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Kopenhagen fur february 2011



Contents february 2011

10 Editor in Chief Torben Nielsen


18 5 Editorial

Editor Hans Løgstrup Poulsen/ Layout Frances Yuan Jinsong Print Datagraf Advertising K athrine Engberg / [+45] 4326 1112 Cover A creation made by Chinese designer Zou

6 How to set the price in the free market 8 News in brief 10 Fur in crossover with art

You presented at Beyond Fur on 11 November by Kopenhagen Fur and Beyond Space Gallery in the famous 798 Art Area in Beijing. photo li guangxin

14 New photo policy at Kopenhagen Fur’s auctions 5 Kopenhagen Fur aids children with 1 chronically disease

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6 Danish Move star becomes 1 Kopenhagen Fur’s face 18 Danish fashion at its best 2 0 Show and service drove sales in Harbin 21 Events in Copenhagen 7-14 February 2 2 Auction schedule and offering 2010/11 25 Copenhagen hotels 26 Contact Kopenhagen Fur


Telephone: Mr Frederik Ahrensberg +45 4326 1142 Ms Sisse Wrobel +45 4326 1143 Mr Kim Nielsen +45 4326 1167 Mr Kurt Bach +45 4326 1168 Ms Lisbeth Thode +45 4326 1169

Fax +45 4326 1144/ +45 4345 4093 E-mail:

Editorial all roads lead to China

An old saying goes; all roads lead to Rome. The saying reflects that Rome was the world’s absolute centre during Antiquity. In the fur industry, we now say that all roads lead to China. Some roads are more official than others, and the official roads are often not as well-defined as could be expected, which sometimes causes anxiety in the industry because the authorities’ procedures for import of skins into China may seem a little unpredictable; in short there is a need for clearer rules in this area and clearer rules are on the top of the industry’s wish list for the new year. Kopenhagen Fur has taken the first steps in this direction. In December, we opened our warehouse in Hong Kong and in future, customers can decide whether they want their skins released in Copenhagen or in Hong Kong. Customers choosing Hong Kong are saved the hassle of arranging transport to Hong Kong themselves and since we benefit from favorable agreements with the world’s absolute largest shipper, Maersk, we can offer this service at highly competitive prices. At the same time, customers can benefit from the terms of payment being the same whether the skins are in Copenhagen or Hong Kong. The Hong Kong warehouse markedly improves logistics between Kopenhagen Fur and our customers in China. Hopefully, within a short timeframe, we are able to offer our customers to release the purchased skins ex warehouse in mainland China on attractive terms and conditions. At the time of writing, I rejoice at the cold weather, a thick blanket of snow over the landscape and a shining sun from a cloudless sky. It is lovely weather for fur and it is great that fur is in fashion like never before. All roads

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Fur is not only an expression of good taste and sense of quality. It is also an expression of people who have their own opinions and dare vouch for them. lead to China, but this winter also seems to be opening roads to other parts of the world, such as Europe. All the large fashion houses are using fur in their collections. Despite the fact that large parts of the population favour fur, there are still countries and organizations talking about banning the use of fur. Recently, the organizer of the Norwegian fashion week has banned fur in the styles that are to be shown on the catwalk. Norwegian fashion does not take up much room on the international fashion scene, so the world will survive the ban, but it is really interesting that those who claim to be part of the fashion industry think that being part of fashion industry means that you have to be politically correct. It is difficult to define fashion clearly, but it is fashion’s function to give individuals the opportunity to express their personality through the clothes they wear. It is therefore in the nature of fashion to explore and challenge, so it goes without saying that fashion can never be

Photo: Helle Moos

politically correct. Designers wanting to be politically correct and designers creating designs for the complaisant and fearful are not part of the fashion industry. They design uniforms for those wishing to disappear into the crowd. Fur is not only an expression of good taste and sense of quality. It is also an expression of people who have their own opinions and dare vouch for them. There is probably a connection between the Norwegian fashion industry’s desire to be politically correct and the industry’s lack of visibility on the international fashion scene.


the quality road

HOW TO SET THE PRICE IN THE FREE MARKET Finding the right price in the free market, humour can make the difference. By Mick Madsen

Basically, there are but a few rules in Kopenhagen Fur’s auction room. One is the rule of the Original Buyer which gives the first buyer of a string some advantages. Another is the rule of mistakes which means that any complaint about a lot bought should be reported within the next 20 auctioned lots. But above all there is one rule: - Free competition is the real ruler. The buyer making the highest bid will always get the goods, veteran Auctioneer Stig Reinhold says, while colleague Per Knudsen supplements: - We shall secure that free competition has the best possible conditions. That would be the auctioneers’ prime duty, he says. As easy as these few rules sound, real life in the auction room is somewhat different. The free market is obviously populated by shareholders with opposing agendas – some want high prices, others want low prices - and the auctions are battlegrounds for the price setting of the free market. The key is to find the price where supply meets demand and that


requires a professional – and qualified – team.

