Kopenhagen fur december 2008
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Contents DECember 2008
7 Kopenhagen Fur News
18 5 Editorial
Published by Kopenhagen Fur Editor in Chief Torben Nielsen Editors PERNILLE MUNK CHRISTENSEN AND PATRICIA WILSON/ email@example.com Layout Frances Yuan Jinsong
6 News in brief 7 Las Vegas Party at Kopenhagen Fur 9 Preliminary Sales Programme
Print Datagraf Advertising K athrine Engberg / [+45] 4326 1112
10 Kopenhagen Fur offering
Cover Red-dyed Black Cross mink,
12 Kopenhagen Fur at creative fair
Haining China Leather Market photo sacha maric ISSN 1901-731
16 Facing a new world order: China goes creative 18 Colourful Chinese Fur Fashion in Copenhagen 20 Antifur is not about animal welfare 23 Events in Copenhagen 24 Auction news 25 Copenhagen hotels 26 Contact Kopenhagen Fur
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Editorial Not a word about the crisis
Maybe the world is flagging, and the price
is only one of several cities experiencing
for recent years’ dissipation on loans must
this growth. China is indeed on its way up.
be paid back now.
China. Two years ago, Kopenhagen Studio
The collapse of the American
Kopenhagen Fur is very visible in
financial market has raised an international
opened at Tsinghua University - China’s
tidal wave, which has brought countries
best and most prestigious university. By
and old well-established, international
opening Kopenhagen Studio in China, the
financial companies to their knees.
framework of one of our most important
activities, namely our quality and design
The economic growth is declining
and people are starting wondering if it is
programme, was established.
about a beginning recession in large parts
Kopenhagen Fur’s design and quality
of the world.
programme rests on three foundations,
namely: the certified boutiques, the
Just returned from a business
trip to China - and eleven days without
Purple Club, including the co-operation
talking about economic catastrophes - it is
with the best Chinese fashion brands
amazing to see the incredible development
and Kopenhagen Studio. The purpose of
China has undergone during the last 15 to
the design and the quality programme
is to strengthen the Chinese companies’
designs in order to create both design and
Replaced by cars, bicycles have
almost disappeared from the streets of
quality with an international strength. The
Beijing and the small grey houses do not
Chinese people have a solid tradition of
exist anymore. In return, you can see
skyscrapers all over the city, one more
imaginative than the other. Shopping malls,
to turn their back on their own design
international hotels, the new airports and
tradition in the search of a more western
University and a large number of young
so on prove that China within a very short
lifestyle. Design is often defined as foreign
designers show that there are huge
period of time has risen from being a poor,
countries’ brands like: Italian, French or
amounts of talent in China. During the last
underdeveloped country to being a global
American. Fashion or great designs are
10 to15 years the American and European
often created from various sources of
designers have contributed to the
inspiration. In a global world, the sources
establishment of a strong market for fur in
Because of the growing wealth the
However, the Chinese people seem
language with respect for the traditional and rich Chinese design tradition. The students at the Tsinghua
Chinese people have begun to have a
of inspiration are almost immense. The
China. The talented Chinese designers will
taste for art, gastronomy and fashion. The
whole secret is to be inspired without
ensure that fur is to stay in fashion in China,
great art environment inside and outside
being tempted to copy others designs.
but certainly also on the more traditional
Beijing offers incredibly exciting art, a
The designer is first of all influenced by
large number of new restaurants refine
his cultural background and his definition
the Chinese kitchen into so far unknown
of design, but is also inspired by other
heights, and the first Chinese fashion
things. It is Kopenhagen Fur’s ambition to
brands with an international calibre are
encourage this process and to inspire the
showing themselves off large scale. Beijing
Chinese designers to create a new design
News In Brief
again arranged Sorting and
Next season’s Kopenhagen Fur 2008/2009 calendar is available
Sorting and Auction Procedure
courses. The courses are well-
You are welcome to pick it up
attended and very popular.
from one of Kopenhagen Fur’s
The trainees will gain in-depth
service counters during the
Sorting courses 2009 > Kopenhagen Fur Academy has
knowledge of the principles
December 2008 auction.
of sorting raw mink skins as
You can register to participate
The calendar contains
well as considerable practical
in the courses online on www.
training when choosing the
kopenhagenfur.com on the
Auction site under About
Auction schedule 2008/2009
The sorting course takes place:
12 to 16 January 2009
You are also welcome to contact
The sorting and auction
the Customer Department on
procedure course 2009 takes
+45 4326 1444, fax no.
