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Danish Design Tour 2015

Design Milk headed to Copenhagen, Denmark with more than a dozen other design blogs (from 11 countries!) to get an in-depth look at three iconic Danish brands: Fritz Hansen, Royal Copenhagen, and Dinesen. While you’ve probably heard of and appreciate their place in design, seeing the unbelievable craftsmanship and attention to detail that these companies are known for was pretty incredible. Take a look at some of the places we got to visit!

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The holy grail! (i.e. headquarters)

City of the (Re)Orientated (2008), Ben Clement and Sebastian la Cour

City of the (Re)Orientated (2008), Ben Clement and Sebastian la Cour

This incredible sculpture hangs in the entryway of Fritz Hansen’s headquarters. It never gets old staring at it from various angles.

Recent chair designs from Spanish designer Jaime Hayon

Recent chair designs from Spanish designer Jaime Hayon

Chairs from Fritz Hansen's history

Chairs from Fritz Hansen’s legendary history

Hans Mannerhagen working on an Egg chair. He hand stitches every one!

Hans Mannerhagen working on an Egg chair. He hand stitches every one!

Learning about the Egg

Learning about the iconic Egg chair

Swan chair covered in reindeer hide from Finland

Swan chair covered in reindeer hide from Finland

New Swan chair releases

New Swan chair releases

Leather choices

Leather choices

Artist Tal R's paint swatches of his new Series 7 colors

Artist Tal R’s paint swatches of his new Series 7 colors

You can see the actual Series 7 Tal R chairs here.

Studio set-up at the Fritz Hansen headquarters showing how the chair colors came about with Tal R.

Studio set-up at the Fritz Hansen headquarters showing how the chair colors came about with Tal R.

Work by Tal R, curated by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, on display at Fritz Hansen

Work by Tal R, curated by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, on display at Fritz Hansen

Work by Tal R, curated by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, on display at Fritz Hansen

Work by Tal R, curated by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, on display at Fritz Hansen

Work by Tal R, curated by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, on display at Fritz Hansen

Work by Tal R, curated by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, on display at Fritz Hansen

Tal R and his assistant Fanny!

Tal R and his assistant Fanny!

Work at Tal R's Copenhagen studio

Work at Tal R’s Copenhagen studio

Series 7 chairs in Tal R colors

Series 7 chairs in Tal R colors

Entrance at Royal Copenhagen headquarters

Entrance at Royal Copenhagen headquarters

Getting an overview on Royal Copenhagen

Getting an overview on Royal Copenhagen

Flowers being sculpted

Flowers being sculpted

Sculpted flowers

Sculpted flowers

Molds

Molds

Hand painted pieces ready to be fired

Hand painted pieces ready to be fired

Flora Danica pieces being hand painted

Flora Danica pieces being hand painted

We got to paint our own piece and I learned I shouldn't quit my day job.

We got to paint our own piece and I learned I shouldn’t quit my day job.

Dinesen showroom in Copenhagen

Dinesen showroom in Copenhagen which displays floor boards you can buy that are up to 15 meters (49 feet)!

A corner of the Dinesen showroom that uses wood on the floors and wood pieces to cover the wall like a mosaic.

A corner of the Dinesen showroom that uses wood on the floors and wood pieces to cover the wall like a mosaic.

Front desk made out of Dinesen wood.

Front desk made out of Dinesen wood.

Herringbone floors at Dinesen

Herringbone floors at Dinesen

Dinesen's kitchen has wood floors and wooden cabinets

Dinesen’s kitchen has wood floors and wooden cabinets

Lobby of the SAS Royal Hotel (now Radisson Blu) designed by Arne Jacobsen

Lobby of the SAS Royal Hotel (now Radisson Blu) designed by Arne Jacobsen

Stairs at the SAS Royal Hotel (now Radisson Blu) designed by Arne Jacobsen

Stairs at the SAS Royal Hotel (now Radisson Blu) designed by Arne Jacobsen

A room remains untouched, left the way Arne Jacobsen designed it.

A room remains untouched, left the way Arne Jacobsen designed it.

A special Jaime Hayon room at the SAS Royal Hotel (now Radisson Blu).

A special Jaime Hayon room at the SAS Royal Hotel (now Radisson Blu).

Design Milk’s trip to Denmark was made possible by Fritz Hansen, Royal Copenhagen, and Dinesen. Thank you!

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.