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.

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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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