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Danish Design Revisited

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

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.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

Housed in a grand old building on H. C. Andersens Boulevard, Hotel Alexandra combines architectural history with Danish design history.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

Across the street is the start of Copenhagen's historic centre, next door are the famous Tivoli Gardens and around the corner is the central railway station. A better location is not possible.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

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.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

Situated in LêLê restaurant, a Vietnamese fast food version that also exists in Saigon, the bar is a clever and colourful combination of sober Danish design with sixties colours and touches of the orient.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

Vietnamese food such as cold wrapped vegetarian spring rolls and Vietnamese meat balls are served in a funky colourful environment that celebrates the groovy influence of the sixties in Danish design.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

From many of the rooms the view is of the south-facing courtyard; a very urban looking space, with its profusion of surrounding utilitarian warehouses.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

Even the smallest rooms, for example this cabin executed in earthy tones and natural materials such as oak and linen - are achieved in a style consistent with the hotel's collection.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

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.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

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.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

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.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

Alexandra keeps a stable of its own bicycles for their guests. It means scenes such as this charming city square are only a few minutes away.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

The bookwall in the living room / lobby brings back the classic Danish book wall as a feature. Filled with books, artefacts, and miniatures of famous Danish design furniture.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

Attention to detail sets this hotel apart. Even the bedside lamps in this sixties themed suite are faithful originals and collectable in their own right.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

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.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 10 February 2016

Hotel Alexandra


Denmark

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.

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