+45 4326 1449 or mail to
October 2008 to December
20 May to 14 June 2009
Visa applications - Change of rules
Malta, Netherlands, Norway,
Kopenhagen Fur’s reception
customer needs to apply for one
Poland, Portugal, Slovakia,
whether he has plans to visit
visa only for visits to both auction
Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
both auction houses or only
houses, when the visit will take
Every year, Kopenhagen Fur
Czech Republic, Germany,
Kopenhagen Fur’s auction.
place on the same journey.
assists the customers with
Hungary and Austria.
The invitation letter will then
Please contact the reception at
invitation letters concerning
In the future, the customer
be issued in accordance
visas to Kopenhagen Fur
must go to the country’s
with the customer’s travel to
phone +45 43 26 11 26 when
auctions. In a season,
representation abroad, where
both auction houses or only
applying for a visa through
Kopenhagen Fur sends more
the main part of the visit should
Kopenhagen Fur’s auction
than 400 invitation letters to
be paid, if he wants to visit
Applicants from China/
both Finland and Denmark
Kopenhagen Fur will still give the
Hong Kong should contact
Danish Immigration Service
If the stay in the two countries
usual service and send invitations
Kopenhagen Fur Beijing to
has published that the rules
is of equal length, the visa
to the customers who want to
obtain an invitation letter.
for the visas to the Schengen
must be applied for at the
visit Kopenhagen Fur auctions.
Phone +86 10 8447 6804/Fax
countries are changed.
representation of that country
The concerned embassy will also
+86 10 8447 7284.
The Schengen countries are:
in which the stay begins.
Denmark, Estonia, Finland,
When the customer applies
In cooperation with Finnish Fur
France, Greece, Iceland, Italy,
for visa through Kopenhagen
Sales and Danish Immigration
Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Fur he should always tell
Service, we can confirm that the
Kopenhagen Fur quality labels •
Week planner from
Year planner from 2008 to 2010
Yours faithfully Kopenagen Fur
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Las Vegas Party at Kopenhagen Fur By Patricia Wilson
Champagne, gambling and delicious food. This was the scene the day before the September auction, when Kopenhagen Fur on 6 September held a huge Las Vegas party for customers and employees in Glostrup.
The party was held in a big
marquee, where more than 400 guests and employees dined, gambled and partied all night long with the Danish singers Zindy and Monique. Besides gambling at the poker or blackjack table, the guests could place their bets in the lottery, where prizes like iPods, digital cameras and Iphones were at stake.
In the following pictures you can see
and feel the great atmosphere from the Las Vegas party.
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preliminary sales programme Sunday 14 and Monday 15 December 2008 Inspection from Friday 12 December Due to a more effective offering
The qualities of PLATINUM, BURGUNDY
be offered for sale.
programme and a sorting system adapted
AND IVORY will be offered at the
The sizes to be offered this auction will
perfectly to the market, Kopenhagen Fur
December auction. Also the quality range
appear from the Kopenhagen Fur Offering
will arrange the December sales in two
of Quality I, Quality II and CHIP will be put
up for sale.
quality, will not be put up for sale until the
The December offering of mink skins
Within PLATINUM and BURGUNDY,
is scheduled to 1.4 million mink skins with
the quick-growing share of Kopenhagen
collections of the main mink types.
Furâ€™s greatly requested Velvet group will
Sunday, 14 December Skins Chinchilla Var. foxes Redfox Marten Seal skins Greenlandic Seal skins Canadian Karakul Afghan/Uzbec Sapphire M - F Silverblue M - F White M - F Brown M Glow M Brown F Glow F
PURPLE, Kopenhagen Furâ€™s top
February auction 2009.
13,000 650 3,500 750 7,000 2,800 10,000
275 55 50 15 50 35 75
240 55 50 15 25 30 50
15,000 15,000 25,000 25,000 65,000 65,000 190,000 210,000 200,000 220,000 1,030,000
200 200 200 200 300 250 500 500 500 500 3,350
100 100 100 100 75 75 250 275 200 275 1,550
65,000 65,000 20,000 20,000 35,000 45,000 60,000 60,000 370,000
450 350 200 200 225 225 350 300 2,300
150 150 125 100 150 125 225 200 1,225
Monday, 15 December Pearl M - F Black Cross M - F Black M - F Mahogany M - F
To finish at approx. 15:30 Total number of mink skins
We reserve the right to change the quantity and the order of the sale.
