The Interior of Dehn's Mansion in Copenhagen
Dehn's Mansion is a classical Copenhagen building that is worthy of preservation. It resides as the neighbor to the Marble Church and Amalienborg. Today the building houses a philanthropic foundation and is carefully designed by balancing the richness of detail and historical architecture with the needs of modern business life.
The interior is made up of an open office plan, lounge, reception area, quiet zones, private offices and a special innovation room, which can be modified for multiple purposes - for instance group work, informal meetings, lectures or events for business partners. The interior design of Dehn's Mansion is characterized by dark and powerful colours, that underline the architecture of each room, such as woodwork and high panels.
The entire interior shares a common use of materials. Natural materials such as browned copper, natural stone, wood, wool and aniline leather are present in every room. A common trait for these materials is that they all patinate beautifully. Furthermore, curtains, rugs and upholstered furniture are incorporated to increase the acoustic quality and create a warm and welcoming mood.
To complement the beautiful rooms of the classical property a selection of furniture from House of Finn Juhl - Onecollection has been used to decorate many of the rooms in the mansion. For example, Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard's modern, classic Council Chair has been used to furnish the large meeting room. Additionally, selected Finn Juhl pieces adorn the interior.
Hans Henrik Sørensen, founder of House of Finn Juhl - Onecollection, says about the furnishing of Dehn's Mansion:
"To Finn Juhl, it was crucial to make all elements of an interior interact and complement each other, thus creating a uniform expression. Finn Juhl's objective always was to create so called "Gesamtkunstwerk" [defined by the Germans as works of art in which several art forms are united]. His furniture suits modern and classical architecture alike, because they are organic and natural. The same applies to Salto & Sigsgaard's Council Chair, which was designed for the Finn Juhl Chamber in the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York. In Dehn's distinguished mansion, Årstiderne Architects have shown a particularly clever understanding of the old bulding. They have created an unpreten-tious and functional interior that please both the body and the senses at a very high level - just like a true "Gesamtkunstwerk" should".
As part of the interior design, modern glass walls have been incorporated in carefully selected spots, to define and separate meeting and conversational rooms. On some glass surfaces, shielding fabrics of a poetic, paperlike and Japanese expression have been used to complete Finn Juhl's impeccable designs. The lighting has been designed such that it is adjusted to the specific room and professional purpose hereof. Light and shadow effects have been deliberately exploited to underline various expressions, quirks and moods.
Featured Furniture in this Project
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