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2020/2021

THE FESTIVE EDITION

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FASHION FANTASY

NEWS C A R N I VA L A collab between Reflections Copenhagen and Design by Us

OUR HOOD A TRIBUTE

A guide to the hidden gems of Copenhagen Nordvest

A tribute to our favorite evergreens of all time

HOME TOUR Get a glimpse inside the home of Rasmus Larsson, the founder of Design by Us


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“Love all colours – if you can’t choose, take it all”

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WE LC OM E Everything we do is strange … but this is who we are. I established Design by Us in 1999 as a playground for imaginative and untraditional approaches to how lighting and interior designs should be created. Today, we have our own design vocabulary and our inspiration is derived from fashion and fantasy along with a great dose of humor and curiosity. SO, IF YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – you are probably down with us. We move in the borderland between function and decoration. Too much, some would say, but this is exactly what our mantra is all about. We have created an illusion of exceeding decadence to challenge the intuitive perception of interior design. We are not a “less is more” kinda design studio – we only do “More is More”. We want you to be the rock star you always dreamt about becoming. Even though we are a Danish design studio and it would be a slam dunk to use light and muted colors and shapes – we have gone in the direct opposite direction – that is just what we do. Our source of inspiration is multidimensional and maybe that is why we are not easily defined. We salute the entrepreneurial spirit and the idea of following the desire to create. As an former Foreign Secretary so elegantly put it, once: ‘If you can´t beat them – join them’ I hope you will enjoy our magazine All the best Rasmus Larsson Founder of Design by Us

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FA S H I O N & FA N TA S Y Design by Us is all about Fashion & Fantasy. From the very beginning, our designs have always been inspired by the catwalk. The fashion industry is bold and expressive and this is a great inspiration when developing designs in Design by Us. “The fashion industry has always been two to three years ahead of the furniture industry, so if you can decode the trends there, you’ll be at the forefront. Design by Us is all about challenging your perception of design – turn the obvious upside down and twist it. Like a Rhapsody, we mix interior design with fashion and fantasy. We design, create and customize – We define the universe of design by combining forms, content and colors into the unique expressions of Design by Us. We offer you the freedom to be bold and daring.

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D ESI GN BY US / n ews

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D ESI GN BY US / n ews

A M ATC H M A D E I N H E AV E N - It is what one can call a design collaboration between the crystal experts Reflections Copenhagen and Design by Us, who have many years of experience in decorative lighting. The two design companies have put their creative forces together and created this unique lamp series, CARNIVAL. A festive parade consisting of four handmade crystal suspensions and a decadent table lamp. ”We have played with the thought of a magical collab for long, and now it finally happens. Our design expression is a perfect match”, says Julie Hugau and Andrea Larsson about the collaboration between Reflections Copenhagen and Design by Us. ”The Carnival collection is a collection on the move, an explosion of colors and a tribute to daring! – This is how we are as people and as brands”, adds Rasmus Larsson. In an explosion of color combinations, a bold variation of patterns and sharp cut crystal. The lamp series is struggling between decadence and total theater. A lamp series that pushes the norms and seduces its public with the crystal’s magical reflections.

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CARNIVAL LAMP NO. 02

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D ESI GN BY US / n ews

H A R D TO R E S I S T It has always been hard to resist a great design and that is also the case here. This is why our new table series is named Hard to Resist. The base is made of matte powder coated casted iron and the table top is marble with white notes. The tabletop can be customized and is also available in solid oak or leather covered wood. We offer you 3 combinations. Coffee table: h40 x dia 80, dining table: h74 x dia140/160 cm, dining table extra: h74 x l85 x dia 110 cm.

WA N T E D P E N D A N T We named this lampseries Wanted because it just is. The alluring gold sets the mood of something you just have to have. The light is bended into a warm feeling due to the round shape of the lamp shade. Wanted is available in a wall or ceiling mounted lamp and two sizes of pendants.

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D ESI GN BY US / n ews

MARBLE ART The marble art lamp is an elegant lamp providing a direct down light. The body is a smooth polished marble cylinder with gold suspension. Each lamp has a unique pattern due to the nature of the marble stone thus the name; Marble Art. This is not just an ordinary downlight. The width of the light-cone can be adjusted from narrow to wide. Body in marble and structure in plated iron.Marble Art is available in 4 colors: Charcoal, Brown, Golden and Sand. Marble Art, h30 x dia5 cm.

SHAHIN The Shahin lamp is our take on the clean classic white pendant and table lamp. We have mixed the most popular elements of lighting into one by using glass and polished brass. With a feminine ease the light is floating from the core of the lamp and sheds a soft diffuse light. Body and structure in polished brass. Equipped with white textile covered cord and hidden wire. Shahin, h30 x dia 23 cm.

PA R I S 1920 As you probably have figured out Design by Us has a weakness for playing with the beauty of lighting. This pendant has been on its way for a long time but finally we are able to present it. Paris 1920 is made of opal colored rippled glass with a black base. The form is characteristic and is our take on the classical white glass pendants seen in the Parisian brasseries. Paris 1920 XS, h25 x dia12 cm, Paris 1920 h25 x dia12 cm.