Kopenhagen Fur Offering 2008/2009 In the previous season Kopenhagen Fur
mink will be reduced by almost 50 per cent.
sold a total of 17.8 million mink skins.
nap) will still be dominating, but the
Kopenhagen Fur expects to offer an
almost unchanged number of mink skins
To plan your purchase at Kopenhagen
The hair length CLASSIC (medium
Fur best possibly the estimated offering is
of fering of Velvet (short nap) makes
stated in types and number in the below
an increasingly larger share of the
in the season 2008/2009. However, the
survey. Furthermore, the sizes to be
composition of the mink types will be
offered at the auctions concerned appear
different. The offering of Black, Mahogany,
from the below table.
PURPLE which is selected among the finest
Brown, Glow and Silverblue will be
increased whereas the number of White,
shades in Platinum, Burgundy and Ivory as
under the hammer at the February and the
Pearl, Sapphire and Cross mink skins will be
the dominating qualities will be offered at
June auctions where also the TOP LOT of
reduced. The major change will be that Cross
all five auctions.
the season will be sold.
A comprehensive offering in colour
Black, Mahogany, White and Silverblue December 2008 February 2009 April 2009 June 2009 September 2009
Brown and Glow December 2008 February 2009 April 2009 June 2009 September 2009
Pearl December 2008 February 2009 April 2009 June 2009 September 2009
Kopenhagen Furâ€™s top quality
female skins of the Velvet quality will come
30-00-0 40-30-00-0 30-00-0-1 50-40-30-00-0 30-00-0-1-2-3
1-2 0-1-2 1-2-3 00-0-1-2 1-2-3-4-5
30-00-0 40-30-00-0 40-30-00-0-1 50-40-30-00-0 30-00-0-1-2-3
0-1-2 0-1-2 0-1-2-3 00-0-1-2 1-2-3-4-5
30-00-0 30-00-0 30-00-0-1 50-40-30-00-0 30-00-0-1-2-3
1-2 1-2 1-2-3 00-0-1-2 1-2-3-4-5
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FEB Apr 3-6 2-6
Sep 12-17 In Total
Mink (1,000 skins) Black 80 330 350 500 340 Mahogany 120 530 600 600 450 Brown 390 730 1,120 800 1,360 Glow 430 830 1,260 890 1,490 Pearl 130 230 300 400 140 Golden Pearl 30 70 White 130 280 300 350 140 Sapphire 30 150 100 20 Silverblue 50 200 200 370 80 Black Cross 40 160 100 70 30 Var. Cross 110 65 35 10 Pastel 40 110 10 Violet 20 Blue Iris 20 Jaguar 30 Palomino 70 130 10 Stardust 15 5 Var. mutations 20 Total mink 1,400 3,500 4,500 4,500 4,100
1,600 2,300 4,400 4,900 1,200 100 1,200 300 900 400 220 160 20 20 30 210 20 20 18,000
Other skins (1,000 skins) Chinchilla 15 15 Rex Rabbits Swakara Foxes 10 30
15 15 15 4 4 60 80 10 20
75 8 140 70
We reserve the right to make changes.
septEMBER December 2008 2008
Kopenhagen Fur at creative fair Strong Danish lineup at creative fair in Shanghai, where the Danish Prime Minister took part By Chen Weixian
Riding on the growing interest of the Chinese people in Danish design, an impressive line-up of 28 Danish companies participated in the annual Shanghai International Creative Industry Week. Kopenhagen Fur had one of the biggest booths, and was visible in other aspects: Joint promotion with Nordic Living magazine and sponsorship of the Luxury Market Seminar.
Kopenhagen Fur showed nine styles
created by Danish designer Soren Bach. The stylist-turned-designer has a brush with cartoon and uses mink to create these eye-opening styles, including a mink helmet that reads BOOM. The visitors, Chinese and foreigners, saw the styles with great interest.
One of the visitors was Danish Prime
Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen who spent quite a while at Kopenhagen Furâ€™s booth, which pleased Managing Director in Kopenhagen Fur Torben Nielsen.
- It is important to us that the Prime
Minister spends time here with us on an
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen (left) together with Torben Nielsen, managing director of Kopenhagen Fur
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official Danish visit in China, because it is an acknowledgement that we are a serious company, Torben Nielsen said, who had had a number of Kopenhagen Furs business associates flown in to Shanghai during the fair.
The Shanghai International Creative
Industry Week brings together design and creative firms from around the world, and aims to be a premium platform for creativity and ideas to reap economic benefits. It ended on October 22.
