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The Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen invites you to a series of design events in their saleroom at Bredgade 33, Copenhagen, during the festival "3daysofdesign".
The Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen invites you to a series of design events in their saleroom at Bredgade 33, Copenhagen, during the festival "3daysofdesign".

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Bruun Rasmussen Teams up with British Design Pioneer Tom Dixon During "3daysofdesign" in Copenhagen

World-class Danish design, a robot creating lamps and the design pioneer Tom Dixon as guest host – the Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen invites you to a series of design events in their saleroom at Bredgade 33, Copenhagen, during the festival "3daysofdesign" from 7-9 June.

Bruun Rasmussen – Part of the Bonhams Network presents a series of events not seen before at the auction house, when the annual festival "3daysofdesign" is celebrated at galleries and design shops all over Copenhagen from 7-9 June. Bruun Rasmussen has teamed up with the world-famous British designer Tom Dixon, who together with the auction industry's leading design specialist Peter Kjelgaard will be hosting all of the events.


Bruun Rasmussen x 3daysofdesign

Wednesday 7 June at 11 am - 12 pm: opening presentation

"Danish Living – Design in Transition" – talk with design specialist Peter Kjelgaard and design pioneer Tom Dixon

Thursday 8 June at 4-8 pm: drinks and live music

Tom Dixon and band + DJ

Friday 9 June at 10-11 am: coffee, croissants and panel discussion

"The role of auction houses in promoting historical and contemporary design" with Tom Dixon, Peter Kjelgaard, Jonatan Jahn from Bukowskis and Lars Hedebo Olsen from Politiken.

All Days at 11 am – 5 pm: live performance

“Robot to Craft Special Edition Tom Dixon CONE Lights” – a robot from Universal assists Tom Dixon in creating unique versions of his latest lamps designs.

Bruun Rasmussen's historic premises at Bredgade 33, Copenhagen.

Panel Discussion and Talks with Leading Design Specialists

On Wednesday 7 June you can join the opening lecture "Danish Living – Design in Transition". The auction industry's leading design specialist, Peter Kjelgaard, will give an introduction to the Danish design tradition, which formed the basis for the development of a special type of interior decoration that reached its climax towards the end of the 1960s. This special Danish approach to interior decoration stands as the epitome of "Danish living" and a modern expression of Danish ‘hygge’. In recent years this style has gained renewed interest among design and interior design enthusiasts all over the world.

Tom Dixon will then present his thoughts on the creative process behind the chair "BIRD Eelgrass Chaise", which is made of eelgrass by Søuld. Eelgrass has recently been reinvented as a factory-made acoustic absorbing material and thus represents a real alternative to synthetic materials. In addition to growing in the sea, eelgrass also binds significant amounts of CO₂. The chair will be auctioned off at Bruun Rasmussen's design auction on 12 June.

At 10 am on Friday 9 June, you can learn more about the design of the past and the present when top specialists in design discuss the role of auction houses in the promotion of historical and contemporary design in an interesting panel discussion. The panel includes design specialist Peter Kjelgaard from Bruun Rasmussen, design specialist Jonatan Jahn from Bukowskis and designer Tom Dixon. The debate is moderated by Lars Hedebo from Politiken.

Design specialist and Head of European Strategy & Integration, Bonhams Design, Peter Kjelgaard and designer and founder, Tom Dixon.

Drinks and Live Music in a Historical Setting

Thursday afternoon from 4 pm we will get a little louder than usual when the auction house offers drinks, bubbles and live music. The event will take place in Bruun Rasmussen's beautiful historic premises at Bredgade 33, Copenhagen, where you can also discover art, design, decorative art, antiques, jewellery, wristwatches and collectors’ items, all of which will be auctioned off at Bruun Rasmussen the following week. Designer Tom Dixon will play the bass, Johannes Torpe the drums, Kristian Marstal the keyboard and Maria Marstal will take care of the vocals – all accompanied by a DJ.

Tom Dixon and a Universal Robot

All three days of the festival, you can experience design breaking new ground with the help of technology as British design pioneer Tom Dixon creates unique versions of his latest lamps with the assistance of a robot from Universal Robots’ eSeries. The lamps will be manufactured on site at Bruun Rasmussen's premises, and the robot will demonstrate its human-like abilities to cut and mill solid blocks of raw material and form unique conical lamp bases. In line with "Danish living", Tom Dixon has carefully selected Danish raw materials, which he will use to create the modern design objects. The finished versions will be part of Bruun Rasmussen's design auction on 12 June.