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D E SI G N BY US / empow er you r desk

E M P O W E R YO U R D E S K Empower your desk with this reinvention of the classical desk lamp. If you have not realized it yet – this is the lamp that will transform any dull desk into a personalized workspace. The essence of Ball on Top is the surprise that awaits you when you turn on the lamp… the green glass ball on top will light up to. A super cool effect that reminds you of the power of a great design. Ball on Top is made in brass and glass – a beautiful combination of genuine materials. Design by Us is all about challenging your perception of design – turn the obvious upside down and twist it. That is what we do – and we are good at it!

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D E SI GN BY US / empow er you r desk

“Design by Us is all about challenging your

perception of design – turn the obvious upside down and twist it“

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D E SI G N BY US / rasmu s’ residen c e

A N Y T H I N G B U T LO W K E Y Rasmus Larsson, designer and creator of Design by Us, lives in a small town close to the sea north of Copenhagen together with his wife, who is also a renowned designer and their 3 children.

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he house is a classical Scandinavian 50’ villa, which has been remodelled to fit a modern family of 5. The family has furnished the house with their own designs combined with art and other treasures which make their home very personal. “My house is filled with things that have a history of some sort. I love colors and also quirky things – I am definitely not into

mainstream and beige colors. My favorite room in the house is the kitchen and living room area – this is the heart of the house where everything happens; you can cook and take a nap on the couch at the same time – it is brilliant” I am not tip toeing through life and my home reflects that. I am into designs and items that have a story to tell. That is one of my mantras.

“My favorite room in the house is the kitchen and living room area – this is the the heart of the house where everything happens; when others cook I take a nap on the couch – it is brilliant ”

Wanted XS is creating a cozy warm light over the kitchen counter.

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D E SI GN BY US / rasmus’ residen c e 

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D E SI G N BY US / rasmu s’ residen c e

“I am not tip toeing through life and my home reflects that ”

Harakiri chandelier over the dining table, here unbrushed brass with smoked glass.

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D E SI GN BY US / rasmus’ residen c e

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fter having graduated from the Design School, Rasmus found an old run-down machine shop in Copenhagen Nordvest, he sprayed everything white inside and named his newly started design company: Design by Us. “I have always been very busy creating something,” Rasmus Larsson says. Rasmus spent a lot of his time in his father’s workshop, and already from a young age Rasmus Larsson began experimenting with painting and welding. “I made all sorts of iron furniture, iron lamps, wooden dressers, you name it” he says.

“It’s just more exciting if things have an edge instead of being standardized. Not a single one of our designs has been created by saying: ‘What is the market in demand for?’ I clearly believe our secret is our changeability and interest in working with new materials and new forms in an unpretentious way.” We have created an illusion of exceeding decadence to challenge the intuitive perception of interior design. We want our designs to be recognizable anywhere you see it. That is what we do – and we are good at it!

The dining table is decorated with the small Sons of Marble hurricanes for T-lights

The feminine Shahin table lamp is placed on a black marble plate. The feminine and masculine is complementing each other. The Crazy Flamingo lamp is placed behind the colorful crystal table which is designed by Rasmus’s wife Andrea.

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D E SI G N BY US / rasmu s’ residen c e

The beedroom is no exception - the colors are is also dominant here. The headboard is made in dark blue leather - a customized item from Design by Us.

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D ESI GN BY US / get the style

GET THE ST YLE

BOWL JOB in concrete and brass, h15 x dia30 cm · WANTED XSMALL in brass, h13 x dia15 cm · VELVET PILLOW, l45 x w45 x h20 cm · CRYSTAL TRAY & TEALIGHTS from Reflections Copenhagen · FESTIVAL RUG, l115 x w25 x h25 cm · BALLROOM, h37 x w15 x d25 cm · BALLROOM THE WALL, d25 x h37 x ø20 cm · TABLE PORN BOWL, dia17 x 8 cm · HARD TO RESIST, dining table · FAT BITCH, sofa, w115 x h76 x d72 cm.

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D ESI GN BY US / our hood

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N O R DV E ST Welcome to our hood

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D ESI GN BY US / ou r hood

ABOUT NORDVEST by Rikke Schradieck

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his is our part of town and we are proud of it. North west. This is the name of a Copenhagen district that has had a very changeable life over the years. Once it was the home of factories, auto services and other workshops, but when larger scale factories took over, this area was associated with a social downturn where the streets were dilapidated with ghostly old factories, small houses and worn out residential buildings in one strange confusion. In just 15 years this hood has experienced a great turn around. This unique neighborhood is now in high demand. The streets that once were the home of the hardworking men and

women, then petty criminals, who found their way to this abandoned neighborhood so close to Copenhagen are now used by all kinds of people – from royalties to rookies and rockstars. Now, the factories are occupied by smart businesses, galleries, designers and cafes. But the history can still be felt and has given both the neighborhood and the architecture a touch of something special. The potency is great. The mix of the old industrial expressions and the potential new architectural gems create a Copenhagen pendulum for districts such as Soho in London and Tribeca in New York. There is no doubt about it, this is “The place to be”- and of course we are.

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D E SI GN BY US / our n eig hbor s

“ We want good coffee to be for everyone, but if you only had really bad coffee your whole life the question is – do you then know good coffee. We are here to educate and enlighten you about coffee. You shall never get used to the bad taste.”

CO F F E E T I P S Always use freshly roasted beans Grind the beans yourself. The water temperature should always be between 88-90c Be aware of a dark roasts – it often covers a bad bean.

