northmodern - Copenhagen August 2016

Northmodern opens this week on Thursday the 18th August and continues on Friday and Saturday the 19th and 20th at the Bella Center in Copenhagen. 

This is a major trade fair for Scandinavian design where newly-established companies show alongside the well-known designers and design companies … the place to see the best of design from the region and an event where many Danish companies launch new designs for this Autumn. 

Northmodern shows clearly the strengths but also the breadth and diversity and the vitality of the design and manufacturing industries in Denmark.


northmodern, Bella Center, Center Boulevard 5, 2300 Copenhagen S

18th, 19th and 20th August 2016


a late train back


Just a quick nudge - a reminder that northmodern, the design trade fair at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, is this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday - on the 13th, 14th and 15th August.

They have a clear, simple and clean-looking on-line site with all the information that you need with travel directions to the venue, times of opening,  a list of the brands and designers who are exhibiting this time and a good guide for things to see and do and places to stay and eat in Copenhagen … that’s if your visit is part of a longer trip or you have energy left to hit the town after a long day looking at design.



For reviews on this site in January 2015 follow my links to northmodern

Bella Center Flea Market

just one of three main spaces

Today and tomorrow for the first big Flea Market of the Spring at the Bella Center in Copenhagen. It’s almost too big. After strolling up and down a dozen aisles my eyes glaze over and I begin to forget what I saw where so there is no back tracking if I decide, on reflection, I should have bought something. 

Having said that, this is the place to get your eye in … particularly if you are looking for lighting or kitchenware and glassware from the mid 20th century. And it’s a good place to get to know dealers  … many trading here also have shops in the city where they hold more stock. 

There are some stalls with furniture although for larger pieces a better starting point might be the auction houses in the city. Every week through the summer there will also be smaller flea markets at Israels Plads on Thursdays and Fridays and on the square in front of the Thorvaldsen Museum on Friday and Saturday. Glass and ceramics and cutlery and lighting from the 1950s, 60s and 70s are very collectible or, even better, why not use these things every day. That's what they were designed for.

Bella Center, Copenhagen