next step in the transparency policy which Kopenhagen Fur cherishes so much. Another cherished company policy is education. Kopenhagen Fur’s employees, who work in auction functions during the auction periods, are specially educated. Kopenhagen Fur Academy provides specialized education to inner and outer spotters and also to the persons who key the sales prices. - We are educating auction personnel to make sure that the employees can handle the job. The better prepared, the better the performance, Per Knudsen says. The auctioneer position does not yet have a course at Fur Academy, but it is on the drawing board.

Transparency The most important thing required by a free market is absolute transparency. Everybody must be able to follow the price development at any time, and Kopenhagen Fur publishes sales prices on the internet and through sms-service. Starting from the auction in February, live internet broadcasting from the auction room is the

Like a football match Being an auctioneer, however, may not be something one can learn in school. Making the free market work has a lot to do with situational awareness. - I like to draw a parallel to a football match. We, the auctioneers, are the referees, and we focus on the competition between the players, Per Knudsen says

“ We are educating auction personnel to make sure that the employees can handle the job. The better prepared, the better the performance.”


“I like to draw a parallel to a football match. We, the auctioneers, are the referees, and we focus on the competition between the players.” pointing out that just as in a football match, the sea sometimes runs high in the auction room, and that is when the quality of the auctioneer really shows. - It is important that we are able to disarm the situation, and it is understandable that discussions arise in the auction room. There is a lot of money at stake in there, Per Knudsen says while Stig Reinhold points out that the auctions are stressful at a breakneck pace. - When the game is finished we are just as good friends as before, he says. Both auctioneers agree that humour can

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be a great tool to loosen the mood in the auction room. Per Knudsen tells an anecdote from the auction in December when a dispute came up. One buyer was not satisfied that he did not get the lot and complained out loudly. The auctioneer said: “My mistake – I’ll buy you lunch”, and thus the dispute came to calm before it ever developed. Quality control Even though they are quite rare, disputes in the free market usually have their origin in – price. When a number of buyers

want the same lot, but no one is willing to make a higher bid, it is time for some diplomacy play in the auction room. Basically, the idea is to make sure that everybody gets their fair share. Here, the outer spotters play an important role since they keep a watchful eye on lost bids. In general, however, disputes are few. During auctions, both auctioneers and inner spotters take down the hammer prices and the buyers’ numbers as a quality control. - We have a reputation of a high level of correctness, Per Knudsen says.


News in brief

December Auction’s Top Lot Buyer has eyes set on Quality

IFTF appoints New Chief Executive IFTF has appointed British Mark Oaten, aged 46, new Chief Executive.

At Kopenhagen Fur’s December auction, the top lot was bought by Mr Coskun Köluk. The Turkish skin manufacturer bought the White Velvet Females skins at 800 DKK per skin. Mr Coskun Köluk is second generation in the family company Tasari Kürkmod based in Istanbul, Turkey. Together with third generation – his son Atalay, who is already an experienced buyer at the auctions – he aims for the best possible fur quality when he attends the auctions. As an extra feature to the top lot buyer, Mr Coskun Köluk was given the opportunity to show some of his company’s styles to 400 VIP guests at an exclusive gala show during the Beijing Fur Fair. A gesture, that becomes Mr Coskun Köluk and his plans for the top lot well. Some of the skins were made into a unique style, and the rest was used in the company’s commercial promotion in Asia by bringing the skins to the Beijing Fur Fair. - We have just opened an office in Hong Kong, and this top lot from Kopenhagen Fur will help emphasizing our focus on high quality skins and our brand, Gata Fur, as we enter the Asian market. We believe that this is the right way to show what we are all about, Mr Coskun Köluk says. In the picture, you see Mr Coskun Köluk to the right, Sales Director at Kopenhagen Fur Kenneth Loberg in the middle and Mr Coskun Köluk’s trusted co-worker, Mr Salih Ipekoglu, to the left.


- I am very proud to be joining such a successful and historic trade. Although we are growing from strength to strength, there are plenty of issues throughout the world that I will need to focus on. It is also important that we do even more to promote fur internationally, says Mark Oaten. The 46-year-old former member of the British Parliament for 13 years visited Kopenhagen Fur during the auction in December where he met a large number of people from the fur trade. - I would like to thank all for the warm welcome many of you gave me at the Kopenhagen Fur Auction in December and I look forward to meeting many more people in the months ahead, he states.