K A F F E D E PA R T E M E N T E T T H E P L A C E TO G O F O R G R E AT CO F F E E When coffeemaking becomes a superior craftmanship

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njoy a state-of-the art caffeine fix in this otherwise anonymous industrial building. Inside you find a café and a coffee roastery of the finest quality. The first thing that hits you is the amazing scent of freshly roasted coffee and when you see the large coffee roaster and a desk filled with coffeemaking machines of all sorts, you are not in doubt – this place is serious about their coffeemaking. The owners of the best coffeehouse in North West are the coffee connoisseurs Simon & Said. Their love for and knowledge about coffee is almost infinite. The two friends have each more that 20 years of experience roasting and grinding coffee. As Simon puts it, “It’s okay, you can call me a coffee nerd”.

They have combined their passion with their professional life and the idea to open Kaffedepartementet in 2016 was the sincere feeling of doing something that makes sense to oneself. Their raison de être is to develop the culture around coffee from just being a current commodity to an experience of superior craftmanship. And they have succeeded.

“Coffee, as we know it, has only been cultivated for about 100 years and the potential of the coffee bean has probably not even been revealed yet.” Simon points out.

“We want good coffee to be for everyone, but if you only had really bad coffee your whole life, the question is – do you then know good coffee. We are here to educate and enlighten you about coffee. You shall never get used to the bad taste.”

“We have the will to do better and our goal is to live better, eat better and serving our coffee loving guests the best bean in town”

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D E SI GN BY US / ou r n eig hbor s

T E K N O E AT E R Y A metropol for the food cultures of Nordvest This newly opened eatery is located almost next door to Design By Us. And the two companies are related as Tekno is owned by Rasmus Larssons’ son Sylvester Larsson and brother in law, Frederik Møller.

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hese two enthusiastic guys are living their dream and have opened a restaurant based on three very comprehensible principles: Local is Hero, Independency and Social dining “We want to support our local community – we buy our raw materials from local manufacturers. We do not want to be subject to large commercial companies, our identity is based on our independence and our suppliers are curated by us” Says Sylvester and Frederik continues ”We want to bring people together by challenging the way we use restaurants today.

That is also why we named our place “Eatery”. We want our customers to gather around a meal prepared by our great chefs – it is as simple as that.” We will be serving specialities from our neighborhood. And since Nordvest is also the home of many different nationalities, we experience a great diversity in food and culture. This gives us countless opportunities to surprise and enlighten our guests about all the exciting things that are going on when all sorts of food cultures come together.

O U R T I P S TO EXPERIENCE AU T H E N T I C FOOD & DRINKS IN NORDVEST · Eco wine from Vinbonden – a local guy from North West, who makes his own wine in Bordeaux · Turkish flatbread freshly baked in the near by Bazaar. · Beer from a small gipsy brewery named Flying Couch · Also try a good local shawarma.

3 D AY S O F D E S I G N 2020 Design by Us is located in the unpolished district of Copenhagen, Nordvest. As an entirely new initiative, the district is included in the great Danish design event ‘3daysofdesign’, which exhibits Danish design through a 3 days design celebration in Copenhagen. The new district will go by the name of ‘North West Side Stories’ where Design by Us will attend with a spectacular exhibition. North West Side Stories (NWSS) is a creative and vibrant concept that ties the Nordvest district together with the rest of the design event ‘3daysofdesign’ and creates a unifying concept around the new, upcoming area. NWSS is established in close collaboration with 3daysofdesign. Behind the initiative are Malene Marie Møller and Camilla Høeg, owners of the visual content agency HØEG+MØLLER. With NWSS, Malene and Camilla will create a design event in the Nordvest that will seriously place the area on Copenhagen’s design map, and as a must see when the aesthetic senses

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must be challenged and inspiration must be found. NWSS combines local brands in the Nordvest with curated exhibitions with other design brands and craftsmen from all over Denmark. NWSS will offer beautiful, quirky and innovative exhibitions - small and large. Here, new relationships and possible collaborations will arise as HØEG+MØLLER unites brands across cultures, products and design expressions. 3daysofdesign and NWSS will take place from the 14th -16th of May 2020


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D E SIGN BY US / the vin tage l amp

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he original vintage lamp only contains the finest vintage glasses. We handpick the glass from flea markets and old glass factories across Europe. This lamp actually also adheres to the principle of upcyclability as we transform the vintage glasses into a beautiful lamp that will be enjoyed for many years to come. All handcrafting and assembling are made in Denmark. The shade is also handmade in our Shade Salon. The Vintage Lamp is making a stronger appearance each year and the expression of the lamp never stops surprising you. Not two lamps are made alike which makes it quite unique – it just keeps evolving.

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D E SI GN BY US / the vin tage l amp

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D E SI G N BY US / c asper ’ s residen c e

T H E H O U S E O F M ATC H I N G CO LO R S Casper Bach, sales director in Design by Us, lives close to Copenhagen in a very nice villa from 1924. It has been respectfully renovated and updated in adherence with the contemporary charm of the 20’s.

