Classic Architecture and Contemporary Corporate Environment

Dehn’s Mansion is a classical Copenhagen building that is worthy of preservation. It resides as the neighbor to the Marble Church and Amalienborg. Today, the building houses a philanthropic foundation and has been carefully designed to balance the richness of detail and historical architecture with the needs of modern business life.

Open Plans and Exclusive Furniture

The interior is made up of open office plans, lounges, reception areas, quiet zones, private offices, and special innovation rooms, which can be modified for multiple purposes – such as group work, informal meetings, lectures, or events for business partners.

The interior design of Dehn’s Mansion is characterized by dark and powerful colors that underline the architecture of each room, such as woodwork and tall panels.

The entire interior shares a common use of materials. Natural materials such as browned copper, natural stone, wood, wool, and aniline leather are present in every room. A common trait for these materials is that they all patinate beautifully. Furthermore, curtains, rugs, and upholstered furniture are incorporated to increase the acoustic quality and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

To complement the beautiful rooms of the classical property, a selection of furniture from House of Finn Juhl & OneCollection has been used to furnish many of the rooms of the mansion. For example, Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard’s modern classic Council Chair has been used to furnish the large meeting room. Additionally, selected Finn Juhl pieces adorn the interior.

“To Finn Juhl, it was crucial to make all elements of an interior interact and complement each other, thus creating a uniform expression. Finn Juhl’s objective always was to create the so-called ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ [defined by the Germans as works of art in which several art forms are united]. His furniture suits modern and classical architecture alike because they are organic and natural. The same applies to Salto & Sigsgaard’s Council Chair, which was designed for the Finn Juhl Chamber in the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York. In Dehn’s distinguished mansion, Årstiderne Architects have shown a particularly clever understanding of the old building. They have created an unpretentious and functional interior that pleases both the body and the senses at a very high level—just like a true ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ should.” – Hans Henrik Sørensen, founder of House of Finn Juhl – OneCollection

As part of the interior design, modern glass walls have been incorporated in carefully selected spots to define and separate meeting and conversational rooms. The lighting has been designed such that it is adjusted to the specific room and professional purpose thereof. Light and shadow effects have been deliberately exploited to underline various expressions, quirks, and moods.

As seen on the photo above, some glass surfaces, shielding fabrics of a poetic, paper-like, and Japanese expression have been used to complement Finn Juhl’s impeccable designs.