Offices to let at Kopenhagen Fur Kopenhagen Fur lets offices to auction customers. The offices are renovated and are fully equipped with telephone, television and Internet connection. For the time being there are no offices available. However, if you wish your name to be added to the waiting list please contact Ms Anne Lunn, Customer Department, phone +45 4326 1443 or email to


SORTING AND BUSINESS COURSES Kopenhagen Fur Academy Kopenhagen Fur Academy hereby announces the dates of the popular courses: Sorting course: 17 to 21 January 2011 Sorting and auction procedures course: 25 May to 19 June 2011 The courses are well attended. Please register for the courses online on – ‘GO TO AUCTION SITE’ – ABOUT KOPENHAGEN FUR - SORTING COURSES. You are welcome to contact Ms Annette Hindborg in the Customer Department for further information: Fax: +45 4326 1449 Mail:

BUSINESS ACADEMY SOUTHWEST Kopenhagen Fur Academy is pleased to announce an exciting cooperation with Business Academy Southwest; In order to introduce the main areas of business and design related to the fur industry, Kopenhagen Fur has entered into a cooperation with Business Academy Southwest. The main subjects covered at the course are the value chain of the fur business and design in an international context. The first courses are planned as follows: Fur Fashion and Business II: 24 to 28 January 2011 Fur Fashion and Business III: 27 June to 1 July 2011 The courses are held at the Business Academy Southwest. You can register for the courses online on Fee: EUR 600 Accommodation: Business Academy Southwest can recommend Dan Hostel. We have negotiated a special price at EUR 395 covering: 5 nights in single rooms 5 x breakfast 4 x evening meals Contact and registration: Lotte Steffensen – Phone +45 74 12 41 41

Registration of your attendance at our auctions TO AUCTION SITE/Auctions/ Auction services Kopenhagen Fur thanks you for your support and is pleased to state that a growing number of customers are attending its auctions. However, we need your assistance in order to be able to give you the best service when it comes to food, samplemen, cars

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and hotel reservations, and seats in the auction room. Therefore, please register your attendance and arrival date on our website under ”Go to auction site / Auctions / Auction services / Attendance form” in due time before the sales so we can service you as well as possible. Thank you very much for your assistance.


A historic day in Hong Kong Kopenhagen Fur’s cold storage facility was inaugurated in accordance with local traditions. After thorough preparations, the skins are now on their way to Asia. By Hans Løgstrup Poulsen

On 7 December, the official inauguration took place in the very same storage rooms, which soon will abound in boxes filled with skins. The inauguration was co-hosted by A. P. Moller – Maersk Group’s combined brand of logistics activities, Damco, who will be handling the transport of the skins as well as the daily running of the storage facility. Among the guests were the Danish Consul General in Hong Kong, Mr Torben Gettermann, and Commercial Counsellor at the Danish Embassy in Beijing, Mr Alexander Schultz, and several customers. They all witnessed a traditional, Chinese ritual with dancers dressed in dragon-like lion costumes. The lions’ purpose is to be guardian angels and to bring luck to the


“It pleased me because it pleased the customers that graced us with their presence. They saw the effort, which we put in to the inauguration, as a pleasant surprise.”

storage facility. The lions spew chewed vegetables and gold coins and performed acrobatics on pedestals. Beforehand, the eyes of the lions must be painted on in order to awaken them. The lot fell on Sales Director at Kopenhagen Fur, Mr Kenneth Loberg, who was very delighted with this traditional inauguration. - It pleased me because it pleased the customers that graced us with their presence. They saw the effort, which we put into the inauguration, as a pleasant surprise, Kenneth Loberg says. Platform of flexibilty After a more internationally well-known inauguration ritual – cutting a ribbon –


“We aspire to create a platform, which gives our customers a wider range of flexibility. This shipping solution puts the skins faster and closer to our buyers, who can acquire their purchases at shorter notice, whenever they need them,” Kenneth Loberg says.

speeches were made. Besides thanking everybody for being present, Kenneth Loberg explained Kopenhagen Fur’s visions for the in-house shipping solution and storage facility. Visions, which aim to give the customers even better conditions. - We aspire to create a platform, which gives our customers a wider range of flexibility. This shipping solution puts the skins faster and closer to our buyers, who can acquire their purchases at shorter notice, whenever they need them, Kenneth Loberg says. Thorough preparations were made to secure an effective handling at the Hong Kong storage facility from day one. The people working in Hong Kong trained for a week at Kopenhagen Fur’s storage in Denmark with an exact simulation. Furthermore, people working with the storage in Denmark went to Hong Kong in order to support during the first deliveries. On Saturday 18 December, two days after the ending of Kopenhagen Fur’s December auction, the first skins were on their way to Hong Kong. ­- It is positive to see the amount of the customers’ interest right from the start. It promises well, Kenneth Loberg states.

