Weekend Meanderings–Copenhagen

Kirsty Whyte Copenhagen Blog

I love all things Scandinavian (apart from the pickled herring) especially one if my best friends Rebecca, half of the Green Suitcase in Copenhagen.So a catch up weekend sprinkled with creativity and culture was just what I needed.

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kirsty Whyte_Design_copenhagen_blog (3) Even tough we brought the UK weather with us our spirits couldn't be dampened, and in true Dane style we still went out cycling.

Some creative highlights were:

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An amazing flee-market in the Veterbro area, where vintage shops and car boot style stands jostled for space next to each other. It was amazing; designer sample clothes, mid-century furniture, lighting, ceramics and locals selling off once valued possessions.

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Unfortunately my suitcase wasn't quite big enough to fit most of these amazing pieces; next time I'll come prepared.

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Tivoli -

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The Tivoli gardens are a must for adults and children alike; originally opened in 1843 as an amusement and pleasure gardens, it has evolved over time, my favorites parts are the mid century style Pavilion and the Chinese theatre. Looks like I’m not the only one.

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There are many cool designer furniture high-street shops too. Being the design geeks we are it was fun walking around them. Which included Illums Bolighus, Stilleben and the highlight Hay House.

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Couldn’t resist a small purchase.

kirsty Whyte_Design_copenhagen_blog (11) Hay House - Blink and you'll miss it on the busy ...... Shopping street. Away from the bargain hunters and tourists you go up a lovely stairwell to Hay House. Filled with products and room sets from the Hay catalogue as well as selected items from other designers.

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kirsty Whyte_Design_copenhagen_blog (4) I also popped into Normann Copenhagen to say high and check out the flagship store. The Ready Hook/Mirror are now in stock so I made a purchase (thankfully they have me a special price) all I need now is a flat to put them up in!

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Amongst all the walking we managed to get the obligatory snap of the Little Mermaid too.

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Can't wait to go back.

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Introducing - Ready Wall Hook for Normann Copenhagen

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Kirsty Whyte_blog_Ready Wall Hook_Normann Copenhagen (12) As you may have seen on my website product pages and Facebook page; 2013 kicked off brilliantly with the launch of my Ready Wall Hook for Danish design brand Normann Copenhagen. They launched ‘Ready’ as part of their new season launch at Maison et Objet in January.

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Here are a few photos of their stand during the fair and me looking pretty pleased with myself next to them! Normann Copenhagen were also kind enough to add a post about me popping by their stand on their blog.

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I initially came up with the idea in my studio while sketching and playing around with cones of cardboard, trying to find the perfect angle to hang coats on. I really like having multiple/flexible usages in my designs so I wanted to design a hook that looked good, even when it isn’t in use. Adding the round mirror in the centre means you can quickly check your appearance before you go out.

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The curved frame of ‘Ready’ means that as well as being suitable to hang bags and scarves you can also drape your coat over it; perfect for expensive jackets you want to keep their shape or coats without a sewn-in loop.

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Ready is made from one continuous piece or powder coated steel, with a cleaver little keyhole fitting, so there is little to no material wastage.

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My Copenhagen spy (and close friend) Rebecca from The Green Suitcase, has spotted the Red and Pink 'Ready' in the window display of the Normann Copenhagen flagship store. (Images above).

 

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If you didn’t get a chance to see them at Maison et Object, don’t worry they will also be at this years Milan Furniture Fair in April; Hall 16, Stand E46. Or if you just love them and want to buy a few for your home they are £33 and can be bought direct on the Normann Copenhagen website.