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t home with Casper, things must be balanced in relation to color and functionality. The interior design is a matter of matching designs that together bring out the best in each other. The first thing you notice in the interior is the rigorous adherence to an interior design concept of “Fifty shades of grey”. This tone in tone décor offers a calm and stress less atmosphere – a space where

you feel relaxed and able to recharge. This means a lot to Casper who often is on the road abroad spreading the message about Design by Us worldwide. “I have surrounded myself with furniture and items that mean something to me and fit into the bigger picture of our interior design. I like to keep things simple – Life is too short not to enjoy – give me a nice chair, my guitar and a packet of cigarillos and I am satisfied.”

“Life is too short not to enjoy – give me a nice chair, my guitar and a packet of cigarillos and I am satisfied.”

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D E SI GN BY US / c asper ’ s residen c e

To match the colors of the kitchen counter Casper has chosen the black and white Harakiri pendants. The Festival vase with gold inside melts nicely into the the expression of matching colors.

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D E SI GN BY US / c asper ’ s residen c e

“ Design by Us will fit in anywhere no matter if

you live like me or with an endless palette of colors “

The graphic lounge chair is setting the scene together with the matching Vintage lamp.

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D E SIGN BY US / c asper ’ s residen c e

The concept of black, gray and white elements prevails in this home where Caper lives with his lovely wife, 3 kids and the black cat named Jack. One may think that the monochrome décor stands in contrast with the colorful universe of Design by Us, but nevertheless Casper has decorated lots of Design by Us items. “Design by Us will fit in anywhere no matter if you live like me or with an endless palette of colors”.

The Punk Deluxe table lamp in black adorns the window beautifully. The lamp shade is custom made with Christian Lacroix fabric

The Sheik Arab black edition is used as a floor lamp in a very dangerous corner.

The bed lamp is the black Bellis wall lamp. It fits the dark colors of the bedroom and creates a balanced atmosphere.

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D E SI GN BY US / get the style

GET THE ST YLE

THE SHEIK ARAB LAMP, h100 x dia40 cm · HARAKIRI MINI CHANDELIER, w75 x h73 cm · HARAKIRI PENDEL, h 32 x dia15 cm · SONS OF MARBLE hurricane, 15 x 9 cm · SONS OF MARBLE SINGLE, large, 12,5 x 6 cm · FLOWER BULLET vase 18 x 20 cm · TINY BITCH, leather, h49 x w100 x d48 cm · EGO MIRROR, l64 X 39 cm · FETISH, table, h42 x 60 cm.

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EVERGREENS Owing to the botanical meaning, the term “evergreen� can refer metaphorically to something that is continuously renewed or is self-renewing. Our unconventional approach is desirable in a time where we appreciate individuality and our designs are continuously renewed in new contexts. This is also the case for our designs. Our products also become classics and have been in our collection for many years.

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D ESI GN BY US / everg reen s

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D ESI GN BY US / everg reen s

CRAZY FLAMINGO

BALLROOM The Ballroom lamp was designed in 2014 and it quickly became one of our most popular designs. This lamp is like a chameleon that fits into all environments and therefore we love it. The shape and the many colors to choose from makes it a favorite everywhere. The Ballroom lamp series has been expanded with a table lamp and a floor lamp. Still with the well-known mouthblown glass dome, in 6 colors, but now with a streamlined foot in gold or black. Ballroom, dia 20 cm.

P U N K D E LU X E Attention comes naturally to a lamp like this. The lamp shade is handmade and the base in glass is mouthblown and painted by hand. Also available in a edgy black edition. Punk de Luxe, h 51 x dia 25 cm.

This lamp is our dearest bird. Crazy Flamingo speaks for itself and steals the picture day and night. Handmade fabric shade. Made in gold coated iron on a black marble base. Crazy Flamingo, h100 x dia 40 cm.

B L I N D S P OT With its simple elegance Blind-spot suits any place which needs a final touch. The polished brass plate is creating an eclipse of light, direct or discrete – you decide. Available in black or brown marble. Blindspot, h50 x dia 10 cm.

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BELLIS The initial idea to the Bellis lamp series comes from a dream of an entire series of lamps with a raw, yet elegant and simple expression. The shape of the lamp is inspired by an old fashioned bell - hence the name Bellis. Bellis, h31x w16 x d30 cm.


D ESI GN BY US / everg reen s

HARAKIRI Harakiri is an aesthetic series of lamps inspired by the Japanese samurai swords. The shape of the lamp reminds of a sword handle, thus the name. The beautifully rippled glass and simple top with a brushed matte finish creates a clam lighting experience with a sharp expression. The chandelier is the essence of extravagance and without a doubt the jewel of the harakiri series. Harakiri, h73 x w75 cm.

POLLISH Pollish is the essence of an evergreen lamp. It is one of the first pendants in our collection and it is still going strong. We are still as fascinated by the lamp as we were when it was designed in 2008. Glass combined with lighting just never goes out of style. Available in 3 sizes. Pollish XS, h19 x dia 11 cm, Pollish, h25 x dia20 cm, Pollish XL, h39 x dia 32 cm.

SHEIK ARAB Sheik Arab is inspired by the mystic of the east, and despite the almost royal expression of the lamp it is actually made from reproduced ornament parts from old Arabic oil lamps. Sheik Arab, h100 x dia 40 cm.

NIGHT RIDER Ride all night long! This bold and beautiful lamp adds character to any wall outside – or inside. The rough look made in a classic material – the perfect combination. The design will add a powerful light experience too the surroundings – you will not be dissapointed. The Night Rider is designed by our young talented designer Simon Larsen. It is available in polished brass, raw brass and in black. Night Rider, h28 x w19 x d10 cm.