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Kopenhagen Fur‘s storage in Hong Kong was inaugurated in a traditional Chinese way.


FUR IN CROSSOVER WITH ART The first crossover among art, fashion and fur gave birth to 25 stunning pieces that were presented in a fashion show on 11 November by Kopenhagen Fur and Beyond Space Gallery in the famous 798 Art Area in Beijing. By CHen Weixian

Eight outstanding young contemporary artists and eight fashion designers had been selected as partners to design 25 fur styles for a groundbreaking exhibition called Beyond Fashion. For the first time, the fashion designers and the contemporary artists made an in-depth crossover cooperation, where they shared the philosophy behind art and design. The works of the artists and the fashion designers are full of thoughts and creativity, and this is where art and fashion share the results of fusion and re-design. At the opening show, the Bauhaus style gallery was filled with 250 guests, including 80 journalists, all eager for a brand-new visual experience. The Danish ambassador

in China, Mr Friis Arne Petersen, and his wife graced the event by their presence. The ambassador gave an opening speech commending Kopenhagen Fur’s efforts to support Chinese art and fashion. Mr Torben Nielsen, Managing Director of Kopenhagen Fur, was interviewed by a large group of Chinese media and he said that 798 Art Area allows people to see under the surface of China. - Both art and design have the ability to communicate. However, artists do not create for the purpose of selling their works, whereas designers make creations to drive more sales. It’s very interesting to bring these two together. The artists can feel in which direction the society is

Facts: Participating Artists: Chen Jie, Chen Ke, He Sen, Li Hui, Li Wei, Peng Wei, UNMASK, Wang Guangle


Participating Fashion Designers: Dong Xiaoxiao, Fan Ran, Qiu Hao, Shangguan Zhe, Uma Wang, Vega Wang, Zhang Chi, Zou You


moving. We as a company can also benefit from that. It makes us able to meet the future needs of the consumers, Torben Nielsen said. Stars of tomorrow Li Wei, one of the artists, put 10,000 tiny LED lights on the backboard of the catwalk’s starting point, endowing the models and the styles with dazzling mystery and silhouette. Paintings of the artists were hung on the walls as background for the posing models. All the designers and artists are rising stars with new ideas, and could be expected to be the dominant force in a couple of years’ time. For example, one of the artists, Chen Ke, sold an art work combining oil painting and sculpture for over 1 million yuan by auction this year. And fashion designer Fan Ran was Cosmo 2009 Young Designer of the Year. She graduated from Tsinghua Unversity and St. Martin and now she owns her own brand. Zou You was awarded Top 10 Fashion Designer by China Fashion Designers Association.

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New Photo Policy at Kopenhagen Fur’s auction By Hans Løgstrup Poulsen

In February, Kopenhagen Fur launches a professional platform for live broadcasting at the auctions. The initiative marks the first step towards better digital conditions and other service features for customers at the auctions. When the February auction at Kopenhagen Fur starts, it will be with a new in-house photo policy. Stills and videos from the auction will no longer be allowed, unless it is arranged with the Communications Department at Kopenhagen Fur. Instead, Kopenhagen Fur will provide a professional

platform for the auction to be streamed worldwide on the internet. It will take a log in to access the streaming from the auctions. Sales Director at Kopenhagen Fur, Kenneth Loberg, explains that the streaming is just the first initiative in a long line of initiatives to improve the service of the customers. An overview of all purchases, chat rooms and all financial data are among the upcoming features for each buyer. - This initiative is a part of our focus to create added value for our buyers. Besides

userfriendly interface, we also believe it can strengthen the link between the buyers and their customers, for instance through the broadcasting and the chat room, Kenneth Loberg says. The concept is going by the name “Buyer’s Cockpit” with a reference to the dashboard on an airplane. All features will be individual for each buyer and can only be accessed by an individual password. Strict security will of course be upheld.

The concept is going by the name “Buyer’s Cockpit” with a reference to the dashboard on an airplane. All features will be individual for each buyer and can only be accessed by an individual password. Strict security will off course be upheld.



Kopenhagen Fur helps children with chronically disease Hans Løgstrup Poulsen

Facts: Paediatric Rheumatism is a disease caused by an overactive immune system that can affect not only the body’s joints, muscles, skin but also other important organs like the kidney and the brain. It can be hard to diagnose at an early stage and even harder for children to explain the pains it induces. The aid from Kopenhagen Fur’s contribution will help the children to come to terms with their disease through therapy and rehabilitation and medicine to ease living with this incurable disease.

