August for design in Copenhagen


It looks as if August will be a busy month for art, crafts and design in Copenhagen. 

Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk og Design

Carlsberg Byen, Bryggernes Plads 11, floor 6, 1799 Copenhagen V

1 - 30 August, daily 11 to 6pm

A major exhibition of works by leading Danish makers and designers from the national association of craft - Danske Kunsthåndværkere & Designere

Copenhagen Fashion Week

5 - 9 August

Key shows are at the Bella Center and at the Forum but there will be a press launch in the town hall square and events held in showrooms all over the city. Revolver, an independent trade fair, will be at Øksnehallen, Tietgensgade 65, Copenhagen V - on the edge of the Meatpacking area.

Jægersborggade Street Festival

Saturday 8 August 12 to 10pm


13 - 15 August

The major Design Trade Show for design from the Nordic region at the Bella Center - held in January and in August

Kunsthåndværker Markedet - the open-air craft market

13 - 15 August, Frue Plads, Copenhagen

A major open-air market on the square on the north side of Vor Frue Kirke - the cathedral

There will be over 120 stalls around the square with craftspeople from all over Denmark including potters, glassmakers, textile designers and basket makers. The fair is an annual event organised by the Danish association of craftspeople and designers - Danske Kunsthåndværkere & Designere

Copenhagen Art Week

21 - 30 August

Events at galleries and museums throughout the city and the Copenhagen region

Chart Art Fair

21 - 23 August for Contemporary Art at the Charlottenborg Palace on Kongens Nytorv with an extensive programme of concerts, talks, performances and an architecture competition to design and build a pavilion or an installation. There will also be pop-up restaurants in the courtyard

Copenhagen Cooking Festival

21 - 30 August 

Including the Risotto World Championship

SMK Friday

21 August

At the Royal Cast Collection 4pm - 10pm

At the warehouse on the harbour. Organised by Statens Museum for Kunst -  the National Gallery - with street food, artists and a sound stage