Design and art under one roof

Design and art under one roof


Dominika Švandová

Although we go to art galleries to see works by old masters or contemporary artists, there is often much more behind the aesthetic experience. Indeed, the impressive spaces of historic gallery buildings, carefully furnished with premium furniture, are enchanting in themselves. In the following lines, we'll introduce you to the best of them, where art meets timeless Danish design.



Ishøj, Denmark

Like a lifeboat, a café rises alongside the famous Arken Gallery in Ishøj, Denmark, where you can refresh yourself before or after viewing modern artworks. The interior is reminiscent of a ship, especially thanks to its many wooden elements. The glass walls provide unique views of the surrounding landscape, while the earthy palette of warm tones and natural materials make it feel as if perhaps nothing separates the café from the adjacent park and Køge Bay. In order not to disturb this harmony and to pay homage to quality design, the architects at also chose the furnishings themselves. For comfortable seating, they chose Grand Prix chairs with oak seats and Orient lamps from the Danish brand Fritz Hansen.

ARKEN Museum of Modern Art


Arken Museum of Moder Art Grand Prix



Odense, Denmark

Spaces that immerse you in fairytale adventures and bring you closer to Hans Christian Andersen's creative world through light, music and architecture can be found in Odense, Denmark. The museum of the famous author of children's books was conceived by the architects of the Japanese studio Kengo Kuma & Associates as a collection of many corners that, as well as telling stories, also stimulate the imagination. Here, too, you will find the aforementioned Grand Prix chairs signed by another famous Dane, Arne Jacobsen.

Andersens House

Andersens House



Copenhagen, Denmark & Aarhus, Denmark

Designed by the Bouroullec brothers for HAY, the Palissade furniture collection blends perfectly with private garden environments and public spaces. You can see this, among other things, when you visit the Danish National Gallery or the ARoS art gallery in Aarhus, Denmark. While the National Gallery boasts the largest ever collection of artworks in Denmark, ARoS is the oldest art institution outside the capital. Both places attract not only with their exhibitions, but also with the architecture itself, which you can admire from the outside, for example in the comfort of the aforementioned outdoor furniture.

SMK Palissade

Aros Aarhus Art Museum Palissade

AROS Palissade

In the case of ARoS, the design of the Danish brand HAY will also surround you in the interior of the gallery. Here, the architects worked with combinations of metal and wood, which is why they chose, among other things, the Pyramide furniture or the wooden chairs from the J-Series. Daylight is complemented by PC lamps or Bonbon textile pendant lights.

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum Pyramid

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum J-Series



Tokyo, Japan
The National Art Center is one of the largest galleries in Japan, so there is plenty of space for art installations as well as places to relax and learn. A total of five floors of impressive architecture and art are complemented by furniture from design greats such as Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjærholm. In between browsing the exhibitions in progress, you can relax on the PK80 leather benches, embrace the Egg and Swan armchairs or dine in the restaurant equipped with Series 7 chairs.

The National Art Center –  Egg Series 7

The National Art Center – Series 7

PK 80 The National Art Center Series 7

Not only the renowned names of their authors, but above all the premium quality and timeless design make these pieces perfect candidates for furnishing not only cultural institutions, but also restaurants, hotels, offices and, of course, homes. So don't hesitate to explore our range of Scandinavian brands. For example, you can start with fresh new products.

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