Friends & Founders

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Bernstorff Mansion, Bredgade 42, 1260 Copenhagen
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FRIENDS FOUNDERS crafts contemporary designs with strong emphasis on architecture, art, and craftsmanship. Their work exhibits a sculptural design approach, characterised by clean aesthetic profiles and meticulous attention to detail. Committed to sustainability, they create timeless pieces guided by the simplicity of artistic minimalism. Rooted in Scandinavian tradition, the DNA of FRIENDS & FOUNDERS designs reflects a heritage of precise and innovative craftsmanship. They redefine Scandinavian modernism by interpreting traditional design elements alongside contemporary and international influences.

HANDVÄRK refers to the Old Nordic "hǫndverk" meaning craftsmanship.

This heritage is emphasised through a appreciation for simple living and the use of honest materials.

In essence HANDVÄRK FURNITURE believes great design should be two things: aesthetic and functional.
January 14, 2022
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Juslin Maunula was founded by Fashion Designer Laura Juslin and Architect Lilli Maunula in 2016. Since, the fusion of fashion expertise and architectural vision has birthed a creative space that both serves as an awarded Design Studio and as the designers own distinctive Brand, breathing new life into once forgotten materials.
Juslin Maunula has a unique focus: crafting designs from discarded textiles, transforming them into home products, wearables, and installations.
In a world hungry for fresh thinking and mindful living, Juslin Maunula invites everyone to partake in a lifestyle where each piece tells a story of reinvention, and avant-garde style.
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February 2, 2024
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FENIX are the innovative materials created for interior design by Arpa Industriale in 2013. The FENIX family is now an open system that includes both surface materials and interior solutions. Created with proprietary technologies, FENIX makes you experience unique features. At first glance, the surfaces strike for their super-matt appearance. By touching them, you feel how pleasantly soft they are, with the further surprise of leaving no fingerprints. Thermal healing of superficial micro-scratches is also possible. Stories coming from different sides of the world are the inspiration behind FENIX timeless palette. Its surfaces are suitable for furnishing and interior fitting with vertical and horizontal applications.
April 26, 2024
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Embark on a design adventure during the 3daysofdesign. pulpo stages an enchanting dialogue with its unique handmade solitary lights and furniture statements. This opulent experience unfolds at FRAMING, a joint exhibition set against in the magnificent surroundings of the Odd Fellow Palace, where pulpo presents novelties and classic designs in a new way. Join the fusion of luxury and innovation as pulpo highlights the essence of design and creates an unforgettable display.
January 25, 2023
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3daysofdesign is an exclusive event that's inclusive of everyone. Where the press, bloggers, buyers, designers, architects and design enthusiasts, as well as the general public, are invited to experience new concepts from our curated selection of brands from Denmark and elsewhere around the world.

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Since its inception in 2013, Signe Byrdal Terenziani has facilitated the growth of the design community in her role as Managing Director. It all began as a small design event held in an old warehouse in Nordhavn, a harbour area overlooking Copenhagen’s waterfront. Four Danish brands launched the event as a joint initiative: Montana, Erik Jørgensen (now owned by Fredericia Furniture), Anker & Co, and Kvadrat. At that time, Copenhagen lacked a proper design festival, since the previous annual furniture fair at Bella Center closed down some years before.

Today, the 3daysofdesign festival extends to the entire city of Copenhagen and is considered the most significant annual design festival in Scandinavia.

Each year since its inception, 3daysofdesign has grown in popularity exponentially. In 2023, over 250 brands exhibited at the festival, where visitors could choose from as many as 500 events to attend in various design districts across Copenhagen, such as design talks, networking events, etc.

3daysofdesign takes place every year in Copenhagen mainly during the second week of June from Wednesday to Friday. In 2025 the festival will be held from 4 - 6 June.

Pack your bags, book a hotel and come to Copenhagen! 3daysofdesign is open to the general public and everyone is invited to visit the showrooms, exhibitions, workshops and design talks. All events are free of charge – however this his year we're using a new QR ticket system to make your experience smoother and more enjoyable. Simply download our app and register as a visitor to gain access to all the exhibition spaces and events.

Please check the programme, which is updated on an ongoing basis, at

You can look forward to seeing cutting-edge concepts from new and established names in lifestyle, design, furniture and interior design. Get a preview of new product launches. Learn about upcoming trends on the horizon. Meet the players behind forward-thinking ideas worth knowing. And network with like-minded people with a passion for design.

It's easy to get around in Copenhagen.

Rent a bike, jump on the bus or metro, catch a boat or simply walk from venue to venue. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the architecture, restaurants, cafes, shops and Copenhagen's relaxed vibe by day and vibrant night life.

Absolutely! Don't forget to download our app on your Android or iPhone. It provides a comprehensive view of all the festival events, including a complete list of exhibitions along with their locations on our interactive 3daysofdesign map. Plus, we're excited to introduce a new QR ticket system this year for easy access to everything the festival has to offer.

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