Alexandra is genuine celebration of the golden age of Danish design. The hotel is a veritable museum of important pieces designed by legendary names such as Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Kaare Klint, Finn Juhl, Verner Panton, etc.
All the rooms are different. What they have in common is a diverse collection of furniture pieces from the golden age of Danish design. The most interesting are the suites that are dedicated to, and entirely furnished with, the work of one designer. In this case the very colourful work of Danish legend Verner Panton.
Verner Panton was the Danish designer most famous for breaking away from Danish design's love affair with wood and exploring the decorative and functional qualities of plastic... Especially in impossibly bright colours.
Finn Juhl is perhaps lesser known outside Denmark. He was an artist - one of his paintings hangs in this suite - and a designer known for his flowing sculptural treatment... The restrained beauty of the interior is testament to the timelessness of good design.
A detail of the mustard orange coloured exterior of the Thorvaldsen Museum - a short bicycle ride from the hotel - is testament to the very distinct Scandinavian sense of colour. Denmark is very much part of the visual culture of the Baltic.
Pale blue, pale grey and soft white are an enduringly attractive signature of Danish design. In a city surrounded by water and white washed wooden buildings, it's not hard to see where the inspiration comes from.
On the main square of Amagertorv, connected to Strøget - the most prestigious shopping street in Copenhagen, is the Stork Fountain. It's easy to see for this tableau why Hans Christian Andersen and his fairy tales came from Denmark.