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D ESI GN BY US / n ew w ave

N E W WAV E O P T I C WA L L The New Wave Optic Wall lamp is a bright example of how our design can create a room by itself. New Wave Optic Wall recognizes the Scandinavian style in its pure simplicity, but when the light is on, it’s all but simple. The surprising effect of the light, when discovering the lamp’s pattern of light on the wall is a new experience in itself. If you want to intensify the pattern on the wall, we have designed Eye Ball - an eye you apply to the lamp for an even more spectacular pattern. This is the wall lamp that can literally make any space seem interesting. The wavy glass has an amazing effect on the light which has a beaming effect on the wall. It is truly an illumination experience and work wonders on any surface.

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D E SI G N BY US / pretty n e at se atin g

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D E SI GN BY US / pretty n e at se atin g

FAT B I TC H

C LO W N A N D L A Z Y B I TC H

This small sofa is an excellent example of how Design by Us has added personality to something very classical. Originally it comes with black leather and stained oak legs, but in this case it is upholstered with seagreen velvet.

The Clown stool is inspired by the elevated ring of a circus arena. The functionality of the chair is based on the idea that both your tall and short friends can rest their feet on the ring. Available in 3 sizes; Dining, Kitchen and Barstool. The Lazy bitch is just a great daybed. The design is classic but the carved dark stained oak legs add personality to this one. Originally, it comes with black leather upholestry, but this can easily be customized.

SVETLANA Svetlana is inspired by the old Art Deco velvet chairs. We have given this glamorous chair a graphic expression to simplify it, but with clear notes from the twenties when the voluminous lifestyle flourished freely with sophisticated drinks and tones of jazz.

S K I N N Y B I TC H The Skinny Bitch lounge chair is the perfect mix of femininity and masculinity. The chair gives personality to every interior design. Originally it comes with black leather, but here it is made with burguny colored velvet.

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D ESI GN BY US / proj ec t s

OUR PROJECTS We are a multidisciplinary design studio and we are also specialized in total design solutions and offer complete interior projects for both the residential and the commercial market. We offer guidance within interior and design to create meaning and functional interior. We can customize furniture and lighting concepts to adhere to any concept of hotels, restaurants, offices or housing. Our untraditional and imaginative approach to interior concepts, furniture and lighting create its own design vocabulary, which has become the trademark for our designs.

BINGS Office hotel, Copenhagen The challenge was to design a large office hotel for multiple businesses. There was a desire to establish common areas for the people and companies to meet for networking and to create a synergy among the companies. In this way one would get more out of Bings than just renting an office space. We created meeting environments and made it intimate with glass walls, curtains and plants and named these areas greenhouses. It is an interesting building to visit and we are proud to be the ones who created it. ¡ Bings, Vesterbrogade 149, 1620 Copenhagen ¡

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D ESI GN BY US / proj ec t s

R E S TAU R A N T S M Ö R Copenhagen The frame is a classic Danish inn in an elegant and familiar version. The restaurant should be welcoming visitors from near and far. The culinary universe revolves around solid craftsmanship, sustainability and local produce in season and often organic. The interior of Smör must thus reflect the vision of the restaurant and Design by Us is proud to be a part of the interior design here. · Restaurant Smör, Naitonal Museum of

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D ESI GN BY US / proj ec t s

H OT E L F LO R A Gothenburg It started with a daybed and suddenly this hotel turned into a colorful playground for the boutique hotel owners and Design by Us completely in line with the hotel’s ambition of being a vibrant and soothing place at the same time. All the rooms are designed with their own theme of color and style. · Hotel Flora, Grönsakstorget, Gothenburg, Sweden ·

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DESI GN BY US / puss puss

P U S S P U S S CO C K TA I L B A R

Bartending co-owner, Ted Dako, has won the Danish Championships of cocktails two years in a row, and he will make sure that you have a good time and some tasty cocktails in Puss Puss. All cocktails are made with crystal clear ice, fresh ingredients and high quality spirits. Puss Puss means “kiss kiss” in Swedish and is a phrase used when saying good bye to someone you love. The bar was named that because Frankie (co-owner) made fun of Ted (co-owner) when he said it to his family members. Who is Ted? Ted Dako is the Head bartender at Puss Puss. He has a huge passion for the combination of

flavors, aromas, ingredients and spirits. Ted is originally from Sweden, but his great passion made him move to one of the world’s most influential cocktail cities: Copenhagen, where he has worked as a bartender at several of the city’s most popular cocktail bars. In 2015 he won the world’s largest and most prestigious cocktail competition, Diageo World Class, and in 2016 he won the official Danish Championship in Classic Cocktail, where he competed against 56 of Denmark’s most skilled bartenders. Today he is the proud owner of the quality conscious, experimental and cozy cocktail bar PUSS PUSS together with his business partner Frankie de Franca.

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Photo credits: Inhouse studio: Søren Staun & Daniel Rasmussen

Puss Puss is a high quality cocktail bar in the heart of Copenhagen where focus is on creating a friendly and fun atmosphere with tasty drinks.

