Scattered along the impressive coastline stretching from Copenhagen to Elsinore, and easily reached by train - with a Copenhagen Card city-pass it's a child’s play – we’ve handpicked three must-visit venues worth squeezing into your busy design travel schedule.
Ordrupgaard Museum in Charlottenlund, just north of Copenhagen, is best known for its world-class collections of French and Danish art from the 19th and early 20th century, its contemporary open-air art, and its changing special exhibitions showcased in impressive settings designed by first the Dane Gotfred Tvede, then the world-famous British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid and, just recently, the award-winning Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta. It also offers you, however, unique access to the one-time private house of the iconic Danish furniture designer and architect, Finn Juhl.
Completed in 1942, Finn Juhl’s House is considered one of the most successful functionalist single-family houses in Denmark. Only very few houses by Finn Juhl exists today, and while Juhl was a trained architect, he mainly achieved fame as a talented furniture designer. Many of Finn Juhl’s most iconic sculptural furniture designs are represented throughout the premises; the Chieftain Chair, the Poet Sofa, and the Silver Table to name just a few. Juhl stayed here until his death in 1989 and his widow, Danish architect Hanne Wilhelm Hansen, left the house and interior unchanged. In 2008, the house opened as a separate, additional part of Ordrupgaard Museum and is now open every Saturday-Sunday, 11-17.
Bonus info: Get a glimpse of Finn Juhl’s House on a virtual tour right here