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Inspiring, family homes to stay | COPENHAGEN

May 27, 2014

Denmark has such an incredible legacy when it comes to mid-century classic design with the likes of Hans J. Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Georg Jensen to name a few, that it’s almost impossible not to find a beautiful, place to stay and here are two of my favourite inspiring and family-friendly places to stay.

The Christian Ixth Residence

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 Located in Copenhagen’s old town, the Christian Ixth Residence is great for two adults, 2 children and a baby. It’s in the centre of town (Indre By as they say) and walking distance from all the shops and museums (except Louisiana which you must visit). It has gorgeous floorboards, lots of natural light and I think these large butterfly paintings by Hong Kong artist Simon Birch are stunning.

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This one is out of town in Valby but since Copenhagen is a small city, it doesn’t really matter if you’re not staying in the centre of town (Indre By). By tube, most journey will take you 8-12 min and 20-30 min to the airport and most owners lend some bikes to so you can experience a proper Danish lifestyle for a few days. The Steenbergsvej Residence is a beautiful house running on fourth floor and if you’re lucky enough to have the same amazing weather I had last week, you will love hanging out in the garden too.

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http://blog.bodieandfou.com/ Inspiring, family-friendly places to stay in Copenhagen

Le Danemark a un tel héritage historique avec Hans J. Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Georg Jensen pour ne nommer que quelques grands noms du désign, qu’il est presque impossible de ne pas trouver un bel endroit que ce soit à l’hotel ou chez l’habitant pour passer quelques jours et voici deux jolis endroits pour passer quelques jours en famille:
La résidence Christian Ixth
La résidence Steenbergsvej
La première est au centre de Copenhagen (Indre By comme ils disent) et la seconde est en banlieu mais Copenhagen est une petite ville donc même en banlieu, vous ne serez qu’à 8-12 min du centre en métro ou bus et puis si vous avez la chance d’avoir le temps que j’ai eu la semaine dernière, vous apprécierez beaucoup le joli jardin de cette maison qui est sur quatre étages.

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ATELIER SEPTEMBER | COPENHAGEN

May 18, 2014

Last time I came to Atelier September, it was still a shop…and a beautiful one with Danish antiques. It is now converted in a very inspiring and relaxing café and wine shop that you will love and it’s just around the corner of the Vipp flagship store.


I loved the long, vintage communal tables and the large windows overlooking the street.
Food was good, simple and tasty and apparently their yogurt & granola is to die for. I was in a rush to set up our pop-up store so I had egg and toasts but I will go back this week to watch Danish life goes by (I love spending time in little cafés when I travel).
I also loved their free standing stainless-steel kitchen which looked beautiful on the Scandinavian floorboards. I’m not sure of the brand but Bultaup has a similar one.
The place is filled with natural lights and has some great magazines like Kinfolk and cooking books for sale.

 

Since it’s now my 4th visit to Copenhagen, you can read my previous posts about places to visitwhere to sleep and even where to do Bikram yoga.

// Big thanks to Sarah Coghill (photos 1. 2. & 3. | Instagramsarahcoghill_photography | Facebook) and Birgitte Bronsted (photos 4. 5. & 6. | Instagram: birgittebrondsted for allowing me to use their photos.

TRAVEL: GUBI SHOWROOM, COPENHAGEN

March 17, 2013

Yesterday my friend Charlotte who I met 7 years ago when she was working for Normann Copenhagen took me to the GUBI showroom where she works now. 
An amazing space by Copenhagen’s docklands, definitively worth the detour…

There were so many beautiful designs that caught my eye…of course the Bestlite collection – a Bauhaus icon which is still produced in Birmingham in the UK and is now distributed by GUBI (and by all means, watch this video which will give you a full appreciation of what this is a great design).
The Adnet mirror which I mentioned in January when I went to Maison & Objet in Paris on a buying trip and that we will definitively add to our collection soon and the Masculo Collection
GUBI A/S was founded on 1967 by Gubi and Lisbeth Olsen and to this day, it is still a family business now fuelled by a passion to discover overlooked icons from the past and future icons in the making.

Chasing forgotten icons from the 30’s to 70’s which GUBI A/S re-launched, each piece is exquisite in its own right with a story to tell, capturing a fleeting moment in history which remains relevant to this day. 

A perfect example is Bestlite mentioned above, a series of Bauhaus-influenced lamps first produced in 1930 by British designer Robert Dudley Best (Winston Churchill had one on his desk). 
GUBI A/S spotted a Bestlite lamp in 1989 in a shop, tracked down the manufacturer, visited the factory and then resurrected this beloved icon of last century as part of a stunning 13-piece collection re-launched worldwide.
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On my travel wish-list…Copenhagen

March 1, 2013

I’m very excited and grateful to be invited to Copenhagen by one of my favourite brands: Normann Copenhagen to visit their flagship store and view the new collection. 
I’ll be there in about 2 weeks between the Meet The Blogger London weekend and Decor8 Meet the Bloggers while we finish styling & shooting our SS/2013 catalogue so March is going to be crazy busy…
Last time I was there in 2008 (also invited by Normann), I had an amazing time. Copenhagen is small but beautiful and has lots of gorgeous shops. I’ll be there working on Thursday & Friday and Steve & Mila will join me for the weekend.
As a lot of you enjoyed my “On my travel wish-list…Bruxelles”, here is my wish-list for Copenhagen:

SHOP
Normann Copenhagen flagship store (an amazing space to view the Normann collection but also a curated selection of fashion & accessories)
{Østerbrogade 70; +45 3555 4459; www.normann-copenhagen.com}

Gubi (very much looking forward to meet them again. Their collection will be soon on BODIE and FOU)

{Klubiensvej 7-9 / Pakhus 53, Tel: +45 3332 6368, www.gubi.dk}


Vipp (Watch out for a very nice competition with Vipp on the blog in the next few weeks)
{Ny Østergade 34 DK-1101 Copenhagen Tel: +45 45 88 88 15www.vipp.com}
Goods Copenhagen (a cornucopia of clothes, accessories and exceptionally good taste which I think Steve will enjoy very much)

{Østerbrogade 44, Copenhagen, Tel: +45 35430505, www.shop.goodscph.com}

Fil de Fer (one I visited last time and loved to bits
{Kongensgade 83 A 1264 Copenhagen K, Tel: 33 32 32 46 Monday-Thursday 10-18 Friday 10-19 Saturday 10-16, http://fildefer.dk/}

Atelier September (a wonderful antique shop, not the kind of things to bring something bag in your suitcase but a lovely, inspiring address)
{Gothersgade 30, 1123 Copenhagen K, Tel: +4533-114 236; www.atelierseptember.dk }

Munthe Plus Simonsen (a favourite of Helena Christensen and if it’s good enough for Helena…)
{Grønnegade 10, second floor, 1107 Copenhagen K, www.muntheplussimonsen.com}


SLEEP
Skt Petri Hotel which is where I’ll be staying (lucky me!). They have our MILK table lamp designed by NORM. Architects for &Tradition in the dining area
{Krystalgade 22, 1172 Copenhagen Denmarkwww.sktpetrihotel.com}
EAT
Café Viktor, Ny Østergade 8, 1101 Copenhagen K (+4533-133 613; www.cafevictor.dk)

SEE
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (35 min by train outside of Cph but worth it)
{Gl. Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, www.louisiana.dk}
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