New Wave designed by Design by Us, is hanging in the Cocktail lounge area at Puss Puss


D ESI GN BY US / puss puss

NIGTH RIDER

N E W WAV E

‘Rosy Cheeks’ Italicus Rinomato bianco Coffee vermouth Pink grapefruit soda

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D E SI G N BY US / shade & u phol ster y s alon

S H A D E & U P H O L S T E R Y S A LO N

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ver felt like designing your own lampshade or furniture? Sometimes you just want what you can’t have. Design by Us also customizes furniture and lampshades to your needs and satisfaction. You love the chair, but not the fabric and color or you need a lampshade to go with the color of your favorite sofa. Design by us is giving you the opportunity to design your own lampshade or customize your furniture. We are the most magical lampshade makers ever. We turn any fabric into the most magnificent shade you have ever imagined. Size and shape is not a matter. Silk, velvet, leather, patterned fabrics – we work wonders.

Gaby makes all our lampshades by hand

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D E SI G N BY US / shade & uphol ster y s alon

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M A K E I T YO U R O W N !

ll lampshades and special upholstery are handmade and produced in our beloved Salon in Copenhagen NV. We work with renowned fabric designers like Mulberry, Christian Lacroix, Designers Guild and Manuel Canovas – just to name a few. Turn the obvious upside down and twist it. That is what we do – and we are good at it!

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D E SI G N BY US / shade & uphol ster y s alon

OH DEER ... “It is the small details that make the big difference between being ordinary or non-ordinary.” This chair emphasizes how we customize our furniture and play with words at the same time. The name: ‘Oh Deer’ came about because the theme of the fabric is a forest. Our upholstery salon is our playground and here we experiment with fabrics and designs.

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D ESI GN BY US / su stain abl ity

S U S TA I N A B L E B I TC H We are aware of the climate crisis and strive to act with responsibility. That is also why we have upholstered our all-time favorite dining chair with recycled wool. All our furniture can be upholstered with recycled fabrics. The only limit is your imagination. We see our designs as long-lasting items in the sense that we make high-end designs and do not support the so-called “use and throw away� culture. We expect that our designs last for a long time. We have made a large collection of LED lightbulbs to save the electricity and are aware of the fact that also small actions also make a difference in the long run. When it comes to the everyday life in Design by Us we are using recyclable materials whenever we can and it makes sense, we reuse our packing materials and we sort our waste.

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D E SI GN BY US / our prod uc t s

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OUR PRODUCTS

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D ESI GN BY US / l ig htin g

