Amaliegade entrance to Designmuseum Danmark


This is the entrance hall leading from the forecourt on the Amaliegade side of the museum building and giving access to the main courtyard.

Presumably many visitors to the museum cross this space without taking that much notice but it shows clearly the taste and subtlety of the careful work directed by Kaare Klint when the buildings were converted from a hospital in the 1920s. 

The palette is a mixture of soft greys and cream or stone colours with a mixture of materials contributing not just colour but texture with marble floor tiles, wood blocks through the carriageway itself and natural lime-washed plaster. With the marble skirting and simple panelled doors the decorative scheme is restrained, practical and elegant.