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Werkstatt 167, Refshalevej 167A, 1432 Copenhagen
Werkstatt 167, Refshalevej 167A, 1432 Copenhagen
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A captivating exploration of the diverse world of materials and their endless possibilities, Transcendence will challenge us to go beyond our current understanding of materials. Visitors will be immersed into the natural and rich textures, the elegance of sleek surfaces and the translucent allure of biobased materials. Each display invites contemplation and appreciation of the role materials play in shaping our surroundings and relationship with design. Exhibitors include: Anklang, Bill amberg Studio, Cosentino, Daydreaming Objects, Designercarpets Drechsle, Ekbacken Studios, Fabric Forest, GoEs, Grid Systems, Manu, Mari Koppanen, Martin Kechayas, Nanette Dekool, Paper Paste Living, Plastiz, Schneid Studio, Sheyn, Studio Eggi, Thayra Correira, Troldtekt, Zeitraum and Wuud. With special thanks to Aesop and De Ploeg for their support and contribution.

The exhibition, TRANSCENDENCE, takes place in an industrial hall formerly used to produce ship engines at District Refshaleøen in Copenhagen with sharpened focus on materials and sustainability. Architect and curator, Frederikke Aagard will install a dreamy vision in this rather raw space made from natural and recycled materials, which will be reused after the exhibition. Through insightful installation and hands-on demonstrations, this exhibition invites visitors to delve deeper into our perception and understanding of materials and gain a newfound appreciation for their significance in the objects we create and consume. TRANSCENDENCE will bring together big and small, commercial and research, designers and craftsmen - all idealists, who want to make an impact in manufacturing, sourcing, distribution, and longevity of design.

At the end of the vast flat lands of southern Sweden, at the edge of the Baltic Sea, lies the small town of Åhus. This is the setting for ateljé Lyktan, a lighting manufacturer with an 90-year long history and an archive of lights that have defined Swedish design over the last century. By creating innovative, energy efficient and sustainable lighting solutions adapted to people’s requirements and with the least possible impact on the environment, ateljé Lyktan contributes to, and takes responsibility for, a sustainable development within society in general.
ateljé Lyktan
January 13, 2023
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Part of 2024
The story began with a vision of creating a new generation of interior design accessories where Danish design tradition and functionality go hand in hand. Over the past 20 years, Frost Denmark has established itself among renowned design firms, offering designs that align with consumer lifestyles. Behind the brand are independent designers such as Bønnelycke MDD, Busk+Hertzog, Paul Leroy, and Henrik Tengler, who contribute to its interior product line across nine finishes. Frost Denmark is committed to creating timeless designs that represent design tradition ensuring they are valued for generations.
Frost Denmark
March 3, 2022
Part of 2022
Part of 2023
Founded in 1874, the Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen creates products that encompass the duality of design and light. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light. Louis Poulsen offers a range of lighting aimed at the commercial and domestic lighting markets, with illumination and solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. In close partnership with designers, architects and other talents like Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Øivind Slaatto, Alfred Homann, Louise Campbell and Oki Sato, Louis Poulsen has established itself as one of the key global suppliers of architectural and decorative lighting and has a global presence with showrooms world wide.
Louis Poulsen
March 7, 2022
Part of 2022
Part of 2023
Part of 2024
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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.

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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.

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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.

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