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Press release 04.08.2003 DESIGNMUSEUM DANMARK SHOWS UNIQUE EDITIONS OF BOOK BY HARUKI MURAKAMI

A new exhibition at Designmuseum Danmark explores the relationship between a book’s narrative and its physical form through a series of handmade editions of the Japanese star author Haruki Murakami What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

Press room 08.08.2023 BACKSTAGE - 15 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY FROM COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK

Join us behind the scenes of Copenhagen Fashion Week as ELLE magazine, together with prize-winning photographer Lasse Bak Mejlvang, showcases a collection of snapshots from 15 years of fashion week. The exhibition is displayed in the museum garden.

Press release 02.03.2023 New exhibition at Designmuseum Denmark raises questions about the future of mink fur

In the wake of the closure of the Danish mink industry in 2020 and its recent return, Designmuseum Danmark takes stock of the controversial fur in an exhibition that shows unconventional and whimsical fur coats created by Danish and international designers.

Press release 06.04.2022 Designmuseum Danmark set to reopen after two-year renovation

Designmuseum Danmark will reopen to the public on Sunday 19 June 2022. After a two-year total renovation, guests will be able to experience eight new exhibitions that show the impressive breadth and depth of the museum’s collections.

Press release 25.08.2021 COME TO 3DAYSOFDESIGN AT DESIGNMUSEUM DANMARK

As part of the design festival 3daysofdesign September 16-18, Designmuseum Danmark will open the first of the museum’s newly renovated exhibition areas for just three days and offer talks and activities

Press Release 15.05.20 Designmuseum Danmark does not expect to reopen in the foreseeable future

Designmuseum Danmark had its best visitor year so far in 2019, but now the corona crisis has turned the otherwise popular museum into a shadow of its former self. This means that it may take a while for the museum to reopen.

Press Release 29.01.2020 Absent Bodies

Young Nordic fashion talents raise questions about contemporary body ideals in a new exhibition at Designmuseum Danmark.

Press Release 22.10.19 Night Fever

Designmuseum Danmark sets off 2020 with a bang with “Night Fever. Designing club culture 1960-today”, an exciting special exhibition inviting the public on a journey through the design history of nightclubs. Whether you are a John Travolta on the dance floor, have secret dreams of being a DJ, or love hip-hop, Britpop, or house, you can expect to be swept away by dance fever and the good vibes of groovy tunes at Night Fever.

Press release 25.06.2019 FIVE NORDIC DESIGNERES PUSH MATERIAL BOUNDARIES IN COMING EXHIBITION AT DESIGNMUSEUM DANMARK

Designmuseum Danmark and CHART proudly present Matters – rethinking materials, an exhibition showcasing unique pieces by five Nordic designers, investigating new and innovative ways of using material. The pieces will be shown in the five outdoor exhibition cases in Designmuseum Danmarks new Museum Plaza this fall.

Press Release 29.01.2019 Bauhaus #itsalldesign

Designmuseum Danmark is taking part in the international celebration of Bauhaus’ 100th anniversary with the major new temporary exhibition “Bauhaus #itsalldesign” developed by Vitra Design Museum and The Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundeskunsthalle).

Press release 01.10.2018 COPENHAGEN IS GETTING A NEW, OPEN PLAZA IN FRONT OF DESIGNMUSEUM DANMARK IN BREDGADE

Copenhageners and tourists will get access to a new, welcoming, and recreational plaza when audience magnet Designmuseum Danmark expands to become an outdoor meeting place for everyone who loves design. The current low-visibility area in front of the museum’s beautiful building from the 1700s in Bredgade, Copenhagen will be improved significantly so it is a more appealing place to spend time outdoors.

Press Release 17/05/2018 Design X Change 2018

Sustainable market for the whole family 26-27 May in the garden at Designmuseum Danmark

Press Release 06/03/2018 COPENHAGEN IS GETTING A NEW, OPEN PLAZA IN FRONT OF DESIGNMUSEUM DANMARK IN BREDGADE

Copenhageners and tourists will get access to a new, welcoming, and recreational plaza when audience magnet Designmuseum Danmark expands to become an outdoor meeting place for everyone who loves design. The current low-visibility area in front of the museum’s beautiful building from the 1700s in Bredgade, Copenhagen will be improved significantly so it is a more appealing place to spend time outdoors.

Press Release 05/03/2018 Creme de la creme

Special exhibition with rarely-seen masterworks from the museum’s new and established collections. On view from 26 April 2018 to 27 January 2019.

Press Release 10/10/2017 DESIGNMUSEUM DANMARK WINS “THE OSCAR FOR MUSEUMS”

Designmuseum Danmark has received one of the finest prizes in the international museum world, the DASA award, in recognition of the museum’s new strategy to make the museum experience more public-friendly.

Press Release 08/08/2017 Cabinet­makers’ Autumn Exhibition

This year, you can meet and study 40 creative proposals and solutions at the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition 2017, which returns to the beautiful garden space Grønnegården at Designmuseum Danmark.

Press release 13.07.17 Alvar Aalto: Architecture and design that heal

From August 25th 2017 until January 21st 2018, the audience gets the chance to come close to the masterpiece Paimio Sanatorium when Designmuseum Danmark opens a spot show about Alvar Aalto's revolutionary hospital.

Press Release 30.03.2017 I AM BLACK VELVET - ERIK MORTENSEN HAUTE COUTURE

An exhibition that brings you close to the danish fashion designer Erik Mortensen and his work for the haute couture houses Pierre Balmain and Jean-Louis Scherrer in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Press Release 21.03.2017 Design creates dialogue

The museum collaborates with the danish Red Cross School, Skolen på Bakken, on a project aimed at teaching asylum seeking kids. The two partners believe that they can create a cross-cultural dialogue through design processes and a focus everyday objects. (press release in Danish only - contact for information in English).

Press Release 23.02.2017 UNFOLDS - SMELL, TOUCH AND LISTEN TO THE ART OF CABINET MAKING

Designmuseum Danmark is ready to switch on your senses in the exhibition, UNFOLDS. The exhibition presents 25 unique works created by some of the country’s most skilled cabinetmakers, all of who have
used the cube as their frame of reference.

Press Release 14.10.2015 DANISH DESIGN NOW

Permanent exhibition focussing on contemporary danish design from the 21st century.

Press Release 10.11.2016 THE DANISH CHAIR - AN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR

The Danish Chair is a wunderkammer of chairs. In the exhibition, Designmuseum Danmark tells the story of how Danish design turned into an international mega-brand.

Press Release 11.08.2015 Learning from Japan

The exhibition presents the Museum’s impressive Japanese collection alongside Japanese-inspired Danish arts and crafts, design, architecture and graphics.