Designer Zoo is an 800m2 shop and gallery that sells loads of cool DANISH design and arts and crafts, with a cool, simple and colourful expression. The shop represents many Danish artisans’ work, and also contains 7 workshops where some of the products sold in the shop are made.
The shop sells handmade jewellery, fun and colourful ceramics (my personal favourite is an old-school little butter jar with a harlequinesque print from Helbak), modern takes on classic vases, and cushions with bold graphic prints.
I have fallen completely in love with some beautiful ceramic mugs made by Marco Friis with gold leaf edging and scraps, like you might remember from your childhood, with poetic pictures of e.g. flowers, but each time I go to the shop I add another few art wares to my wish list!
So, if you want a new take on Danish design classics, Designer Zoo is the place to head to to find a small and beautiful present for yourself or someone you really like. There is also a Designer Zoo shop in Århus if your travels lead you this way!