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Summer at
Designmuseum Danmark

The summer at Designmuseum Danmark offers both a wide range of events in the green museum garden, new exhibitions in the museum’s cool exhibition halls and good opportunities to enjoy iced coffee, cake or lunch in CAFÉ FORMAT or a few refreshments on the go from LILLE FORMAT, which has now taken over the forecourt of the museum. Read more about the many offers on this page.

New exhibitions

This summer’s program showcases two new special exhibitions. In ROCKS OF GREENLAND – KALAALLIT NUNAAT ROCKS you can follow gold and rubies from Greenland — from their extraction in the mines to their shimmering display as jewelry or artworks in the exhibition. In the “AKUT room” you can experience the exhibition ENDANGERED SPACES & SPECIES. Through sensuous digital animations, glacier-like sculptures and virtual landscapes created by young designers and architects, the exhibition spotlights the places and species that are disappearing due to man’s overuse of the earth’s resources.

Read more about the new exhibitions and other current exhibitions here.

UPCYCLE STOL PAVILION in the museum garden

In the museum garden, you can take in, explore and enjoy the sight of UPCYCLE STOL PAVILION – a temporary design installation created by the design studio Lendager, which works with circular solutions for the sustainable cities and buildings of the future. Lendager originally designed the UPCYCLE STOL PAVILION for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. It consisted of 5000 chairs created from recycled plastic. This time UPCYCLE STOL PAVILION is set up in a pyramid shape consisting of 220 chairs. It invites guests to take a seat and enjoy the garden from different angles – you are welcome to climb up and enjoy the view. The pavilion, which has been created especially for the museum and the garden, can be experienced until and including 23 July.

Free jazz concerts in the museum garden

During the Copenhagen Jazz Festival you can experience three jazz concerts in the museum garden — completely free of charge. The concerts will take place from 5. to 7. July and will showcase the Afro-Cuban quintet Ngánga, Per Møllehøj Trio and the award-winning saxophone trio Bévort 3. Participation is free and registration is not required.

Read more about the three concerts here (in Danish).

Photo: Jebulon, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

City walk: Frederiksstaden (Danish)

Join us on an exciting city walk that examines the city’s design in the ‘spaces’ between the buildings in the historic district of Frederiksstaden. Together with one of Designmuseum Danmark’s guides, we take a closer look at the many iconic designs that are such an integral part of the city that you sometimes forget that they are actually design. Eg. the maintenance hole cover, the Copenhagen pavement with the cobblestone band in the middle and the Copenhagen lamp that hangs over the city’s streets.

Please note that the city walks are in Danish.

Read more and buy tickets here.

Copenhagen Cooking

During Copenhagen Cooking, Designmuseum Danmark invites you to a magical dinner experience, which draws inspiration from the museum’s current exhibition Table, cover yourself! In the beautiful, authentic setting of the garden the museum café CAFÉ FORMAT will dish up a sumptuous menu of delicious, seasonal ingredients, rustically arranged on platters. Learn more about the history of table settings through time while enjoying a delicious dinner in the green museum garden. The dinner is set to Friday 18. August.

Read more about the dinner and book your ticket here.

New small café

Throughout the summer, as always, you can enjoy a cup of coffee, cake or lunch from CAFÉ FORMAT either in the café’s stylish interior or on the cobbled terrace in the museum garden. This summer, the café has also opened a new, small café on the museum’s forecourt – LILLE FORMAT ( “lille” meaning “small”) – which, among other things, serves iced coffee, cold drinks, delicious cakes and other baked goods. Here you can enjoy a good cup of coffee or cake in the sun on the go or before visiting the museum.

Opening hours LILLE FORMAT:
Wednesday-Friday at 8 AM – 4 PM
Saturday-Sunday at 9 AM – 5 PM