Bredgade and Store Kongensgade

The Design Museum in Copenhagen is beyond the Royal Palace and close to the fortifications or Kastellet. The main route out to the museum from the centre is from the large square known as Kongens Nytorv along Bredgade itself. This street is one-way heading out towards Kastellet and buses return along the next street to the west called Store Kongensgade. However, these streets are worth exploring on foot as both are lined with top-end furniture stores, galleries and antique dealers.

These include a number of galleries on Bredgade itself, immediately opposite the Design Museum.

The furniture store nyt i bo is on Kongensgade - close to The Marble Church. It has a wide selection of new furniture arranged through a number of rooms in these historic buildings so it all seems rather manageable to look at and take in the pieces displayed. 

A new city-centre flagship display space has just been opened for the furniture maker Carl Hansen at Bredgade 21. They manufacture and sell furniture designed by Hans Wegner including the famous Wishbone Chair and the Shell Chair and Kaare Klint’s Safari Chair but they also own the smaller and independent furniture company Rud. Rasmussen who were founded in 1869 and make a shelving system designed by Mogens Koch that has been popular in Denmark for more than 75 years.

The large furniture shop called Klassik Moderne Møbelkunst at 3 Bredgade sell, as the name implies, classic furniture from the 20th century with early examples and pieces currently in production. Their catalogue on line is probably the quickest and simplest place to look for the name and designer of a piece of Danish furniture that you recognise but cannot identify.