Frequently asked questions
3daysofdesign is an exclusive event where the press, bloggers, buyers, designers, architects and design enthusiasts visit the Danish capital to experience new concepts from our curated selection of brands from Denmark and worldwide.
What's the story behind 3daysofdesign?
It all began in 2013 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 had lacked a proper design event, ever 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 Scandinavian.
Where and when does the festival take place?
3daysofdesign takes place every year in Copenhagen during the second week of June from Wednesday to Friday. In 2023, the festival will be held from the 7th to 9th of June.
How big is 3daysofdesign?
Each year since its inception, 3daysofdesign has grown in popularity exponentially. In 2022, over 200 brands exhibited at the festival, where visitors could choose from as many as 250 events to attend across Copenhagen during the three days, such as design talks, networking events, etc.
Who's is behind 3daysofdesign?
Since the very beginning, Signe Byrdal Terenziani has been the festival's CEO, in charge of planning, PR and marketing. Signe manages every aspect of the festival on a daily basis from 3daysofdesign’s HQ, located in the heart of Denmark’s capital.
I want to visit 3daysofdesign. What do I do?
Pack your bags, book a hotel and go 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 for certain design talks and events, you need to book in advance. Please check the programme, which is updated on an ongoing basis, at 3daysofdesign.dk
I want to participate as an exhibitor in 3daysofdesign. What do I do?
3daysofdesign is a curated design festival and participants have to meet specific criteria. Interested individuals, companies and brands can apply directly online at the sign-up section on the 3daysofdesign website in the fall. For members of the press, you can apply for press accreditation in the press area sign-up section.
What can I expect during 3daysofdesign?
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.
How do I go from one event to another?
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.
Does 3daysofdesign have an app?
Yes! Remember to download our app onto your Android or iPhone. Our app gives you an overview of all events taking place during the festival - a complete list of all exhibitions, with details as to where to find them on our virtual 3daysofdesign map.