About this Museum
Designmuseum Danmark was founded in 1890 by the Industriforeningen i København (now Dansk Industri – The Confederation of Danish Industries) and the Ny Carlsberg Museumslegat. It is Denmark’s largest museum for Danish and international design, as well as a central exhibition hub for applied arts and industrial design in Scandinavia. Its mission is to inspire and educate contemporary designers and design consumers.
The museum opened to the public in 1895 in a new museum building in the center of Copenhagen. In 1926, it moved to the former King Frederik’s Hospital. Nicolai Eigtved and Lauritz de Thurah originally designed that rococo building in the 1750s; it was renovated and refurbished in the 1920s by architects Ivar Bentsen and Kaare Klint.)
Designmuseum Danmark’s exhibitions span applied and decorative arts, industrial design, prints, posters, and drawings, and fashion and textile design. Its collection includes works by the likes of Finn Juhl, Poul Kjærholm, and Børge Mogensen, as well as Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Matisse, and Chagall.
Bredgade 68, 1260, København