From the archives. Originally published in 2018.
I’d read about the home decor store Illums Bolighus in numerous guides and knew it had to be included on my Copenhagen shopping list. By the time I visited the store, I’d been in Scandinavia for over a week so my eye was already tuned in to the Danish design scene. During my travels, I’d made a few notes on glassware and ceramics from shops and restaurants that were beautifully inspiring. Even with a keen focus on what I was looking for, I was overwhelmed with all the goodness inside Illums Bolighus. The shop was brimming with products from a bevy of international designers I’d never heard of.
I could have spent hours there but instead, purchased a few things that weren’t available online, (a big box was just delivered!) and brought the catalog home with me to further peruse. Below are images from said catalog, and fortunately, many of the products can be purchased directly through Illums Bolighus online store. If traveling to Scandinavia, there are several locations in Denmark, Sweden and Norway that are a must visit for any home decor enthusiast.
Nicolai Wiig Hansen lamps
Carl Hansen & Søn oak lounge chair
Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir knot cushion
Mouth blown glass with leather accents from Holmegaard
Mette Ditmer bath accessories
Ash Hans J. Wegner Rrocking chair
Lyngby porcelain vases
Noyer wood cutting boards and trays
Bjørn Wiinblad hurricanes
Fredericia Børge Mogensen designed oak/leather chair
By Holmer candleholders
Collect frame chair
Source: photos: Illums Bolighus