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The 5 must-visit design shops and showrooms in Copenhagen, Denmark

The ultimate guide to interior design shopping in Copenhagen

For lovers of Scandinavian design – or interior design in general – Copenhagen has a lot to offer. But navigating the city’s spread-out retail landscape might feel a bit daunting with the many options available. In this guide, we pick the cream of the crop of design shops and showrooms in and around the Danish capital.

Frama Studio Store Copenhagen Denmark retail design
Frama Studio Store Copenhagen Denmark retail design

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Frama Studio Store

Frama Studio Store is the creative headquarters of the Danish design brand Frama, located on a quiet street in the royal neighbourhood near Nyboder. The brand’s contemporary and simple designs stand in stark contrast to the traditional interiors of the old pharmacy, which dates back to 1878. In 2022, Frama added a new dimension to its multidimensional and ever-changing space, which now also houses Apotek 57, a café within the store’s walls.

Frama Studio Store
Fredericiagade 57
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Alex Lesage and Frama

Studio Oliver Gustav Copenhagen Denmark

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Studio Oliver Gustav

In a city jam-packed with Danish design classics at every turn, Studio Oliver Gustav makes for a welcome refuge from your standard Scandi-white spaces. The studio, showroom and boutique are creative consultant and interior designer Oliver Gustav’s own sublime take on the world, creating a carefully curated interplay between opposing elements, textures, the light and shadows, and the rich and austere.

Read the full article on Studio Oliver Gustav.

Studio Oliver Gustav
Kastelsvej 18
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Studio Oliver Gustav

Studio X Copenhagen Denmark retail design
Studio X Copenhagen Denmark retail design

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Studio X

Studio X is a hybrid homewares shop situated in Copenhagen that has been described as a laboratory, a curated gallery environment, and a space for play and exploration. It is like a design gallery, with everything from apparel to dining tables and kitchen gadgets to beds – each product has been meticulously designed and picked for a more fashionable living, with design at the centre of it all. Visit Studio X to find brands like Karakter, Ichendorf, Valerie Objects, and Ariake. Make sure to drop by Studio X Kitchen, the next-door café extension of the store.

Studio X
Dronningens Tværgade 52
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Studio X

Paustian Copenhagen Denmark retail design

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Paustian

If you want to do your interior design shopping in an ambience overflowing with old-school elegance, the Danish design firm Paustian is the place to go. The concept shop, housed in a former bank with original armoured vaults, majestic, column-supported arches, and marble embellishments, provides modest design artefacts as well as a chosen range of mid-century, modern, and contemporary furniture. The range comprises design icons like Vitra, Artek, and Cassina, as well as new accessories, lifestyle goods, and design items from emerging firms.

Paustian
Niels Hemmingsens Gade 24
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Paustian

Normann Copenhagen Denmark retail store showroom design
Normann Copenhagen Denmark retail store showroom design

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Normann Copenhagen

A 1936 printing house in the heart of town is the new home to Normann Copenhagen, the Danish furniture and design brand founded by Jan Andersen and Poul Madsen in 1999. While preserving the building’s unique features such as the exposed reinforced concrete beams, The Normann Galleries’ three floors feature a striking colour palette that changes character while moving up – from greys and minty greens to sunny yellows and poppy and ruby reds – and feature some of the brand’s well-known designs alongside newer pieces.

Normann Copenhagen
Niels Hemmingsens Gade 12
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Normann Copenhagen

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