okay, it’s finally time to start sharing the highlights of my visit to copenhagen. i was invited by visit copenhagen to come see the city myself and high on my list (okay, more like the tippy top of my must-sees) was The Apartment. Located on the second floor of a beautifully restored 18th century apartment along a canal in Christianshavn, a charming district of the old Copenhagen, the apartment is a little tricky to locate — so look for the yellow building with the big green doors. founder Tina Seidenfaden Busck has designed the space just like a real home — except you can actually shop here — think one of a kind shoppable decor installations. It’s an eclectic mix of vintage and rare European furniture updated and re-upholstered in gorgeous fabrics, and accented with beautiful textiles, rugs, amazing lighting fixtures, and contemporary art. Stunning and ingenious.
we got a firsthand look at the apartment’s recent installation which runs through November 11th: Mingei at The Apartment — a unique Japanese collection curated by Terry Ellis who began collecting in the 1990’s. Mingei was a celebration of everyday objects made by unknown craftspeople, which emerged in the 1920’s partly in response to the industrialization of Japan. In recent years, Terry Ellis has spearheaded a craft renaissance in Japan, popularising Mingei, where his signature is mixing mid-century modern furniture and Mingei craft. and the beauty of all this? it’s not only stunning and inspiring — it’s shoppable. simply call the apartment or send an email — they ship worldwide. The Apartment is also available for private consultation on interiors and art, and founder Tina Seidenfaden Busck is a revered resource for her profound knowledge of contemporary art and design. The Apartment strives to be a place not only for purchasing beautiful items but also as a sphere for an ongoing dialogue about art and design. i feel so fortunate to have been able to see it with my own very envious eyes.
• photography by victoria smith for sfgirlbybay.
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