Kopenhagen Fur has decided to support the charity campaign Operation Santa Claus. The campaign is jointly organized by South China Morning Post (SCMP) and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) with an aim to support the Hong Kong community and Southern China. The Kopenhagen Fur-aid is specifically given to a project for children suffering from paediatric rheumatism. The link between Kopenhagen Fur and Operation Santa Claus is the Wing Ding Squash Tournament, an annual charity event in Hong Kong, that collected the impressive amount of HKD 1,100,000.00 this year. About half of this amount was raised by various contributors from different parts of the fur industry. The man behind The Wing Ding Squash Tournament is Mr. Timothy Everest, Managing Director at Cyril Murkin in Hong Kong and a long-time customer at Kopenhagen Fur’s auctions. - I am hoping that I can build on the relationship with Kopenhagen Fur and

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the Wing Ding Squash tournament to help the local community in Hong Kong and Southern China to bring welcome relief to desperate people particularly at Christmas time. Hong Kong and China are different to places like Denmark with well developed social welfare programmes. Hong Kong has a limited social security net and relies very much on public donations and campaigns such as the Operation Santa Claus Appeal. I am really proud to be the passion behind the Wing Ding Squash Tournament so that we can make a significant difference to the lives of desperate people in our community, says Timothy Everest. Kopenhagen Fur has supported Operation Santa Claus with 60,000 HKD through Wing Ding. - Kopenhagen Fur was very eager to give their aid a human face through a donation for a specific project. For me, this shows a sincere wish to really help people in need, Timothy Everest says. The choice fell on Hong Kong Paediatric

Rheumatism Association. In December, Sales Director at Kopenhagen Fur, Mr Kenneth Loberg together with Timothy Everest, visited Dr Lee Tsz Leung at the Association’s office in Hong Kong to learn more about the disease and the work being done to help the children suffering from it. Dr. Lee is a full time specialist doctor working at Queen Mary’s hospital. - I was made aware of the lack of knowledge concerning this disease and the huge impact it has on the children as well as their families. Dr Lee and his staff work tireless to ease their anguishes, and we wish to support their effort, Kenneth Loberg says. He hopes to meet some of the children in Hong Kong and South China, who will benefit from the donation from Kopenhagen Fur. - It would be a great joy to learn at first hand that our contribution has put more smiles on these children’s faces, Kenneth Loberg says.


Iben Hjejle has written the manuscript of the photo shoot. She plays the role of a hybrid between Al Capone and Mae West, impersonating a man as well as a woman.

Danish Movie star becomes Kopenhagen Fur’s face The Danish actress, Ms Iben Hjejle, is the face of Kopenhagen Fur’s campaign 2010/11 which is targeted at retailers all over the world. Iben Hjejle herself contributed with creative inputs to the campaign photos. By Hans Løgstrup Poulsen

Every year, Kopenhagen Fur’s international centre for fur design and fashion, Kopenhagen Studio, asks a Danish celebrity to be the face of the year. This year, Iben Hjejle has been given that honour. With success, Ms Iben Hjejle’s onscreen power has been transferred into Kopenhagen Fur’s retail campaign 2011. Iben Hjejle is very pleased with the results and the cooperation with Kopenhagen Studio. For her, the project has been an eye-opener for the versatility of fur. Earlier, to her mind, the use of fur was synonymous with her grandmother’s Persian lamb coat. - In the matter of design, Kopenhagen Studio seems to be innovative, and I am truly amazed by the extent of the use of fur. I had asked myself the question beforehand whether fur could be more than a coat. The answer is that it can be so much more, and that astonishes me, Iben Hjejle says. Kopenhagen Fur’s annual campaigns celebrate strong, independent women. Women between 20 and 70 years have been Kopenhagen Fur’s faces during the past years; authors, singers, actresses and


fashion models, who have been featured on billboards all over the world. Another factor is that all models are asked to participate in the production of the campaign from start to finish. This year, Iben Hjejle’s contribution and influence was not based on the design of garments, but on the scene in which the photos were taken. She wanted to play with masculinity and also to challenge men’s and women’s sensuality. Iben Hjejle has written the manuscript of the photo shoot. She plays the role of a hybrid between Al Capone and Mae West, impersonating a man as well as a woman.