CARNIVAL NO. 1

CARNIVAL NO. 2

CARNIVAL NO. 3

CRYSTAL AND GOLD

CRYSTAL AND GOLD

CRYSTAL AND GOLD

H35 X DIA6 CM

H35 X DIA6 CM

H35 X DIA6 CM

CARNIVAL NO. 4

CARNIVAL TABLE LAMP

MARBLE ART

CRYSTAL AND GOLD

CRYSTAL AND COATED IRON

MABLE AND GOLD

H35 X DIA6 CM

HANDMADE LAMP SHADE

GOLDEN

H72 X DIA30 CM

H30 X DIA5 CM

MARBLE ART

MARBLE ART

MARBLE ART

MABLE AND GOLD

MABLE AND GOLD

MABLE AND GOLD

B ROWN

SAND

CHARCOAL

H30 X DIA5 CM

H30 X DIA5 CM

H30 X DIA5 CM

MOST WANTED WALL

SHAHIN

SHAHIN TABLE LAMP

BRASS AND GLASS

BRASS AND GLASS

GOLD

H30 X DIA23 CM

H43 X DIA23 CM

D14 X DIA50 CM

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WANTED

WANTED XS

PARIS 1920

GOLD

GOLD

OPAL GLASS AND BLACK BASE

H19 DIA32 CM

H13 X DIA15 CM

H42 X 20 CM

PARIS 1920 XS

BALLROOM

BALLROOM XL

OPAL GLASS AND BLACK BASE

GLASS. GOLD OR BLACK BASE

GLASS. GOLD OR BLACK BASE

H25 X 12 CM

ROSE, ARMY, SMOKE, AMBER,

ROSE, ARMY, SMOKE, AMBER,

PURPLE OR BLUE SKY

PURPLE OR BLUE SKY

DIA20 CM

DIA32 CM

BALLROOM DIAMOND CUT

BALLROOM THE WALL 37 CM

BALLROOM THE WALL 57 CM

GLASS. GOLD BASE

GLASS. GOLD, BLACK OR BASE

GLASS. GOLD, BLACK BASE

CLEAR

ROSE, ARMY, SMOKE, AMBER,

ROSE, ARMY, SMOKE, AMBER,

DIA20 CM

PURPLE OR BLUE SKY

PURPLE OR BLUE SKY

H37 X D25 X W20 CM

H57 X D25 X W20 CM

BALLROOM MOLECULE

BALLROOM TABLE LAMP

BALLROOM FLOOR LAMP

GLASS. GOLD, BLACK BASE

GLASS. GOLD OR BLACK BASE

GLASS. GOLD OR BLACK BASE

ROSE, ARMY, SMOKE, AMBER,

ROSE, ARMY, SMOKE, AMBER,

ROSE, ARMY, SMOKE, AMBER,

PURPLE OR BLUE SKY

PURPLE OR BLUE SKY

PURPLE OR BLUE SKY

H66 X W68 CM

H58 X DIA20 CM

H155 X DIA32 CM

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NEW WAVE OPTIC

NEW WAVE OPTIC WALL

NEW WAVE OPTIC WALL XL

GLASS. BLACK OR GOLD BASE

GLASS. GOLD OR BLACK BASE

GLASS. GOLD ORBLACK BASE

SMOKE, CLEAR OR ROSE

SMOKE, CLEAR OR ROSE

SMOKE, CLEAR OR ROSE

H21 X DIA26 CM

D 15 X DIA26 CM

D18 X DIA38 CM

NEW WAVE OPTIC WALL OPAL

HARAKIRI CHANDELIER

HARAKIRI MINI CHANDELIER

GLASS. WHITE BASE

GLASS. GOLD OR BLACK BASE

GLASS. GOLD OR BLACK BASE

OPAL

SMOKE OR OPAL

SMOKE OR OPAL

D17 X DIA26 CM

H107 X W95 CM

H73 X W75 CM

HARAKIRI

POLLISH XL

POLLISH

GLASS. GOLD, BLACK OR BROWN BASE

GLASS. SILVER TOP

GLASS. SILVER TOP

SMOKE OR OPAL

CLEAR OR SMOKE

CLEAR OR SMOKE

H32 X DIA15 CM

H39 X DIA32 CM

H25 X DIA20 CM

POLLISH XS

BELLIS 160

BELLIS 320

GLASS. SILVER TOP

PAINTED ALUMINIUM

PAINTED ALUMINIUM

CLEAR ORSMOKE

BLACK OR WHITE

BLACK, WHITE ORRAW

H19 X DIA11 CM

H16 X DIA16 CM

H32 X DIA32 CM

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BELLIS TABLE

BELLIS WALL

NIGHT RIDER

PAINTED ALUMINIUM

PAINTED ALUMINIUM

OUTDOOR, INDOOR

BLACK OR WHITE

BLACK OR WHITE

BLACK, LACQUERED BRASS OR RAW BRASS

H50 X D25 CM

H31 X W16 X D30 CM

H28 X B19 X D10 CM

BALL ON TOP

ADDICTED TO US

BLINDSPOT

GOLD

GOLD OR BLACK

BRASS

GLASS, GREEN

SMOKE

BLACK OR BROWN MARBLE BASE

H48 X DIA40 CM

H27 X DIA32 CM

H30 X W10 CM

PUNK DELUXE

PUNK DELUXE BLACK EDITION

MINI VINTAGE

GOLD

BLACK

VINTAGE GLASS

CHINTZ, VELVET OR CUSTOMIZED

CHINTZ, VELVET OR CUSTOMIZED

CHINTZ, VELVET OR CUSTOMIZED

H51 X DIA25 CM

H51 X DIA25 CM

H70 X DIA30 CM - APPROX

VINTAGE

SHEIK ARAB

BLACK SHEIK

VINTAGE GLASS

BRASS

BLACK

CHINTZ, VELVET OR CUSTOMIZED

CHINTZ, VELVET OR CUSTOMIZED

CHINTZ, VELVET OR CUSTOMIZED

H100 X DIA40 CM - APPROX

H100 X DIA40 CM

H100 X DIA40 CM

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CRAZY FLAMINGO

ALEXIS

DECADENCE

GOLD, MARBLE BASE

CHINTZ, VELVET OR CUSTOMIZED

BLACK OR GOLD

CHINTZ, VELVET OR CUSTOMIZED

H30 X DIA60 CM

BLACK OR ORANGE CORD

H100 X DIA40 CM

H30 X DIA12 CM

FLASH YOUR LAMPS DELUXE

FLASH YOUR LAMPS

EYEBALL FOR NEW WAVE OPTIC WALL

UP TO NINE LAMPS

UP TO NINE LAMPS

GOLD OR BLACK BASE

GOLD OR BLACK

GOLD OR BLACK

CLEA

H35 X W45-75 CM

H7 X W45-75 CM

D11 X DIA12 CM

EYEBALL FOR NEW WAVE OPTIC WALL XL GOLD OR BLACK BASE CLEA D15 X DIA16 CM

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D ESI GN BY US / se atin g

SKINNY B****

SKINNY ZERO B****

FAT B****

STAINED OAK

STAINED OAK

STAINED OAK

LEATHER, WOOL, VELVET OR CUSTOMIZE

