If I mention Charles & Ray Eames, Verner Panton, Phillippe Starck and Ruckstuhl you probably already know what Paustian is all about. The very distinctive house in Nordhavn, you may have spotted when riding the S train, is a furniture and interior design showroom on the waterfront. One of the biggest design distributors of Denmark.
Even though many of the exhibited design pieces here are far from affordable for someone like me, I like browsing here and being inspired. The Paustian House itself is quite a treat for your eyes as well. It’s designed by the world famous Danish architect Jørn Utzon (you know, the guy behind the Sydney Opera House…) and word has it, he was deeply inspired by the Danish beech forests – you can see that in the columns and how the floors are playfully divided.
Make the visit complete by having lunch or dinner at Restaurant Paustian residing just next door, and have a stroll along the dock to see the other interesting buildings here. Nordhavn is in general an interesting city planning project, and you’ll witness the very first stages of what will eventually be an entirely new city district of Copenhagen.