Additional reporting by Kissa Castañeda
With its perfectly preserved heritage buildings interspersed with trendy boutiques and cosy cafes, Østerbro is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of Copenhagen. The main street of this district is Østerbrogade, which overlooks Lake Sortedam, and it is located a stone’s throw away from Fælledparken, the city’s largest municipal park with playgrounds and sports fields.
It is in this charming, verdant area that Poul Madsen, CEO and co-founder of Normann Copenhagen, decided to put down roots. At the helm of one of the world’s top Scandinavian design brands—Normann Copenhagen has won multiple awards and is available in over 80 countries—Madsen knows how to wield the power of design.
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For him, to live in this part of Copenhagen and in a building dating back to 1893 was extremely appealing. With a typical brick façade, ornate details, and a spectacular tower that stands on the highest point of the roof, the building is an elegant find and a fine place to call home.
“I have always loved the architectural style of these buildings. Also, the area has a peaceful mood suitable for families and has nature everywhere—all of this just a few minutes from the centre of Copenhagen,” says Madsen.