- It has been a fabulous and exciting challenge to work with and step into the role of an androgynous gangster, Iben Hjejle says. The campaign pictures were put to life at the famous Library Bar at Plaza Hotel in the heart of Copenhagen. The renowned American magazine, Forbes Magazine, has named Library Bar one of the best five hotel bars in the world due to its unique atmosphere and old-fashioned décor. A perfect setting for the shot of the campaign pictures which seek the spirit of the American gangster era in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Facts Iben Hjejle Iben Hjejle became famous playing the leading part in the award-winning Danish movie “Mifune’s Last Song” (1999). Since then, Iben Hjejle starred in Hollywood productions such as “High Fidelity” (2000) and “Defiance” (2008). The Danish movies and tv-series often reach iconic and trend-setting status in

Denmark with Iben Hjejle’s performance and strong artistic expression. In connection with Kopenhagen Fur’s retail campaign, Iben Hjejle and her husband, the Danish entertainer Casper Christensen, played host to the Kopenhagen Fur design award, the Golden Fur Pin, in November.


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DANISH FASHION AT ITS BEST On 28 November, three of the finest Danish design companies, Kopenhagen Fur, Bestseller and Georg Jensen, displayed the top designs within their portfolios in an exclusive fashion show held at the Danish Ambassador’s private residence in Beijing.

HRH Prince Joachim and HRH Princess Marie of Denmark attended the design event, where the royal couple met with representatives from the three companies and media after the fashion show. Present were, of course, also the Danish ambassador and his wife who hosted the fashion show at their private residence. - Today’s outstanding fashion show demonstrates the latest developments of Danish quality design within Chinese retail and I am very happy to be able to contribute to a future mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Denmark, Ambassador Mr Friis Arne Petersen said in his welcoming speech. The three companies target different market segments. While Kopenhagen Fur is supplier of premium fur skins and Georg Jensen is in the high-end accessory and home wear segment, Bestseller approaches the vibrant young generation. Despite this, the common characteristics are obvious. All three Danish companies have a long and remarkable history and a strong presence and engagement in the Chinese market. Their products distinguish themselves by displaying Danish design traditions of high quality. Last but not least, all three companies are in China with the aim to satisfy Chinese consumer needs.

to stay. With models wearing stylish clothes from the Bestseller brands ONLY and Jack & Jones, high-end furs from Kopenhagen Fur and elegant accessories from Georg Jensen, the fashion show in China exemplified the essence of creativity, quality and fashion in Danish design. The fur styles were created by students from the design centre at Tsinghua University, China’s leading and most prestigious university. Kopenhagen Fur has an official partnership with Tsinghua University concerning knowledge exchange of fur design.

The Danish royal couple had several encounters with fur during their visit to China. Besides the fashion show, HRH Prince Joachim and HRH Princess Marie of Denmark met with William Chen, General Manager of Kopenhagen Fur China Office to hear about the company’s presence on the Chinese market. The royal couple also visted the 798 Art Area to see the art and fashion exhibition sponsored by Kopenhagen Fur. To top it off, the royal couple visited Rose Studio by leading Chinese haute couture designer Guo Pei who works with Kopenhagen Studio.

Fur at several occasions Mix and match is a trend that is here



“Today’s outstanding fashion show demonstrates the latest developments of Danish quality design within Chinese retail and I am very happy to be able to contribute to a future mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Denmark.” febRuary 2011




On 5 December, Kopenhagen Fur and Harbin International Fur City (HIFC) held an event for over 200 guests. The Royal Danish Embassy’s Deputy Ambassador in Beijing, Mr Søren Jacobsen, and Mr Kam Lam, investor of HIFC, joined William Chen, General Manager of Kopenhagen Fur’s Beijing Office, for the event. HIFC is a leading retailer located at an up-market commercial area of the city of Harbin. It holds 11,000 square metres and houses 25 brands. HIFC expects to sell 12,000 mink coats this season, an increase of 20 per cent on last year’s figures. HIFC and Kopenhagen Fur went into partnership with HIFC three years ago, mainly on

HIFC is no doubt one of the leading fur retailerls in the world. I am pleased to see that the majority of the fur coats here are made of Danish skins.

the purpose of creating joint events and training seminars. HIFC has every confidence in the sales target this year and wishes to use the joint event with Kopenhagen Fur as stepping stone to the upcoming holiday season. Moreover, Mr Kam Lam believes that HIFC will be the fur buyers’ choice owing to its wide selection of good services. The show was a great success. The creative fur styles made by Kopenhagen Studio and HIFC’s classic fur collections shared the catwalk. Consumers got inspired and over 100 fur coats were sold on the day of the event. - I’m very pleased to see such a high-

level event for fur buyers in Harbin, the biggest fur consumption city in China. It shows the need and wish to own a fur coat. The customers really enjoy it, says Ms Li Rumei, Store Manager at Harbin International Fur City. - HIFC is no doubt one of the leading fur retailers in the world. I am pleased to see that the majority of the fur coats here are made of Danish skins. Styles made of Danish skins are always in the limelight of international fashion weeks and in people’s wardrobes all over the world. No wonder consumers in Harbin are proud of wearing them, Mr Søren Jacobsen said.