The global brand of Tom Dixon was founded in 2022 and specializes in furniture, lighting and accessories. The company is today represented in 90 countries and is known internationally for their pioneering use of materials and production techniques. Several of their iconic productions such as Beat, Melt, S-Chair and Wingback have been exhibited at world-famous museums such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, MOMA in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

With the assistance of a Universal robot, Tom Dixon will create unique versions of his CONE lamps.

Bruun Rasmussen Presents a New Look on Design with the Exhibition "Danish Living – Design in Transition"

All three days you can experience world-class design, when the ground floor of the auction house is filled with Danish design and decorative art by some of the most significant designers in design history.

The emphasis will be on the late 1960s, when a specific style in Danish interior design came to the forefront with a more simple and solid expression. The focus was on long-lasting furniture made with great craftsmanship and natural colours and materials. The mindset and aesthetics of the late 1960s seem to match our interior design preferences of today, where the climate crisis and the need for sustainability make the trend even more relevant. Our homes must once again reflect thoughtfulness, quality and resistance to consumerism.

The exhibition "Danish Living – Design in Transition" puts the spotlight on this trend with roots going back to this earlier interior decoration trend. It can be experienced as part of Bruun Rasmussen's preview every day during the festival, and all the objects on display will be part of Bruun Rasmussen's design auction on 12 June.



"Going once, going twice. Sold to the lady in the front row”. For 75 years, Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has sold art, antiques, design, jewellery, wristwatches and collector’s items in the heart of Copenhagen. It was Arne Bruun Rasmussen who founded the auction house at Bredgade 33 in 1948, and until 2022 the Bruun Rasmussen family owned the company. Today, the company is owned by the British auction house Bonhams - one of the world's leading and oldest auction houses.

Being a part of Bonhams, means that Bruun Rasmussen has joined a global network, which benefits both the art and the customers, the latter has gained access to far more auctions and the former has a better chance of achieving the market's best hammer prices. The goal is to constantly confirm to our customers that Bruun Rasmussen is a sought-after auction house with the highest expertise in valuation and sales. Bonhams and Bruun Rasmussen share the core values of knowledge, credibility, commitment and renewal, and the old Copenhagen auction house will thus continue to base its business on its well-known values under the auspices of Bonhams.

With CEO Jakob Dupont at the helm, an extensive digitization process has taken place during the past years, making the auction house a significant player on the international market. With solid experience and in-depth knowledge complemented by highly professional advice and appraisal service, the company is the link between sellers and interested buyers from all over the world. Every year, 70,000 unique works of art are sold at two types of auctions – the traditional Live Auctions and the Online Auctions.


Kirstine Dam Olsen

Kirstine Dam Olsen

Press contact +45 8818 1064

Bruun Rasmussen – Part of the Bonhams Network

"Going once, going twice. Sold to the lady in the front row". For more than 75 years, the auction house Bruun Rasmussen has sold art, antiques, design, jewellery, wristwatches and collector’s items such as wine, books, coins and stamps. After having been family-owned through three generations, we were bought in 2022 by the English auction house Bonhams, which was founded in England in 1793 and is today one of the world's leading auction houses. We are now part of an international network with a global reach, and we present and sell art where it makes the most sense in relation to potential buyers. This also means that through the network we offer more than 60 categories of items at our auctions.

Art and credibility are at the heart of everything we do. The work in the auction house places great demands on our knowledge of art and trends on the market. Our specialists are the most experienced and competent in the industry, and in the Bonhams Network we share knowledge and communicate across national borders with a large number of international specialists. This way, we can provide the best valuation and advice that have become our trademark – and thereby offer the best lots from all categories and achieve the highest hammer prices for the benefit of our customers.

Tradition and innovation go hand in hand. At Bruun Rasmussen, we are one of Europe's most modern and digital auction houses, and it is only natural for us to adapt to changes in the market. Innovation is part of our DNA, while we are also deeply rooted in our history. The foundation of the company rests on our two types of auctions – Online Auction and Live Auction. Every week we put more than a thousand lots up for auction at, and several times a year we present exclusive lots live in our saleroom. We are proud to sell art and design in virtually every category and price range to and for people all over the world who are driven by the same passion as we are.

We want to be a living centre of culture, and since the autumn of 2023, we have been located in Lyngby north of Copenhagen in a new, modern domicile. Here you can not only explore among all the art objects on display and bid on the exciting auctions, you can also meet our specialists, get an estimate on your own items, consign them for auction, listen to exciting lectures and participate in cultural events. We also have branches in Aarhus and Glostrup and regularly go on valuation trips around Denmark and abroad. Our goal is to always be available and for everyone to have a good experience in our auction house.

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