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Around Town : Hay House, Copenhagen

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I just returned from traveling in Copenhagen with my family, and I would love to share one of my favorite parts of the trip with you. We traveled there to visit my brother, who is currently studying abroad, and between sightseeing excursions and tours of museums and monuments, my sister and I were able to sneak off to the Danish furniture design shop Hay House.

Established in 2003, Hay House aims to "encourage Danish furniture design to return to the innovative greatness of the 1950s and '60s but in a more contemporary context." Hay House is more of a warehouse than a shop—hundreds of models of furniture, textiles, kitchenware, instruments, light fixtures, artistic tools, and toys for children are packed inside a sort of Art Nouveau–style building. We could have walked around for hours.

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Hay House overlooks Strøget, the main commercial street in Copenhagen.

1 Hay House overlooks Strøget, the main commercial street in Copenhagen.

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These 'dot cushions' were everywhere in such a range of colors.

11 These 'dot cushions' were everywhere in such a range of colors.

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I really loved these quilted ottomans.

15 I really loved these quilted ottomans.

They are made from antique Indian quilts and each one is different.

16 They are made from antique Indian quilts and each one is different.

More quilts.

17 More quilts.

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I love this pink KiBiSi chair.

25 I love this pink KiBiSi chair.

And these blinding neon knobs!

26 And these blinding neon knobs!

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I loved the way this tape was displayed.

28 I loved the way this tape was displayed.

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We picked out this pretty Shekere instrument for our mom, who is a musician.

30 We picked out this pretty Shekere instrument for our mom, who is a musician.

The toys and textiles for children were especially beautiful and whimsical.

31 The toys and textiles for children were especially beautiful and whimsical.

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If you ever find yourself there, across the street is the most beautiful flower market and bakery (with delicious macaroons).

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Comments (1)

  • I live in Copenhagen, but have never been to Hay House. I'll have to check it out!

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