Copenhagen is one of my favorite places in the world – it is sophisticated and innovative, but quirky and charming. I can’t list enough of its great attractions: the Hans Christian Anderson-themed amusement park in the middle of the city (Tivoli Gardens), a restaurant recently named the best in the world (Noma), and the legal squatter bohemian city-within-a-city (Christiania), not to mention the super-friendly people, bike-friendly culture, free education, and amazing modern and historical architectural design.
Speaking of which, Danish modern design of the 1950’s and 1960’s is everywhere these days. In the U and 14th Street corridor alone, every vintage and modern furniture and design store seems to be all about mid-century modern: Hunted House, Good Wood, Room & Board…
So, as an ode to my love of all things Danish and the Danish modern design fever that has taken hold of Logan Circle, I invite everyone to go to the Danish embassy this week or next. They are hosting Origin to Icon: Exploring Danish Design, an exhibit curated by students from the Corcoran Gallery Art + Design from December 11-22.
Also, as a little treat, check out these beautiful and creative snow globes featuring mythological Scandanavian creatures (Nisse) and designed by Copenhagen firm, JAJA Architects – they will inspire your design spirit while getting you into the holiday season. (Thanks to apartmenttherapy.com for the link!)