Events in copenhagen 7-14 February 2011


Boris Godunov Boris Godunov’s path to power can be traced to the murdered Tsarevitch, who haunts Boris and slowly but surely drives him insane. The Russian director and set designer Dmitri Tcherniakov, who boasts experience from the Maryinsky Theatre and the Bolshoi Opera, transports the action of Boris Godunov to modern-day Russia with focus on current issues such as power and manipulation. Boris Godunov is performed in Russian with Danish subtitles. 〉 9 and 11 February 〉 The Opera 〉 Exhibition Opera


Anna Ancher (1859-1935) was one of the greatest

Romeo and Juliet

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art presents Picasso:

Danish painters of her age. ARKEN’s exhibition zeroes

Roméo et Juliette, Shakespeare’s immortal play about

in 1973.

in on the modernity of her work. Anna Ancher was

two young lovers born under a fateful star inspired

This Cold War period was a time for reflection and

more than just a prodigious Skagen painter who

Gounod to compose enchantingly beautiful music for

deliberation after the horrors of Guernica and World

happened to be a woman. She was an internationally

the story of Romeo and Juliet’s passionate love affair

War II, in which the artist had lost several of his friends

oriented artist who was acutely attuned to the currents

and tragic end.

either at the front or in the concentration camps. But

of the day.

Roméo et Juliette is performed in French with Danish

despite the horror and grief, Picasso raised his art to a


new level so it flourished in a perspective of hope.



Peace and Freedom with a selection of about 100 works that show the artist’s social and political commitments in the period from 1944 until his death

〉 Until 29 May 2011 〉 Arken

〉 14 and 16 February

〉 11 February – 29 May 2011


〉 The Opera House

〉 Louisiana Museum og Modern Art



Football Match

Denmark vs. England


For the 23rd time, Denmark and England will meet

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

in an official match. This time, the venue will be at

The exhibition will present a wide range of works,

Parken, the home ground of the Danish national

focusing mainly on Toulouse-Lautrec’s prints housed

football team. With several Danish players playing for

at the Gallery’s Department of Graphic Arts. Pivotal

clubs in the English Premier League, a victory is even

points of the exhibition will include the urban space

more coveted to bring back to the training grounds in

and how it stages gender and identity.

the clubs.

Innovative and visually radical, Toulouse-Lautrec’s

Furthermore, the English players might be eager to

sharp voyeuristic gaze takes us into a wildly

show their worth since the last meeting between the

proliferating world of entertainment. Here we find

two national teams resulted in a 4-1 win for Denmark,

theatres, circuses, brothels, cafés, and dancehalls – a

an uncommonly big defeat for the English national

world in which urbanites bring their desires into play,

football team.

regardless of gender or class.

〉 9 February

〉 Until 19 February 2011

〉 Parken Football Stadium

〉 National Galley of Denmark



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Kopenhagen Fur Auction schedule and Offering 2010/11

Kopenhagen Fur Offering 2010/2011 In the season 2010/2011, Kopenhagen Fur expects to offer a total of 20.5 million mink skins. Types and Sizes to be offered at the individual auctions 2010/2011 appear from the schedule below.

Sizes Males Black Mahogany Brown Glow Silverblue White Pearl






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40-30-00 40-30-00 40-30-00 40-30-00 40-30-00 40-30-00 30-00

30-00 40-30-00 40-30-00 40-30-00 30-00 30-00 30-00

50-40-30-00 50-40-30-00 40-30-00 40-30-00 50-40-30-00 50-40-30-00 50-40-30-00

30-00 30-00 50-40-30-00 50-40-30-00






1-2 1-2 0-1-2 0-1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2

0-1-2 0-1-2 0-1-2 0-1-2 0-1-2 0-1-2 1-2

1-2 0-1-2 0-1-2 0-1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2

00-0-1-2 00-0-1-2 0-1-2 0-1-2 00-0-1-2 00-0-1-2 00-0-1-2

1-2 1-2 00-0-1-2 00-0-1-2

Sizes Females Black Mahogany Brown Glow Silverblue White Pearl

Other sizes of the above males and females

As regards other types, sizes to be offered

Black Velvet short nap 2 will be offered

will be offered at the relevant auctions when

will depend on the number of skins

at the February and June auctions. Other

a sufficient number of skins is available.


Velvet types will be offered in June.