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Facing a new world order: China goes creative Being the world’s manufacturing plant is no longer enough for China. The country, that has a long tradition for brilliant inventions, is becoming a player in the global knowledge economy. That makes the domestic demand for fur likely to accelerate further – in spite of the international economic downturn By Mick Madsen and Chen Weixian
It was a somewhat reverse scene that took
(OECD) from September this year states
and carve out. Many of the parks were
place at the waterfront in Copenhagen in
that China now spends 30 billion USD
first started by private investors and later
October: Danish models walked the catwalk
on research and development each
gained the support of the government after
wearing styles in fur and leather designed
year, making the country the sixth
having proved themselves.
by Chinese designers. The bigwigs in
largest research nation in the world. The
the Danish fashion world were amazed,
investments in R&D are increasing at an
had an output of 45 billion USD, and the
says Event Manager in Kopenhagen Fur
incredible annual rate of 19 percent. The
creative industry grows at 16-17 percent
giant has proved that muscles can come
annually in Shanghai - far faster than the
with brains too.
city’s overall economic growth.
show truly opened their eyes to the talent
in China. They were positively surprised by
real profit is at the end of the production
the high level of standards.
chain. Design and branding are more
fashion magazines have exploded in recent
valuable than simple production, China-
years suggesting that the ever growing
- Several people commented that the
And the world might as well get
- The Chinese have realized that the
Last year, Shanghai creative industry
On the fashion side the strong stake
is paying off. The number of Chinese
used to it. The Chinese giant, primarily
expert at Copenhagen Business School,
Chinese middle class is paying more and
known to the world for its pure strength
Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard, says. According to
more attention to their appearance – and
and manufacturing power, has decided
Chinese experts, the core of the knowledge
that they have the means to buy clothes
to become a serious player in the global
is scientific and technological innovation
that is in fashion. Moreover, Chinese
knowledge economy, and as has been
and cultural creative industry.
fashion designers have started to enter
the case with the economic growth, the
the catwalks and brands like Mary Ma and
Beijing and Shanghai lead China in
Jefen by Frankie Xie are now well known in
speed of which China is gaining terrain, is
the creative industry, with Beijing having
21 creative parks and Shanghai having
international fashion circles.
more than 10. The creative parks provide
conditions for creative talents to gather
the action too. The demand for fur has
A report from Organisation for
Economic Co-operation and Development
And as for fur, it is taking its part of
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been on the rise for a while and the arrow seems to point only one way: upwards. Not least because the innovative efforts in fur designing are bringing fur out of the wardrobe and into the living rooms.
- Fur is a very sought after article in China and fur is now
spreading to other areas such as furniture, interior and decoration, says Deputy Director in China National Light Industry Council, Mr. Xu Yong.
He also points out that fur has a positive impact on the
fashion industry as a whole, because the Chinese fur business has become a “mature” industry, succeeding with rational production methods, a firm hand at all aspects that has to do with branding and marketing as well as a goal-oriented focus on the development of unique design.
Not even the current financial crisis, which has sent entire
economies towards recession in countries like USA and Japan and put Iceland on the brink of bankruptcy, seems to make any particular impact on domestic consuming in China.
Even with the economic growth slowing down a bit in the
third quarter of 2008, China still managed to achieve a growth of 9 percent, and apparently the Chinese still have appetite for consuming, which the international business magazine China Economic Review weren’t late to point out, when the cover of the October issue carried the rather bold headline “What Downturn?”. The magazine documents that the value of Chinese retail grew by 16.7 percent in 2007. From January to August 2008 another rise – this time of 21.7 percent – was experienced. The numbers have to be held together with the fact that Chinese shares in the same period have nose-dived and that it is 18 months since the stock exchanges of the world went red the first time due to dramatic falls at the stock exchange in Shanghai.
So whereas most experts forecast that Chinese export will
experience a fall due to the global financial turmoil, the engine of Chinas economy - the domestic market – paradoxically seems only marginally affected. As one female consumer said to China Economic Review:
- My shopping habits may be influenced by my mood, but
not by the economy.
Colourful Chinese Fur Fashion in Copenhagen By PATRICIA WILSON photo by sacha maric
In the middle of October, Kopenhagen Fur held a great fashion show in co-operation with Haining Leather Market in China at Langelinie Pavillon in Copenhagen.
