Danish Design

Way Out Poster
The witty designers behind Copenhagen-based Playtype love using the typefaces they've created in fun, different ways, from monochromatic glyphs stamped on mugs to covering skateboards. Equally big and bold are their posters that make the most of a...
BeoPlay A1, the Perfect Pool Party Speaker
It's hard to top a set of loudspeakers revolutionizing the world of home audio systems. Of course, the $39,000 price tag (that's per unit) on Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 90 means only a few can experience it in their personal living rooms, but the Danish...
Letter Opener
Why is it that most letter openers look like they could be murder weapons? Thankfully, these striking options are made from cattle horn, handcrafted in Bøvlingbjerg, Denmark by historical company Hornvarefabrikken. While we might be getting plenty...
How Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 90 Became a Reality
Strange, beautiful, different. These aren't the typical adjectives given to hi-fi speakers, and yet they're the best words to describe Bang & Olufsen's new contemporary masterpiece, the BeoLab 90 active loudspeakers. Years in the making, the finished...
Untitled T-Shirt
Danish type foundry Playtype takes their unique, custom-made typefaces beyond just computer screens and stationery. They're silently permeating the physical world with bold statements through personalized lightboxes, laptop sleeves and even skateboards...
HAY Mini Market Makes its US Debut
Design fair regulars are well-acquainted with HAY, which was founded in 2002 to provide quality, contemporary furniture at a democratic price point. Since then, the Danish design company has branched out into smaller products and accessories, collaborating...
Nozib Sun Lounger
Scandinavian design company Skagaarden knows how to make outdoor furniture that's beautiful enough to keep in the living room. Designer Nils-Ole Zib revered his minimalist lounge chair creation so much he named it after his initials, Nozib. There's...
Helsinki Bluetooth Speaker
Danish audio company Vifa's latest portable offering comes in a petite, square-ish package but surprises with its power and sound quality. The Helsinki speaker, launched in time for this year's summer picnics and outdoor parties, comes with a beautiful...
AIAIAI's Modular TMA-2 Headphones
Copenhagen-based audio company AIAIAI has been riding the success of their TMA-1 headphones since 2009. Today however the brand unveiled the next iteration and their vision for the contemporary headphone: the TMA-2 Modular. Aiming to suit the...
Set of Four Espresso Cups
Danish architect Arne Jacobsen left his legacy behind in structures large (such as the SAS Royal Hotel) and small (his Ant, Egg and Swan chairs), but he went even smaller when he created original typography for Aarhus City Hall in 1937. Danish company...
The Handsome, Portable Vifa Copenhagen Speaker
Launched at the 2014 Stockholm Furniture Fair this past February, Copenhagen is the first wireless speaker from Vifa. Though the Danish company has over 80 years experience making loudspeaker components, they rebranded as a consumer audio company...
The Good Mod
Housed in one of NW's traditional warehouse loft spaces, The Good Mod is an absolute treasure trove of Mid-Century Modern and industrial design. Stacks of vintage Eames molded fiberglass chairs extend to the ceiling, while inspiring vignettes populate...