To the north of the Design Museum and closer to the water front is the site of the custom house for the port of Copenhagen. A number of port buildings survive and have been restored and converted to new uses. These include long ranges of single-storey buildings in yellow brick with concrete pilasters to the east of St Alban’s Anglican Church and close to the ornate Gefion Fountain. Curiously the west range has a flat roof and the park and grass walks around the Kastellet appear to continue over the top.
Here at 23-25 Nodre Toldbod is Galleri Feldt run by Louise Feldt and Martin Mathiesen.
Really there are two halves to the gallery. One part displays classic furniture from the mid 20th century of amazing museum quality. When I was there they had two early versions of Wegner’s CH25 and several very beautiful desks. My impression was that few of these pieces sit for long in the showroom for they told me they make regular shipments to collectors in China, Japan and the USA.
The other part of the gallery has newly-made furniture from the company OneCollection who under licence now produce furniture by the mid-century Danish designer Finn Juhl. These include many of his chair designs with the Pelican Chair, the 45 Chair and a Baker Sofa.
There are also versions of the Sideboard and the Panel System of shelving and cupboards.