Like a local: A Copenhagen Guide by Meyer-Lavigne

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Meyer-Lavigne is a Copenhgagen-based duo composed of Kristine Meyer and Sabine Lavigne. They mainly design a wide variety of products for the home, all in different materials. Besides their own line of ceramics, they take on assignments from other companies such as Stilleben. Meyer-Lavigne is situated in the old Meatpacking District of Copenhagen that is now a melting pot of designers, architects, photographers, galleries, gastronomic trendsetters, etc.

Here they share what they love about their hometown.

Q: What is your favourite thing about Copenhagen?
Copenhagen is a beautiful old city, filled with old houses, towers and squares. A summer night in Copenhagen is very magical, maybe because the winter period is so long and dark. We all love the light and every year the first spring light transforms the city to a giant wave of positive vibration. Beautiful girls on their bicycles in summer dresses, couples in love kissing along the canals and kids having fun in the open air swimming pools in the harbour.

Amagertorv_CopenhagenAmagertorv, Copenhagen (source)

bad-casper-dalhoff-01Copenhagen Harbour Bath (source)

Q: Describe your perfect 24hrs in the city.
First of all, rent some bikes. Morning coffee at the Coffee Collective in Jægersborggade. Explore the street, and buy some good bread at Meyers Bakery also on Jægersborggade. Bike through the Assisitents Cemetery where H.C Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard are buried, go to Elmegade for nice clothes, bike along Vesterbro and explore the coolest part of the city. Lunch at PatePate. Take your bike with the harbor bus to sail to Christianshavn and take a tour on Christiania. Here you can enjoy refreshments at the Café Månefiskeren. There are free concerts sometimes in the afternoon, so check that out! Go back to Vesterbro via Islandsbrygge and Bryggebroen (the Brygge Bridge). Eat your dinner at Fiskebaren in the meatpacking district, go to the bar Mikkeller in Viktoriagade for some really good beer and finish the night at Vega Nightclub.


Meyers Bakery (source)


Mikkeller (source)

Q: What are your MUST SEEs in the city?
Copenhagen has a good mix of both old and new. For old buildings, we recommend the Danish Exchange built in 1620; Amalienborg, where the queen lives (yes we have a castle and a queen in the middle of the city); take a walk especially in Christianshavn, with its charming old houses by the canal. For modern architecture go and see the new royal Danish playhouse, situated by the waterside. Don’t miss the Black Diamond, the VM Mouantain, 8Tallet. And for crazy alternative houses built with fantasy, take a walk in Christiania!


The Danish Exchange, built in the 17th century

ChristianshavnChristianshavn (source)

Q: Any other info about Copenhagen or Denmark you would like to share?
Don’t miss the Art Museum Louisiana, the Deer Park in Klampenborg, the North of Sealand for excellent beaches ( Tisvilde, Hornbæk, Gilleleje……), and Møns klint for beautiful nature. Visit Sweden for a day. If you really got time to explore Denmark, a visit to Skagen is a must. Incredible, beautiful light that has inspired many Danish painters and a sea where Skagerak and Kattegat meets. Denmark is full of small, cozy islands worth visiting.……. We could go on, and on, and on….!

MonsKlintMøns klint (source)

Check out Nordic Design’s Copenhagen City Guide for Design Lovers for more recommendations.

Click here for more info about Meyer-Lavigne.

Photo in top banner: Bryan Shields,


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