An immersive journey into Danish design
From immortal icons to emerging artists.
Our lives take shape through the choices we make all the time and the behaviours we adopt according to situations. We make choices from when we wake up to when we go to sleep. Even when we believe we do not, we are actually choosing. And even if we believe we make a comprehensive decision about what we eat, what kind of bed we sleep on, what we watch on television, it deals with a limited choice since it represents only one part of that very long chain, namely commercialism. Surrounding ourselves with beautiful and / or useful things is a behaviour that allows us to personalise our daily lives according to our needs and tastes. A large part of the Danish population sleeps on a bed in a room without curtains; has got an endless number of candles scattered around the house; owns a breakfast set that includes an egg cup; has got a little wooden monkey hanging from the shelf in the children's room; sits on chairs called Seven; and has got an artichoke-shaped lamp. During this guided tour we will see the icons of Danish design, which will let you to know what the Danes' practical needs and aesthetic preferences have been (and still are). In addition to discovering the history of Danish design, we will also find out the emerging design items in some selected stores downtown. We will look at a variety of items ranging from stationery to lamps; from knick-knacks to children's toys; from armchairs to clothing. Apart from a couple of examples which are unavoidable, the range of proposals that you will be showed during the tour is the result of a careful selection aimed at making you discover the hidden gems. Without us you would otherwise find it difficult to discover it on your own over a relatively limited period of time or maybe you would not necessarily give it the proper attention.
The technical itinerary may undergo changes in order to improve the guided experience. In addition, specific stops at the several sites of interest (museums, shops, showrooms, galleries, churches) - where expected - are subject to availability on the day and time of the visit. The chronological order of visits may be changed even at the last moment if circumstances require it, while maintaining the contents of the program unchanged.
- The guide service with local and certified guide in the required language;
- TEMPORARILY NOT AVAILABLE GIVEN THAT THE MUSEUM WILL REOPEN IN 2022 - The entrance to the Design Museum - the tour will be hold through the permanent collection and not in the temporary exhibitions;
- City pass small for 1 day (24h);
- The planning and booking service;
- The customer service before and during the reserved tours;
- The access to the private area of A Spasso con Elena from where you can download essential material for your stay.
- Personal expenses;
- All which is not expressely indicated under “it includes”.
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- How does this guided tour take place?
The ideal way to carry out this tour is on foot given the stopping time needed to visit the Museum of Design and the several shops. However, we can arrange it differently upon your explicit request (e.g. bicycle, private car, private minivan).
- Will there be time for shopping?
This visit is designed to introduce you to the city from a design point of view and to give you all the information you need to possibly return with no rush to the places that you have most liked. If you are a couple or a small group (max. 5 people), we can agree to spend some time to shopping. On the other hand, if you are more than 5 people, we invite you to do it at another time, after the tour. In any case, if the whole group agrees, we are open to change our program accordingly. We only need to know it prior the tour, preferably at the time of booking. In case you are a big fan of shopping and you want to do it during the tour, what if we create a new customised shopping tour for you maybe including an overview about Danish Design? Please contact us so we can agree further.
- Can I visit the Design Museum a second time with the same ticket after the tour?
During the visit inside the museum, we will try to give you all the most important information, but we will stay there for a limited time, so, if you wish so, you can certainly return within the same day with the same ticket. Just remember to ask for the tickets to your guide.
- How can I know more about the price for this visit?
We kindly ask you to contact us, but before that, you can read about our rates in the section “Terms and Conditions” on our webpage.
Have you got more time available? Would you like to discover more about Copenhagen?
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