Danish Design in Everyday Life – Lagkagehuset

I was recently reading about the roots of  Danish design and how democratic is was (and in a way still is) and how much of what surrounds us everyday in Copenhagen has been designed by someone famous, often without many people realising it. This fascinates me so I have decided to start a series called Danish Design in Everyday Life to highlight this.


My first one is Lagkagehuset on Christianshavns Torv, opposite the metro station. It was designed by Edvard Thomsen in the early 1930’s for Copenhagen Kommune. He was a leading Modernist  architect and his design for Lagkagehuset gained a great deal of criticism at the time, quite amazing when you look at the simplicity of it. He also worked on a number of the animal houses in Copenhagen Zoo.

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