Sadly they had been flooded upstairs ( August 2008) so we could only visit the ground and basement galleries. We liked the small exhibition of items that set a new trend or product- Levi jeans, VW Beetle, Biro pens etc. It was good to go through the products that we had previously owned ( not many).
They did give us a 50% reduction in entrance fee though.
They had a nice set of books to buy but they were not cheap.
It was really cool place to spend an hour.
The Danish Design was a wonderful experience for me. What was supposed to be a short visit turned out to be hours long. The exhibitions are not elitist, and can be understood and enjoyed by anyone. It is not a place solely for art junkies, but a place where everyone can go and learn about how design of products actually do affect our lives!
Do give it a visit! It is right opposite the Radhus.
Free entry with copenhagen card, and on Wednesdays 17 - 21. :)
Sadly I did not manage to se much of the centre - they were rebuilding two floors for a new exhibition. The interior was pleasant and relaxing and I did have a coffee and buy a book from the shop.
There was one small exhibition running called flowmarket. It was a supermarket selling some interesting products.
The Danish Design Centre is run by the Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs, who’s remit is to ensure that Danish design remains a strong brand in Denmark and abroad. In addition to the knowledge centre, the building also houses exhibitions, a café, a shop and conference facilities.
Adults 40 kr
Students 20 kr
Free for under 12s
This is a centre that was set up by the government to promote and inform about Danish design. It has become very popular with both permanent and temporary exhibitions and a shop with constantly changing design for sale. Very often, the exhibitions are about incorprating design in ordinary life such as when you eat, travel etc. You can visit it on your own or go on guided tours to find out more.
Danish designers have been very successful and popular over the years. The Danish Design center shows many of their works in changing exibitions.