Danish furniture company Eilersen has opened the doors to its Copenhagen showroom, in the heart of the city. This is the first location in the Danish capital for the furniture company – based in Skamby, near Odense – whose story began in 1895, when it was a steam-bent wood workshop, and has seen it develop into a specialist in upholstered furniture.

Furniture showroom interior
‘Baseline’ sofa and ‘Wheel’ footstool

‘With the opening of the Copenhagen showroom, our focus is especially on the private home,’ says Nils Juul Eilersen, from the founding family’s fourth generation. The Copenhagen location will be strategic to cater to the city’s interior architects and their clients, also offering bespoke options with the company’s ‘My Eilersen’ service.

The showroom is located in an early 20th-century building, previously home to a bank, restored to become a functional retail space while maintaining some distinctive original features – including glass mosaic windows by Danish artist and painter Preben Hornung. Stylist Pernille Vest, a long-term collaborator of the brand, will be in charge of the space’s aesthetic, combining the company’s furniture designs with works by emerging artists and craftspeople, including ceramic artist Thora Finnsdottir, painter Stine Regild, sculptor Chandler McLellan and more. A serene white space, the showroom forms the perfect backdrop for Eilersen’s considerate, well-crafted furniture designs. 

Table and chairs in furniture showroom
A private seating area in the showroom

The showroom opening also marks the launch of the new ‘Havana’ chair, created by Danish design duo Lab 15 and merging Danish design codes with Cuban influences from the art deco period of the 1930s and 1940s. ‘Our starting point was to create a lounge chair with a greater sense of ease and smaller volume density, which makes it much more relevant in contemporary décor,’ says Lab 15 co-founder Kristian Sofus Hansen. The lounge chair looks elegant and effortless, and is available with or without armrests, and as a pouf. §

colourful ‘Havana’ lounge chairs in showroom
‘Havana’ chairs