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My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

Hello everyone, this is Emilie, I usually write Playing With Food for decor8 but this time, I’m doing something a little different for you. Last week, Holly was invited to Copenhagen because Muuto presented their latest collection. She wasn’t able to attend so she sent me as her reporter instead and so I’m here to give you my report. Located on the top floor (under the roof) of a beautiful building in the heart of Copenhagen, Muuto is both a showroom and office space where their team works. It’s paradise!

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

For one day, I was given the opportunity to explore this creative brand and its spirit. Founded in 2006 by Peter Bonnén and Kristian Byrge, they are now a team of 35 people working at this location shown in central Copenhagen (but with many more virtual teammates!). But Muuto, what is it? Muuto is primarily a Nordic and Scandinavian brand that designs and manufactures furniture, lighting and other small objects with a single mindset: GOOD DESIGN. Their main material is wood. Tables, chairs, new vessels (which consist of a piece of wood and glass), wall dots … Wood is the center of their creativity.

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

Despite a range of recognizable color, Muuto is not fixed and allows for creativity to each designer to offer new colors, shapes, objects. It’s a real creative and collaborative work environment, an exchange. The mantra of Muuto is: Be pro active in the design process and work in excellent conditions for successful collaborations.

Kristian and Pete, the founders, were not at all predestined to work in design. Training “commercial” (strategic management for Kristian and Economics for Pete) the field of a creative was not initially in the program. But their passion for architecture, supplies, design, brought them to work with designers and to develop Muuto. In fact, they knew immediately that they enjoyed to be surrounded by creative minds and designers. Their focus? Working with only Scandinavian designers to keep the spirit of the brand. All products are not exactly from the same place either, they know how to use the skills of each Scandinavian country to choose the best products for their line.

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

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My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

Their inspiration? To become THE “new” design in Scandinavian. I’d say they are already a success! The Scandinavian design very popular 50-60 years begins to turn forward to give way to this new generation. Muuto philosophy could be summed up by their democratic design. Their furniture design often designated by three creations around the same ideas: basic, elaborate, inventive. Kristian said that it’s much like your wardrobe — you still need basic black jeans and a white tee shirt, then one more elaborate unique piece. It is the same with the Muuto collection!

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

Currently being sold in over 100 stores globally, Muuto extends its notoriety worldwide. What are their bestsellers? The dots coat hooks, available in 10 colors…

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

The E27 lights… Available in 11 colors!

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

The studio pendant lamp, available in 5 colors.

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

And the Around table available in 2 different sizes and 6 different colors/finishes.

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

What’s new? This incredible chair in gray, natural and black…

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

… And these vessels designed by Thomas Bentzen.

My Visit To Muuto in Copenhagen

Thank you Muuto (and Holly!) for giving me a lovely trip to Copenhagen to explore this collection and for the extra “free” day that I had to explore your beautiful city. What do you think about Mutto? Do you own any of their pieces? - Emilie

(images/text: emilie gupta)

Posted by decor8 in design on June 26, 2013

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  1. AnnSofey commented
    June 26th, 2013 at 11:44am

    It’s always lovely to hear that Danish Design is appreciated aboard :D
    AnnSofey´s last blog post ..This is so my themesong !!

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  2. Holly {Avenue} commented
    June 26th, 2013 at 1:04pm

    Wow Emilie! You did a great job, your pictures are fantastic! I love Muuto so really enjoyed reading this round up.
    Holly {Avenue}´s last blog post ..The Bare Bulb

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  3. Sarah - Emerald and May commented
    June 26th, 2013 at 1:08pm

    Holy moly, I’m in love with everything!
    Sarah – Emerald and May´s last blog post ..DIY – Fresh Painted Terracotta Pots

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  4. Vero Palazzo commented
    June 26th, 2013 at 1:24pm

    I am in love with the E27 lighting… sooo beautiful! I love also de dots hook and the colours and shapes they work! Great brand!
    Vero Palazzo´s last blog post ..Boheme Love

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  5. Gudy Herder commented
    June 26th, 2013 at 2:21pm

    Amazing report! Gorgeous pictures, Emilie! These offices look like you want to move in immediately and stay there reading, relaxing and inviting your friends hanging out. You don’t have that typical showroom character where furniture is just piled up!
    Gudy Herder´s last blog post ..Now open: ByFryd and Hilde Mork team up with an artwork on-line shop

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  6. S-O-S Electronics commented
    June 26th, 2013 at 4:01pm

    The design in these rooms is awesome!