Auction Schedule 2010/2011 Kopenhagen Fur is pleased to announce the auction schedule 2010/2011: December 2010 Inspection: From 12 December Sales: 15 and 16 December

April 2011 Inspection: Sales:

From 4 April 9 to 13 April

February 2011 Inspection: From 7 February Sales: 11 to 14 February

June 2011 Inspection: Sales:

From 13 June 19 to 24 June

Selling days

December 15-16

February 11-14

September 2011 Inspection: From 8 September Sales: 14 to 19 September

April 9-13

June 19-24

September 14-19

Mink Black




Pearl Beige

Golden Pearl




Black Cross

Var. Cross



Blue Iris




Var. mutations

1,2 - 1,5m

4,0 - 4,4m

4,8 - 5,2m

4,8 - 5,2m

4,8 - 5,2m


Rex Rabbits

• •

Total mink

Other skins



Specific figures will be published on our website later. We reserve the right to make changes.

febRuary 2011


copenhagen hotels We urge you to make your hotel reservations as early as possible.


Cat. Address Telephone

Norlandia Star


Colbjørnsensgade 13,

1652 V

+ 45 3322 1100

Du Nord


Colbjørnsensgade 14,

1652 V

+ 45 3331 7750



Vesterbrogade 23-29,

1620 V

+ 45 3378 8000

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen


Molestien 11,

2450 SV

+ 45 7012 7373

Glostrup Park


Hovedvejen 41,

2600 Glostrup + 45 4396 0038



Toldbodgade 24,

1253 K

+ 45 3374 1414

Hotel Mayfair


Helgolandsgade 3 ,

1653 K

+ 45 7012 1700

Scandic Glostrup


Roskildevej 550,

2600 Glostrup + 45 4343 4200

Scandic CPH


Vester Søgade 6,

1601 V

Scandic Hvidovre


Kettevej 4.

2650 Hvidovre + 45 3686 0400

Scandic Sydhavn


Sydhavns Plads 15,

2450 SV

+ 45 8833 3666

Radisson Blu Royal



1611 V

+45 3342 6000

Radisson Blu Scandinavia* (F)

Amager Blv. 70,

2300 S

+ 45 3396 5000

Marriott - 5 stars**


Kalvebod Brygge 5,

1560 V

+ 45 8833 9900

Scandic Webers


Vesterbrogade 11B

1620 V

+ 45 3331 1432

Skt. Petri - 5 stars


Krystalgade 22,

1172 K

+ 45 3345 9800

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+ 45 3314 3535

Hotel rates Cat. A



Cat. B



Cat. C



Cat. D



Cat. E



Cat. F

Dkk 1200-1400

Cat. G

Dkk 1400-1800


Contact Kopenhagen Fur E-mail: Phone: +45 4326 1000 fa x: +45 4326 1126


Cashier Torben Nielsen Managing Director

kenneth loberg sales director

Inge Ă˜stermand Secretary (Management)

Laila webler Cashier

+45 4326 1042 (secr.)

+45 4326 1201

+45 4326 1042

+45 4326 1413

Customer department

Area Managers Brian Tufvesson head of Customer dept.

Birgit friis Secretary

Andrej Rumjancev Area Manager, Russia

+45 4326 1401

+45 4326 1431

+45 4326 1103

Annette hindborg key Account manager

Anne Lunn key Account manager

+45 4326 1440

+45 4326 1443


Leo Boutis Area Manager, Greece mob. +30 693 242 5858

Beijing Office

Paul Pedersen Chief auctioneer

Per Knudsen Chief auctioneer

Weixian Chen general manager

Lisa Yu manager, customer service

+45 4326 1203

+45 4326 1208

mob. +86 135 0118 1720

mob. +86 139 1156 8019

Stig Reinhold Sales manager, auctioneer

Klaus Harlev Auctioneer

Chris Cui manager, marketing

Jerry Bai Customer service

+45 4326 1209

+45 4326 1415

mob. +86 139 1093 7964

mob. +86 158 1029 3374

ariel tan Customer service

angela Liu Customer service

mob. +86 138 1002 2921

mob. +86 138 1055 4761

Kasper S. Reinbacher controller, Global fur finance, Auctioneer +45 4326 1422

Quality department

qualit ydepartment@

farmer service farmerservice@


Bjarne Rasmussen head of Qualit y dept.

Ole B. Larsen Head of farmer service

Kathrine engberg Front office manager

Lis elleby Receptionist

+45 4326 1342

+45 4326 1207

+45 4326 1112

+45 4326 1280

MArketing department Patrizia v. Christensen Marketing Director +45 4326 1102


Christiane Rautenberg key Account manager +45 4326 1442

Communications department natia linneman Partnerships & Alliances Manager

Sander jacobsen Communications manager

Søren Jespersen Media Manager

+45 7213 5013

+45 4326 1063

+45 4326 1289





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