Makers & Museums Tour

Eva Brandt In her Studio

Eva Brandt In her Studio

Photo Credits: Flow Gallery

Tortus Studio In The Heart Of Copenhagen

Tortus Studio In The Heart Of Copenhagen

Photo Credits: Flow Gallery

Tortus Is About The Love Of Making & Passion For Materials.

Tortus Is About The Love Of Making & Passion For Materials.

Photo Credits: Flow Gallery

Work Of Eva Brandt

Work Of Eva Brandt

Photo Credits: Flow Gallery

Art Of Bodil Manz

Art Of Bodil Manz

Photo Credits: Flow Gallery

Makers & Museums Tour

Celebrate Denmark’s timeless beauty and simplicity in craft, design and architecture in this exclusive Nordic Experience escorted tour in conjunction with the Flow Gallery. Join Flow Gallery owner, Yvonna Demczynska and museum explorer, Cathy Giangrande and discover why Denmark’s design, architecture and craftsmanship is widely regarded as among the greatest in the world. See works by the most esteemed designers, craftsmen and architects such as Bodil Manz, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, Steffen Dam and Hans Vangsoe in a tour incorporating private studio visits and renowned museums.

On this journey, discover how Denmark’s golden era, from the 1920’s to the 1960’s, influenced makers and designers across the globe. Known for their classic creations that embody simple lines, quality materials and functionality, Danish design is made for living and many of their masterpieces are still being reproduced today. As well as Copenhagen, this tour will take you the island of Bornholm, with its strong tradition of glass and ceramic craft and to Jutland on the central east coast of Denmark, home to the Glasmuseet and Steffan Dam’s studio.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Yvonna Demczynskahas over 25 years’ experience of working in the design and contemporary craft areas both in the UK and internationally. She has worked for the Design Council promoting British designers work overseas, mainly in Japan. She has also been working for the Crafts Council as a freelance consultant, helping British makers to export through UKTI initiatives in the USA. She founded Flow Gallery in Notting Hill 18 years ago with the remit of showing both British and international applied artists’ work. She curates 6 exhibitions a year at Flow, of which fifty percent feature international crafts and tour to other craft venues. She has collaborated with curators from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as Japan and South Africa to create exhibitions for Flow and other galleries.

Cathy Giangrande has over twenty-five years experience in fundraising for the heritage and cultural sectors, including projects in China, Russia and Cambodia. As an art historian, chemist and archaeological conservator she has worked for museums and galleries in the US, UK and Russia, and has participated on dozens of archaeological excavations - from submerged ancient harbours to shipwrecks. Cathy is an author of books and papers on the subjects of conservation, collecting and museums worldwide, including China: museums and the Chinese Museums Association Guide. She is an advocate for innovation within the museum sector and the use of new technologies to enhance the visitor experience. 

TUE 05 SEP: Meet your hosts Yvonna and Cathy at London Heathrow airport before flying to Copenhagen Kastrup airport, where you transfer and continue via a domestic flight to Bornholm. On arrival on Bornholm, there is a private group transfer to the Green Solution Hotel in Rønne, your base for the next two nights. A welcome 3-course dinner will be served at the GSH restaurant. This is the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow travellers and for Yvonna and Cathy to update you with the programme for the next few days.
 
WED 06 SEP: Enjoy breakfast before embarking on a full day of artist studio visits, which this morning includes: Charlotte Thorup, Hans-Henning Pederson, Bornholms Art Museum with private guided tour, Kaori Juzu and Per Suntum. Lunch is taken at Hasle Røgeri. All over Bornholm you will see the tall white chimneystacks of the smokehouses used to produce the delicate smoked herring that the island is famous for. Enjoy the true taste of Bornholm with a light lunch at this traditional working farm. Afternoon studio visits include; Eva Brandt, Hjorths Fabrik, returning to the Green Solution House, where a 3-course buffet dinner awaits.
 
THU 07 SEP: Enjoy breakfast before departing by private mini-bus transfer to Rønne airport for a short flight to Billund airport, where you are met and transferred to Ebeltoft. This 1½ hour journey travels along the ‘Marguerite Route’ an area considered to be one of Denmark’s most scenic. Arrival in Ebeltoft heralds lunch, entry and a privately guided group tour of the Glasmuseet, as well as a visit to Steffen Dam’s studio nearby. Check-in to Molskroen Strandhotel, where a 3-course dinner awaits.
 
