Space Copenhagen: Poetic Modernism Finds its Expression in Contemporary Danish Design
Hailing from Denmark, multidisciplinary design studio Space Copenhagen was established by Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou in 2005 with the idea of bringing together opposing concepts in a harmonious balance.
Both graduates of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, the duo cite Poetic Modernism when it comes to their approach to creating everything from interior design to art installations – all based on an insatiable curiosity and with a focus on quality and longevity. These core values made the Danish design powerhouse into one of the world’s most innovative and renowned, constantly pushing the boundaries, but always refined and with a touch of elegance.
Among other achievements, Space Copenhagen is responsible for the Nordic designs that grace the interior of the two-Michelin star gastronomic mecca that is Noma in the Danish capital.
Drawing on inspiration from various sources, these finely crafted pieces from natural materials, and with a muted color palette, evoke simplicity, functionality and a sense of timelessness. Still, the work of Space Copenhagen will easily convey a cozy atmosphere, both at home and in hospitality interiors.
Swoon Lounge Collection for Fredericia Furniture
Space Copenhagen’s Swoon Lounge collection for one of Denmark’s most renowned furniture brands, Fredericia Furniture, was originally designed for the 11 Howard Hotel in New York in 2016. This series features several armchairs and a complementary ottoman – all crafted for perfect comfort and casual elegance, making it one of our favorite collections by the Copenhagen-based duo.
With solid wood legs and upholstered in both leather or fabric, according to your personal preference, pieces in the Swoon Lounge collection come in six finishes of your choice – black lacquered, lacquered oak, smoked oiled oak, lacquered walnut, spa treated oak and oiled oak.
As a standalone piece, or an accompaniment to the armchair, Fredericia’s Swoon ottoman is the embodiment of the modern and simple Scandinavian style. This soft, upholstered ottoman exudes calmness and is the perfect addition to a stylish lounge set synonymous with feeling at home. The ottoman is available in three colors.
Gravity Lighting for Gubi
The Gravity collection by Space Copenhagen for Gubi, an icon of Danish design with an eclectic collection of furniture and lighting, represents the epitome of contrasts.
A juxtaposition of strength and fragility, the lamps in this collection are anchored with heavy marble bases ascending into subtle shades to create a piece of geometric elegance.
Ideal for tranquil evenings, this series consists of a table lamp and a floor lamp that produce delicate ambient lighting, both available in two shade colors and three different bases – gray marble, blackened steel and black marble.
High Stools for Mater Design
Space Copenhagen’s high stools for long-term collaborators Mater are minimalism at its finest. These versatile pieces boast a timeless design, making them the perfect fit for your dining room or kitchen space.
Sustainably produced with a base of solid FSC certified wood and topped with a smooth, leather seat, the stools come in six finishes – dark stained beech, black
stained beech, soaped oak, sirka gray stained oak, dark stained oak and black stained oak.
The Spine Collection for Fredericia Furniture
Offering a wide selection of chairs, stools and daybeds, the Fredericia Spine Collection features handcrafted pieces originally designed for a Michelin starred restaurant in 2011.
Simple lines and plush upholstering define this exquisite collection – a team effort with Space Copenhagen. Elegance meets functionality in the impeccably designed pieces that just urge relaxation.
Available in a wide array of colors, sizes and base finishes at Rouse Home, the Spine series is ideal for those seeking craftsmanship and refinement, as well as
Accent Series for Mater
Minimalism is the cornerstone of the Accent collection of tables designed by Space Copenhagen for environmentally friendly producer of high-end furniture and lighting Mater.
Featuring a side table, a larger oval lounge table, a cafe table and a round dining table all in solid FSC certified oak, pieces from this series will work beautifully in a wide array of interiors. At Rouse Home, you can find your favorite piece from this collection in two colors – beige and brown.
Stay Sofa for Gubi
Another gem from Gubi, the Stay Sofa designed by Space Copenhagen combines comfort with luxury for an end result that simply begs you to stay seated just a little while longer.
Crafted for relaxation, this plush sofa has an undeniably welcoming feel to it – bound to make it your favorite piece , no matter the room.
The Stay Sofa is suitable for both public and private spaces and is available in several fabrics, finishes and colors – ranging from the more vivid blue and green versions to the more muted toned cream, white, brown, beige and gray styles.