LEATHER, WOOL, VELVET OR CUSTOMIZE

LEATHER, WOOL, VELVET OR CUSTOMIZE

H68 X W67 X D72 CM

H76 X W60 X D55 CM

H76 X L115 X D72 CM

VERY FAT B****

LAZY B****

TINY B****

STAINED OAK

STAINED OAK

STAINED OAK

LEATHER, WOOL, VELVET, CUSTOMIZED

LEATHER, WOOL, VELVET, CUSTOMIZED

LEATHER, WOOL, VELVET, CUSTOMIZED

H49 X L170 X D60 CM

H49 X L100 X D48 CM

H78 X L210 X D112 CM

CLOWN DINING

CLOWN KITCHEN

CLOWN BARSTOOL

VELVET, LEATHER OR CUSTOMIZED

VELVET, LEATHER OR CUSTOMIZED

VELVET, LEATHER OR CUSTOMIZED

BLACK OR CROME

BLACK OR CROME

H63 X D41 X W42 CM

H77 X D49 X W49 CM

1000

750

2400

750

750

950

950

BLACK OR CROME H51 X D35 X W36 CM

468

2400

DMITRY SOFA

VLADIMIR CHAIR

CUSTOMIZED UPHOLSTERY

CUSTOMIZED UPHOLSTERY

H95 X W47 X DIA50 CM

H75 X L240 X D100 CM

H75 X L100 X D97 CM 190

250

SVETLANA STOL 468 CUSTOMIZED UPHOLSTERY

200

320

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D ESI GN BY US / tables

FETISH Ø40 BLACK BASE

FETISH Ø40 GOLD BASE

COATED IRON

COATED IRON

FETISH Ø60 BLACK BASE COATED IRON

BLACK OR WARM GREY LEATHER

BLACK OR WARM GREY LEATHER

BLACK OR WARM GREY LEATHER

H32 X DIA40 CM

H32 X DIA40 CM

H42 X DIA60 CM

FETISH Ø60 GOLD BASE

FETISH LONG SMALL

FETISH LONG LARGE

COATED IRON

COATED IRON

COATED IRON

BLACK OR WARM GREY LEATHER

BLACK OR WARM GREY LEATHER

BLACK OR WARM GREY LEATHER

H42 X DIA60 CM

H35 X L105 X D38 CM

H45 X L122 X D48 CM

TURKISH DELIGHT

THIS IS ART GOLD

THIS IS ART CHROME

MARBLE OR COMPOSITE

MARBLE OR COMPOSITE

BLACK

COATED STAINLESS STEEL, GOLD

COATED STAINLESS STEEL, CHROME

ANODIZED ALUMINIUM

H35 X DIA58 CM

H35 X DIA58 CM

H35 X W96 CM

OAKLYWOOD Ø60

OAKLYWOOD Ø80

STILL STANDING

OAK

OAK

COATED IRON

BLACK

BLACK

BLACK OAK, BLACK LEATHER OR MARBLE

H38 X DIA60 CM

H42 X DIA80 CM

H72 X DIA140/160 CM

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HARD TO RESIST

HARD TO RESIST COFFFEE

HARD TO RESIST EXTRA

GOLD OR BLACK BASE

GOLD OR BLACK BASE

BLACK BASE

BLACK, WHITE OR GREY MARBLE

BLACK, WHITE OR GREY MARBLE

LEATHER

H74 X DIA140/160 CM

H40 X DIA80 CM

H74 X L 85 X D110 CM

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D ESI GN BY US / var ious

FESTIVAL OF COLORS SMALL

FESTIVAL OF COLORS MEDIUM

LINEN

LINEN

FESTIVAL OF COLORS LARGE LINEN

MULTI COLORS

MULTI COLORS

MULTI COLORS

L235 X W105 CM

L195 X W195 CM

L175 X W245 CM

VELVET CUSHION

EGO

EGO XL

PLUM, ROSE, DARK GREY OR SEA GREEN

NATURAL OAK, CLEAR MIRROR

NATURAL OAK, CLEAR MIRROR

CUSTOMIZED

BLACKSTAINED, BRONZE MIRROR

BLACKSTAINED, BRONZE MIRROR

H46 X W46 CM

H39 X W64 CM

H170 X W60 CM

SONS OF MARBLE HURRICANE

SONS OF BRASS HURRICANE

SONS OF MARBLE SINGLE SMALL

GLASS AND MARBLE

BRASS AND GLASS

MARBLE AND BRASS

CLEAR OR SMOKE

OPAL, ARMY OR SMOKE

BLACK

H15 X DIA9 CM

H14 X DIA9 CM

H6,5 X DIA6 CM

SONS OF MARBLE SINGLE LARGE

SONS OF MARBLE DOUBLE

MARBLE AND BRASS

MARBLE AND BRASS

BLACK

BLACK

H12,5 X DIA6 CM

H 6,5 X L14 X D6 CM

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BOWL-JOB BRASS CONCRETE H15 X DIA30 CM


D ESI GN BY US / var iou s

FESTIVAL VASE

FLOWER BULLET

GLASS

GLASS

MARBLE

BLACK, WHITE OR FROSTED

CLEAR OR SMOKE

GREEN, WHITE OR BLACK

H25 X DIA20 CM

H18 X DIA20 CM

D3 X DIA5,5 CM

GET A GRIP #2

GET A GRIP #2

BRASS

ALUMINIUM

BRUSHED OR POLISHED

BLACK OR WHITE

L17,8 X D1,8 CM

L17,8 X D1,8 CM

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GET A GRIP #1


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D ESI GN BY US / than k you

DESIGN BY US Magazine 2020/2021 EDITOR Rikke Schradieck ART DIRECTOR HØEG+MØLLER PUBLISHER HØEG+MØLLER STYLISTS HØEG+MØLLER PHOTO Inhouse Studio / Søren Staun David Rasmussen Benjamin Nielsen A SPECIAL THANKS TO Sklo By Cerise Puss Puss Moment Cph Fabula Living Tekno Eatery Kaffedepartementet

Design by Us Rentemester vej 43 2400 Copenhagen NV Ph: +45 38 11 80 86 mail@design-by-us.com design-by-us.com

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DESIGN BY US OFFICE – SHOWROOM – SHOP Rentemester vej 43 2400 Copenhagen NV +45 3811 8086 mail@design-by-us.com design-by-us.com

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