The Great Danes

Ecco, Lego, B&O, Eva Trio, Royal Copenhagen – I guess you have heard the names before.

Danish design has a great reputation in large parts of the world. It started in the 1950ies with pioneer designers such as Hans Wegner, Børge Mogensen, Georg Jensen and Arne Jacobsen, taking Danish design outside of Denmark’s borders.

Their design equals timelessness, simplicity, comfort, style, form, function and excellent craft work, and old classics are still very hot, and some pieces are definitely iconic, like the «Egg-chair» and the «Y-chair».

The Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

The Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Danish design has grown into big business, and new brands are coming up, and not only furniture. The textile industry is also growing and brands like Samsøe&Samsøe, Day and Munthe, among others, are well known outside of Scandinavia.

If you are keen on Danish – whether design trends, old classics or the pastry – here are some addresses for you:

PH Artichoke lamp by Poul Henningsen

PH Artichoke lamp by Poul Henningsen

 

Interior

A new favourite; Luxembourg based webshop Cinnamon Home, featuring a wide range of Danish design home accessories.

BoConcept, Bertrange

Smets, Strassen

First Floor, Junglinster

 

Home accessories, jewelry and chocolate

Dania, Belair/Luxembourg

 

Clothes & accessories

The Luxembourg based webshop bydk.lu, with showroom in Leudelange

Secondhand4sale, Bereldange. Shop and webshop for mostly designer and high end brands second hand items, but also featuring Danish design brands such as Ilse Jacobsen and Carla du Nord as well as local arts and crafts.

Honey & Mustard, 11, rue du Marché aux Herbes, Luxembourg, featuring Danish brands such as Samsøe & Samsøe, Mille Frydenberg and exquisite handbags from Decadent.

 

Food

Some incontournables at Danish Deli, 3, rue Beck, Luxembourg town:Smørrebrød (open faced sandwiches), lakrids (liquorice), beer, delicious home baked bread and rolls, and of course the pastry.

Scanshop – in Lux for 2o years! Danish red hot dogs, jam from Den Gamle Fabrik, rye bread, chocolate from Anton Berg…

danishdesign_chair

Hunting Chair by Børge Mogensen

 

 

By Ann-Kristin Øvreeide, October 2014

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