcased was the Tami Dining collection, crafted from naturally oiled larch or oak wood, designed to evoke a sense of communal belonging with its rhythmic, wave-like structures. Additionally, the Junit Lighting series, inspired by the Bauhaus movement, offered a playful and customizable approach to lighting with its geometric shapes and vibrant colors. Set against the stunning backdrop of Refshaleøen, Schneid Studio’s display embodied a harmonious blend of sensibility and dynamic design.

Wecycle Furniture: Sustainability Meets Nordic Minimalism

Wecycle Furniture, a Danish company founded in 2022, creates locally produced furniture and textiles from 100% reused wood and discarded natural textiles. Their designs feature a Nordic and minimalist aesthetic, reflecting a commitment to positively impacting both homes and the planet. Emphasizing a circular economy, Wecycle Furniture challenges the buy-use-dispose culture by reusing and reinventing existing resources. Each piece tells a story of revival and renewal, combining love for aesthetics with environmental responsibility. At the UNIFIED exhibition, Wecycle Furniture showcased their innovative designs alongside other visionary brands, offering a captivating journey through their sustainable and inspiring creations. This collaborative exhibition highlighted their mission to create timeless pieces that fit seamlessly into any home and era, contributing to a greener future.

TreCe: Recycling Solutions for Modern Spaces

TreCe, a leading Nordic supplier of storage and recycling furniture, has leveraged over forty years of experience to develop innovative solutions that seamlessly integrate waste sorting with decor in offices and public spaces. Its recycling stations enhance the aesthetic appeal of any environment while offering flexible storage compartments and modules designed for personal use. TreCe’s commitment to continuous development and innovation ensures that its designs are both smooth and well-thought-out, reflecting a deep understanding of what works best in modern spaces.

Paper Paste Living: Crafting Circular Beauty

Paper Paste Living‘s philosophy centers on creating beautiful, functional home items from circular materials, primarily a mixture of compressed recycled paper and water without any binders. Their paper paste objects are handcrafted in Spain, while wood and cardboard are sourced from the Czech Republic. Designed in Denmark by Hans Thyge & Co, these products reflect the Shape of Nature. The paper used is sourced from a KM0 recovery plant near a century-old facility outside Barcelona, and other materials like FSC-certified wood and Italian regenerated cotton are also incorporated. During the event, Paper Paste Living showcased a new concept of customizing with paint and patterns, alongside new products such as a paper bin made from innovative cellulose material. Visitors were treated to an array of colorful lampshades, furniture, and eye-catching decor, all embodying the brand’s commitment to sustainability and craftsmanship.

Vipp: Celebrating 85 Years of Design Innovation

Vipp began with a pedal-controlled bin, the only bin in MoMA’s permanent design collection, and over the last 80 years, the Danish brand has expanded to include kitchens, furniture, lighting, and accessories. Recently, Vipp has ventured into hospitality, opening six hotels and two venues in Copenhagen: the Vipp Pencil Factory and Vipp Garage. Celebrating its 85th anniversary, Vipp showcases its heritage in design and metalwork with a special exhibition. Highlighting this event is the introduction of the V3 kitchen, which builds on the brand’s legacy of metalwork. The V3 kitchen features freestanding, modular units wrapped in naturally anodized aluminum with vertically extruded profiles, offering a light elegance to its metallic design. This new kitchen combines the principles of Vipp’s original V1 kitchen with innovative use of extruded aluminum, showcasing the brand’s continued dedication to providing extraordinary experiences through its thoughtfully designed products and spaces.

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