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  7. Damewood Technologies commented
    June 26th, 2013 at 4:05pm

    The light colors are really nice.
    Damewood Technologies´s last blog post ..Winbot 7: The roomba for your windows

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  8. lisa don commented
    June 26th, 2013 at 5:42pm

    This is soo inspiring. It’s the feel I was after for my own place but fear I’ve got a little lost along the way. Time to tale stock this weekend, furniture shuffle & wrestle needed I think!

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  9. Anne Marie Jackson Pattern Occurring commented
    June 26th, 2013 at 6:04pm

    That pop of red is amazing in the Muuto store. Have you seen the amazing new studio redesign for Teague the original design company? It has similar pops of red and super looking clean.

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  10. Annie commented
    June 26th, 2013 at 7:18pm

    Beautiful home! I really like the bright walls – it’s really unique!

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  11. Gitte commented
    June 26th, 2013 at 7:33pm

    That is one beautiful place. Where in Copenhagen was it?

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  12. Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan commented
    June 26th, 2013 at 9:15pm

    Denmark design is great.
    My desk is made ​​in Denmark.

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  13. Kate commented
    June 26th, 2013 at 9:40pm

    WOW….. Just WOW! I love this! I love the colors, the shapes, the materials, the design…. The styling…. I love all of this.

    I love it so much I’m rambling.
    Kate´s last blog post ..For Twiggy

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  14. Marit ( homemarit.blogspot.nl) commented
    June 27th, 2013 at 8:54am

    Wow, wow, wow! I really looooove Muuto and what a great pictures you made and fine story you wrote, I think Holly did a good job to send you.

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  15. Antonia of craftifair commented
    June 27th, 2013 at 9:25am

    These pictures are really awesome!
    I love everything from muuto.

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  16. Miri commented
    June 27th, 2013 at 10:05am

    I’m a huge fan of the muuto designs and so I was more than excited to browse through these pictures :) Would love to visit muuto one day… but so far I’m happy with my new muuto leaf lamp and I guess I will soon order a few of their stacked boxes… perfect!

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  17. Iva Y commented
    June 27th, 2013 at 10:59am

    Lovely place! Northern countries do the simple, but still full of character design quite effortlessly. I love the typography on the glass walls, the graphic walls and the pretty details here and there.
    Iva Y´s last blog post ..Design Bazaar

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  18. Haikje commented
    June 27th, 2013 at 12:01pm

    Love the Peachy couch!
    Haikje´s last blog post ..Handmade jewelry

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  19. Paris by Jules commented
    June 27th, 2013 at 12:57pm

    Great post, I’m going to try to find Muuto in Paris ! The colors and shapes look amazing !

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  20. Shayla commented
    June 27th, 2013 at 2:06pm

    Obsessed with this space, it’s so gorgeous!

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  21. andriana commented
    June 27th, 2013 at 2:20pm

    i LOVE muuto! i could decorate my whole house with their staff! the dots are my favorite, i have them in yellow!
    andriana´s last blog post ..We have moved!

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  22. DAGNÝ // FEEL INSPIRED BLOG commented
    June 27th, 2013 at 2:57pm

    Like a dream!
    DAGNÝ // FEEL INSPIRED BLOG´s last blog post ..PHOTOGRAPHY ART

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  23. FrauSchmitt commented
    June 27th, 2013 at 3:29pm

    Emilie, lucky you to have been given the chance to go there for Holly. Your report is amazing! I first encountered Muuto at imm Cologne this year only and since then I’ve been fascinated by their products. I haven’t owned any of them yet but I’m in love with almost all of them and now, after reading your post, I’ll definitely check the site once more to find out what could be the dream product to move in with us here.
    Thank you so much for this great article!
    FrauSchmitt´s last blog post ..Schönes entdecken …

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  24. Mary Lawson commented
    June 28th, 2013 at 3:44am

    I like the vases in the last photo. Very Neat. :)
    Mary Lawson´s last blog post ..June 2013 – July 2014 Galaxy Planner by studiopop

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  25. Shannon commented
    July 2nd, 2013 at 9:22pm

    I’ve been eying those coffee tables forever…alas they are currently outta my price range…:(

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  26. wordpress commented
    July 3rd, 2013 at 2:07pm

    this post is very useful post for us.I am just love this post.
    wordpress´s last blog post ..ms office 2010

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  27. Mette commented
    October 27th, 2013 at 8:48pm

    I just love the Muuto showroom – I also visit Muuto, but don’t have soo many nice pictures as you :-)

    love Muuto

    x Mette

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  28. Flor from Nordic Days commented
    February 26th, 2014 at 4:59pm

    So beautiful, can’t believe that I’ve missed it when I was in Copenhagen last month! :( – Flor

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