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Helle Flou + Kopenhagen Fur

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Nestled within an old mansion located a stone’s throw from the Copenhagen residence of the Danish royal family, lies the new and effortlessly cool offices of Kopenhagen Fur. While the revamped property owes its updated look to architect/designer Helle Flou, it was originally built as home to a wealthy merchant in 1835 by Neoclassical architect Jørgen Hansen Koch (a contractor to the Danish Royal court). A mix of old bones and contemporary design, this is Scandinavian chic at its finest my friends, now let’s dive in and take a tour.

 

 

Grand architecture throughout – gilded double doors mark the entrances and exits of nearly every room.

 

 

Designer Helle Flou took a minimal approach in this large office space – outfitting it in clean-lined black desks and the fast becoming Danish classic – Gubi Chair (2003). The room enjoys a hit of sparkle from a Hope Suspension pendant.

  

 

Sculptural metal hanging structures populate a variety of spaces throughout the offices. While their leather wrapped rods look great, they also serve a brilliant function in preventing the dreaded screech of metal upon metal.

 

 

A cluster of Tom Dixon Pipe Pendants hangs above two wooden display tables.

 

 

Another hanging structure features the high quality fur that Kopenhagen Fur is so famed for.

 

 

A detail of the sculptural wood tables.

 

 

A long hall leads from one of the main work areas. Through the transom we spy another Danish classic – the Poul Henningsen designed Artichoke lamp (1958).

 

 

A conference table lined with Gubi Chairs is topped with a gorgeous Allegretto chandelier.

 

 

A beautiful detail of one of the leather wrapped hanging structures.

 

 

A bit about the designer – architect/designer Helle Flou founded HelleFlou studio in 2001. The studio specializes in Danish home, hotel, restaurant and office design with an emphasis on the unique and unexpected. Bravo Helle!

 

Photos by Kristine Funch

 

 

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