“If only you could design just one good chair in your life,” famed Danish designer Hans Wegner was quoted as saying in 1952. “But you simply cannot.” He was not joking. Wegner, one of Denmark’s most prolific and iconic designers, ended up creating over 500 chairs and 1,000 other pieces of furniture in his lifetime, working with … Continue reading Hans Wegner Chair Memory Game
Creaking, squeaking, crackling giant icecubes, strewn across the mainsquare was the scene Copenhageners woke up to the other day. This was no freak weather phenomenen, but rather an artistic reminder to everyone attending the United Nations Climate Panel, currently being held here in Scandinavia. World reknowned artist Olafur Eliasson and equally reknowned scientist Minik Rosing … Continue reading Climate Art
Today is Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday. A lot of people fondly remember the images we created in our mind when we read his stories about The Little Mermaid or The Emperor’s New Clothes, but many also remember the illustrations that came with the stories. One of the most famous illustrators of Andersen’s stories was the … Continue reading Illustrating Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale universe
With CULTURENORDIC’s focus on quality and all-things-Nordic, my role is to find those unique gifts which reside in that very special space between Scandinavian cultural icons and aesthetic design – Ida Sophie Fabricius
Unique, stylish and simply great gifts from across the Nordics.
CultureNordic is a one-stop on-line gifts shop, featuring the very best of innovative and unusual gifts from Scandinavia’s leading cultural institutions, designers and artists
In the far north of Europe live the Scandinavians. They inhabit a world of extremes. From the silent Icebergs and Glaciers in the arctic, where life alternates between the perpetual Sunlight and a permanent night, illuminated only by the Northern Lights. Majestic fjords and never-ending reaches of pine forest. Rolling fields and the sunlit shallows of the Baltics. In this relative isolation, the Scandinavians grew as a race and developed their own distinct culture. A culture that has reached an expression in so many different ways.
The Nordics has always been a wellspring of creativity and aesthetics, which we here at CultureNordic are committed to finding and presenting to you, our customers. Wherever you are in the world, you are now just a few clicks, from the very best of Nordic gifts from leading museums, artisans and artists.
Whether it be from the Design Museum of Denmark, the Karen Blixen Museum, or our very own National Museum – you can always be sure, that we will provide an exciting and surprising customer experience, thanks to the collective creative force of our cultural partners. By buying great gifts on CultureNordic, you not only get an authentic Nordic gift, you also provide valuable financial support to our cultural institutions.
On a weekly basis, we present new and exciting gifts, which reflect the Nordic seasons and the world-class events our partners continually present to the world.