At the fashion show you could
experience a lot of colourful leather and fur on the beautiful runway, which was kept in gold colours in a true east meets westambiance.
The designs from the catwalk were
made by various designers from Haining Leather Market in China – a large shopping mall in Haining, which retails fur and leather.
The idea behind the fashion show
was to show the Danish fashion crowd that China as well can design and be ‘a creative nation’ .
And the fashion show did really show
that the Chinese designers are getting a more and more ‘western’ look in their designs:
- I think it was a very festive and
beautiful show. But it also clearly showed, that China is getting better and better in designing western styles, says trend expert Ulla Skjødt from the Federation of Danish Textile and Clothing Industries, who was especially fond of the more simple styles at the catwalk:
- Personally, I was especially fond
of the more simple styles in toned down colours like black and white— like the black fur jacket with a hood, whose colours shimmered beautifully, says Ulla Skjødt.
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Antifur is not about animal welfare According to lecturer at the Danish Design School Erik Hansen-Hansen, antifur is not only about compassion for animals or animal welfare. On the contrary, it is more about religious morals preaching that women should not be sexually attractive, and about the socialistic idea that all share alike. By Patricia Wilson
Advocates for animal rights and opponents
says, and refers to leather goods. Goods
properly treated, he says.
of fur proclaim that they are engaged
that are also made out of animal products.
in animal welfare, when it comes to
opposition to fur. But is that the whole
that the opposition can be reasonably
truth? What if the opposition to fur was
explained by fur being a luxury product
antifur attitude derives partly from the
predominantly about a relic from religion
unnecessary for human survival.
disrepute of different religions to luxury
and socialistic ideas that all share alike?
fur as a luxury product unnecessary
making themselves sexually attractive
Erik Hansen-Hansen, who has written
for human survival is a sidetrack. Nor is
to the opposite sex. A view that you find
the thesis: â€œLust, feeling and beauty of
meat essential for human survival. You
in Christianity, but also in other religions,
womenâ€?, which is about moralism in
can become a vegetarian and have your
where womanly seduction is not welcome:
protein requirement covered elsewhere.
find the attitude that women should not
Lecturer at the Danish Design School
- It is remarkable, but odd, that the
Nor does Erik Hansen-Hansen think
- Motivating the opposition to
Furthermore, Erik Hansen-Hansen
A question about religion Erik Hansen-Hansen thinks that the
products and women, who decorate them
- In both Christianity and Islam you
animal protectors have made fur industry
thinks that animal welfare is given a very
make themselves sexually attractive as it
a scapegoat. If animal welfare was the
high priority in Denmark, and especially
disturbs the religious submission and the
reason for the resistance to fur, even more
mink farming demands that the animals are
public order, says Erik Hansen-Hansen.
focus should be on the food industry, he
given the correct treatment.
says and explains:
maltreatment in fur farming when it
- If you consider how small a
- It is totally absurd to talk about
He finds this attitude very odd, as
sexual attraction is the foundation of the mammal, and therefore human, survival.
percentage of the industrial use of animals
comes to industrial use of animals. It
But Erik Hansen-Hansen thinks it is a very
is used in the fur industry, it is only a
would immediately appear from the fur
strong moralistic tradition, which has had
fraction compared to the food or the
if the animal was maltreated. Therefore,
its cultural influence in hundreds of years,
clothing industry, Erik Hansen-Hansen
everybody has an interest in mink being
and which also has had its impact on how
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people see the fashion industry.
the extreme religious right wing, where
luxury is a deep sin.
- Clothing, and subsequent fashion,
has always been the target of different moralists in course of time. But the wish to
More fur in the future?
decorate the body with beautiful clothes
and jewellery seems to be essential for
difficult to predict, if the fur industry will
mankind. You will find this attitude in all
expand or the opposite. But he thinks
Erik Hansen-Hansen finds it very
cultures. So it is almost contrary to nature
that the attitude to fur will split up in two
that some circles distance themselves
directions: One who will love fur and
from the clothing industry, he says.