FRI 08 SEP:  If the weather allows, enjoy breakfast on the panoramic terrace, before check-out and today’s planned studio visits, which includes Tobias Mohl & Trine Drivsholm and Hans Vangsoe. At 13.30 the ferry departs from Ebeltoft to Sj. Odde, a 75 minute sailing. On disembarkation, it is a 45-minute journey south to Bromølle Kro, a traditional Danish inn dating from 1198 and your accommodation for the night. A 3-course dinner is included.
 
SAT 09 SEP: Enjoy breakfast before check-out and a visit to the celebrated studios of Bodil Manz. From here continue on to Copenhagen and the Ibsens Hotel, home for the next 3 nights. A light lunch, entry and a private group tour have been arranged at the Danish Museum of Art & Design. This is followed by a visit to the Anne Linneman gallery. The remainder of the day is free for further optional studio visits or to be spent at leisure.
Dinner this evening has been arranged at Restaurant Höst has won two highly prestigious Restaurant & Bar Design Awards for its distinctive Nordic design created by Norm Architects and the design company Menu & Cofoco. The menue focus is on ingredients from the Nordic kitchen such as lobster, beef and Danish cheese made on the coast of the North Sea.
 
SUN 10 SEP: Breakfast today is followed by a full day’s excursion north of Copenhagen to visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Entry, a privately guided group tour and lunch is taken at this leading international museum located direct on the shores of the Øresund Sound. Following lunch, further museum and studio visits have been arranged including K Blixen, Arne Jacobsen and entry and tour of Art Ordrupgaard and the house of Finn Juhl. Dinner this evening is at Madklubben This restaurant offers unfussy dining in an upbeat casual environment, overlooking an open kitchen.
 
MON 11 SEP: Your hosts Yvonna and Cathy have arrange a number of studio visits in and around Copenhagen including Turi Heisselberg Pedersen & Lone Skov, Madsen, Tortus Studio, Baerbart Jewellery Gallery, Bente Skjøttgaard, Morten Løbner, Yuki Ferdinandsen, Galleri Montan, Etage projects and A. Petersen. A casual lunch will be taken (pay locally) depending on location. Should you wish to have some free time for individual shopping or sightseeing. Please note that public museums and galleries are often closed on Monday’s, but if you have any individual requests for any specific designers or studio visits, then please do make Yvonna and Cathy aware, we may be able to arrange these up for you. A farewell dinner has been arranged at Restaurant Brdr. Price Located within walking distance of Ibsens Hotel, Restaurant Brdr. Price offers modernised traditional Danish cuisine. Run by two brothers, one of whom is a scriptwriter on the Danish political drama series ‘Borgen’.
 
TUE 12 SEP: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and free-time until the private group transfer returns you to Copenhagen airport in time for your return flight back to the UK.
 
Whilst every effort is made to adhere to the above itinerary, circumstances beyond our control may lead to changes to the order of the activities or studio visits
Green Solution House
Green Solution House

Located minutes from the beach, this innovative hotel is firmly committed to its eco principals, which influence every aspect of the running of this property. Rooms are large and bright, with either a balcony or terrace. Interiors utlize recycled furniture and wool materials from the Danish manufacturer Gabriel (all of which have a CradletoCradle certification), and glasses in the a la carte restaurant are made from recycled glass designed by Pernille Bülow. The Green Solution House Restaurant prioritizes local Bornholm food products over imported alternatives, which Chef Kasper Beyer delights in turning into classic dishes with a modern twist. 

Molskroen StrandHotel, Ebeltoft
Molskroen StrandHotel, Ebeltoft

Molskroen Strandhotel is located in the heart of the Mols Mountain national park, one of Denmark’s most scenic areas. Opened in 2014, this is the sister property of the adjacent historic Molskroen Hotel. The 29 modern rooms are decorated in a warm and relaxed maritime style – many with a sea view, which can also be enjoyed from the panoramic terrace. Between the two properties are three restaurants, with two executive chefs continuing Michel Michaud’s gourmet traditions. 

Bromølle Kro, Jyderup
Bromølle Kro, Jyderup

Bromolle Kro is considered to be Denmark’s oldest inn and can trace its roots back to 1198. Surrounded by forest and located next to the Åmose river, the Bromolle Kro boasts a colourful history. Current owners offer simple traditionally styled rooms (all with private WC/shower) and each unique room has a private terrace, from where you can unwind and watch the nature go by. Bromølle Kro’s restaurant offers traditional Danish cuisine.

Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen
Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen

Situated in the lively Nansengade area of Copenhagen and within 3 minutes walk of the Botanical Gardens and metro. Fabrics and sculptures that adorn the hotel are by local designers, creating an eclectic and colourful ambience and display.