Designmuseum Danmark will not reopen until the beginning of 2022.
Due to covid-19, the Designmuseum Danmark had to advance a major thorough renovation.
The corona pandemic has changed the audience image and the foundation of our museum, now and for a long period to come. Therefore, Designmuseum Danmark will continue to stay closed, and we will embark on a major comprehensive and necessary renovation project of our listed buildings.
The funded project will be initiated as soon as possible. Therefore, the museum is closed to the public until the beginning of 2022.
Behind the name: Café Klint
The Klint café is named after the furniture architect and professor Kaare Klint (1888–1954), who was the son of P.V. Jensen-Klint, the architect behind Grundvig Church, a masterpiece of Expressionist architecture. Kaare Klint is a very important person in Danish design history and for the museum in particular, since in the 1920s he worked with architect Ivar Bentsen on a thorough restoration and renovation of the museum. Klint also designed the beautiful display cases that are still used at the museum, and he had his furniture school on the premises.
We would like to thank our partners for their contribution to creating a unique atmosphere in our café:
- Danish lamp designer Le Klint for supplying us with the classic “Fruit Light” hanging lamps designed by Kaare Klint in 1944.
- Iiattala/Fiskars for having supplied the plates and cutlery for the café – including Kaj Franck’s iconic dishware “Teema”, which was designed in 1949-52.
- Fritz Hansen for supplying Arne Jacobsen’s Grand Prix chairs from 1957 in coloured ash with chrome legs.
Health and Sanitation Report
See our health and sanitation report from the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food (in Danish):