continue to buy many fur garments, and
one who will beg to differ from fur and
Erik Hansen-Hansen thinks that
when experiencing the opposition to the
fur industry today, it is also about the left
wingâ€™s hatred of all symbols of capitalism
will expand further one of the reasons
He predicts that the Asian market
and abundance. Fur is considered a luxury
being that Asia does not have any religious
item, and understandably fur is so hated in
motives for not wearing fur. Asia almost
praises articles of luxury to an extent
unseen in Denmark:
- Fur has for many years been
considered a luxury item reserved for the
upper class women. As a socialist, you
the same moral qualms as Europe, and
- Obviously, Asia does not have
want to share alike. Naturally, fur becomes
they love luxury items out there, says Erik
the symbolic target, he says and adds that
you will also find antifur movements on
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Events in copenhagen 12 - 15 DECember 2008
Bodies’ in Copenhagen
13 December Wozzeck, The Opera
Christmas market at Tivoli
Experience the spectacular exhibition ‘Bodies’ at
Alban Berg’s musical adaptation of Georg Büchner’s cynical story of the clinically insane antihero Wozzeck and the humiliations to which he is subjected is one of the most intense masterworks of 20th-century opera. It takes us on a journey into the outer limits of the callous human psyche and into the dark world of victimisation. The performance is conducted by the leading German conductor Michael Boder and directed by Keith Warner, who also staged the performance at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in London where it was an immense success and received an Olivier Award.
Rådhuspladsen in Copenhagen. At the exhibiExperience the friendly atmosphere at Tivoli
tion, that has caused a lot of debate around the
in Copenhagen, when Tivoli opens their yearly
world, you can see how your body looks under-
Christmas market in the middle of November.
neath the skin and how it will look, depending on
Experience the real Santa Claus and use the op-
what you eat and drink.
portunity to buy some of the beautiful Christmas
The exhibition is open from Sunday-Thursday
decorations for your Christmas tree, or just
from 10 am. to 7 pm. And Friday and Saturday
hang around and smell the scent of a Danish
from 10 am. to 9 pm. The tickets are sold at the
entrance and cost 150 DKK.
The exhibition is open Sunday- Thursday from 11 am. to 10 pm. And from Friday-Saturday from 11
> H.C. Andersen slottet, Rådhuspladsen, Copen-
am. to 11 pm. The entrance costs 85 DKK.
> Tivoli, Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen.
> The Opera, Copenhagen
Wozzeck will be performed in German with Danish subtitles.
THEATre Picasso at ‘Arken’ The noticed art museum ‘Arken’, located near
11-14 December The Nutcracker, The Royal Theater, Old Stage
Copenhagen, shows a large variety of the famous artist Picasso’s work, at an exhibition
All 25,000 tickets were sold even before the
dedicated to the famous artist.
ballet premiered in 2007. Tap into the Christmas
The beautiful paintings showed at the exhibition,
spirit with the Royal Danish Ballet with this ever-
are mainly about his relationship with women and
green family favourite. Children are at the heart
shows Picasso as the great seducer, he truly was.
of Kenneth Greve and Peter Langdal’s lavish new
The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10
staging of the yuletide classic, which offers ma-
am. to 5 pm. And on Wednesday from 10 am. to
gic and fairytale for even the youngest children.
9 pm. The tickets are sold at the entrance and
Karin Betz’ original mirrored set design trans-
cost 85 DKK.
forms the Old Stage into a Christmas party, a howling blizzard and a colour spangled circus
> ’Arken- Museum of Modern Art’, Skovvej 100,
tent where Uncle Drosselmeyer is the ringmaster
of exotic dance and refined ballet performed with humour and magic.
< Please note that Kopenhagen Fur is closed ••
Wednesday, 24 December
Thursday, 25 December
Friday, 26 December
Wednesday, 31 December
Thursday, 1 January
due to Christmas and New Year holidays
Visit from Tsinghua University
from Kopenhagen Fur Lone Andersen. The professors also seemed
> During the September 2008
very glad about the sorting
auction, a group of professors
Andersen for her very
from the design school
professional and instructive
Tsinghua University visited
Kopenhagen Fur in Glostrup
- Lone is a very good educator.
to get an impression of the
I have learned a lot about skin
company, and to learn more
qualities and lengths, which
about skin qualities, lengths
I did not know before, says
professor Li Dangqi.
During the visit, the professors
He himself has never tried to
sorted the skins themselves.
sort raw skin, and is very happy
This took place in deeply,
about the knowledge he got
from the course.
Inspection: From 12 December
- They are extremely focused
- I think that it is very interesting
Inspection: From 8 June
and detailed. When they are
sorting skin. I know a little bit
examining the skin, you can
about it from back home, but
not get in contact with them.
not so much about working
Inspection: From 30 January
They are in their own world, so
with raw skins, says Li Dangqi.
Inspection: From 6 September
to speak, says skin consultant
course, thanking Lone
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April 2009 Inspection: From 28 March Sales:
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