In 1985 Ole Paustian invited the world famous architect Jørn Utzon to design a showroom building on the Copenhagen waterfront as an extension to one of his warehouses. Jørn Utzon sent design sketches to his sons Jan and Kim who produced final drawings and construction plans. The building was completed in 1987.

Inspiration for the design came to Utzon while he was walking through a forest of beech trees. In his own words: “Walking in a Danish beech forest is like going through a hall of pillars. This hall of pillars dissolves into branches and into a leafy crown represented by the roof. The airy, three-storey building with extensive exhibition space is indeed reminiscent of a forest. Standing on the edge of the harbour, its external pillars give it a temple-like appearance. Inside, tall white fan-topped columns stretch up to the ceiling where they are connected by geometrical archways. Jørn Utzon’s daughter Lin contributed to the interior decoration including the blue tiling along the wooden staircases.

Jørn Utzon’s son Kim, who helped with the original plans, went on to expand the complex in 2010 with two new buildings housing a restaurant as well as extensions to the showrooms.

The building houses a wide range of high-end Danish and International furniture, lighting and accessory design, amongst others from the following brands:

Artek, Artemide, Astep, Carl Hansen, Cassina, Cappellini, Catellani & Smith, Classicon, Depadova, Dux , Eilersen, Erik Jørgensen, Flos, Frama, Fritz Hansen, Giopati & Coombes, Gubi, Hay , Ingo Mauer, Karakter, Knoll, Louis Poulsen, Luceplan, Lumio, Montana, Moooi, Muuto, Nuura, Paustian Furniture Collection, Thonet, Verpan, Warm Nordic, Viccarbe, Vitra, Wolfard, Wästberg og Zanotta.

The Utzon building houses a wide range of International and Danish designer furniture and accessories as well as lighting and rug departments. Our Business department and design studio are also located here.