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CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 2017

12 EDITOR IN CHIEF JESPER UGGERHØJ

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EDITOR MICHAEL ABILON MAB@KOPENHAGENFUR.COM L AYOUT YEDDA ZHANG PRINT ROSENDAHLS ADVERTISING K ATHRINE ENGBERG / [+45] 4326 1112 COVER OH! BY KOPENHAGEN FUR HA S SOMETHING SPECIAL IN STORE. THE COAT COLLECTION WILL BE AVAIL ABLE DURING AUTUMN.

6 News in brief 12 Oslo Fur Auctions and Kopenhagen Fur enter into a new co-operation 13 Norwegian Type – branding the Norwegian skins 14 Excellence through generations 16 Swakara collection unveiled 18 The proud farmers and enduring sheep:110 years of Swakara 20 Meet our auctioneers: Stig Reinhold – The Chinchilla “referee” at Kopenhagen Fur 23 Events in Copenhagen 24 Our new reception area 26 Kopenhagen Fur’s sales dates for 2018 27 Auction Schedule 2017 30 Contact Kopenhagen Fur


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EDITORIAL RENEWED DANISH-NORWEGIAN CO-OPERATION

At the beginning of June, the Norwegian Fur Breeders Association decided at its AGM to enter into a new co-operation with Kopenhagen Fur. With 21 votes for and just one against, the Norwegian fur farmers chose Kopenhagen Fur to be their preferred sales platform from 2018. The votes show great confidence in Kopenhagen Fur and I very much look forward to welcoming the Norwegian fur breeders. At the same time I am excited about the fact that, from 2018, Kopenhagen Fur will be able to offer some of the finest fox skins in the world to our customers. In recent years, the Norwegian fur farmers have fought for their existence in a political battle with strong forces working to ban fur breeding. On 10 January this year, the Norwegian parliament voted in favour of a sustainable development of fur breeding. Through openness, dedicated political work, commitment to high animal welfare, a sustainable development and implementation of WelFur, the Norwegian Fur Breeders Association has won the battle. These are values that Kopenhagen Fur shares and wishes to support across borders in order to build a strong and vital future for our trade. At Kopenhagen Fur we are dedicated to securing the best possible marketing and sale of Norwegian fox and mink skins. Norwegian mink skins are intersorted with Kopenhagen Fur’s collection of mink skins, whereas the Norwegian fox skins will be sold under the new brand name ‘Norwegian Type’. The Norwegian fox skins are renowned in the fur trade and the fashion world

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At Kopenhagen Fur we are dedicated to securing the best possible marketing and sale of Norwegian fox and mink skins. Norwegian mink skins are intersorted with Kopenhagen Fur’s collection of mink skins, whereas the Norwegian fox skins will be sold under the new brand name ‘Norwegian Type’.

Photo: Helle Moos

for their distinctive character and quality. The number of skins is limited and the type is a highly demanded niche product. Kopenhagen Fur will launch several marketing initiatives to brand Norwegian Type in a similar way known from our marketing of Namibian Swakara, Greenlandic seal skins and Chinchilla, all special skin types that are highly valued by Kopenhagen Fur because they are perfect supplements to our collection of mink skins. Our bouquet of skin types and qualities is unsurpassed in the fur trade and Norwegian Type is yet another attractive skin strengthening our auction house and enabling us to service our auction customers in the best possible way.

Like our other skin types, Norwegian Type will be part of Kopenhagen Fur Studio’s skin portfolio and our talented designers and furriers are already working on new techniques and developing styles that will be presented internationally to the fashion world at selected fur and fashion fairs. The marketing of these special fur types increases demand and supports our auction customers in expanding their markets and servicing their customers. I look forward to a long and fruitful cooperation with our Norwegian colleagues.

BY JESPER UGGERHØJ, CEO, KOPENHAGEN FUR

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NEWS IN BRIEF

FIRST-TIME TOP LOT BUYER HAS GREAT AMBITIONS It was certainly not the first time Mr Yi Xiao Liu purchased skins at Kopenhagen Fur, but it was the first time he obtained a Top Lot for his company, Vienna Fur, which is located in TongErPu. Yi Xiao Liu is an old friend of the house as his business with Kopenhagen Fur began in 2007. Now, he is the proud owner of a Silverblue Cross Males Top Lot. - I have been in the fur trade for 20 years, but in 2005 Kopenhagen Fur was doing promotion in China, and that is when I became interested in co-operating with this auction house, he says. Over the years Yi Xiao Liu has built up a sound company. Vienna Fur now has three shops in TongErPu, and the recently purchased Top Lot skins will be displayed in all three shops before they are to be used for a fur coat. The coat will then be sold to a fortunate customer in China.

For the second time in a row, a Kopenhagen Fur Chinchilla Top Lot is headed for China. The buyer was Jialin Yang for Fu Ya Di Fur Co., represented in the picture by Ms Luo Weijie with Jesper Lauge Christensen, Exec. V.P. Commercial at Kopenhagen Fur. - We saw the prosperous future of Chinchilla on the market, and we believe that there will be a greater need for Chinchilla in the future. We are trying to break the tradition of only using traditional fur, to seek more design inspiration from different types of skins, said buyer Jialin Yang after the purchase. The price was 1,700 DKK per skin, showing the company’s devotion and ambition for quality. Jialin Yang said his creative designers will make a series of products featuring Chinchilla and now they have the opportunity to work with the most exclusive material on the market. Fu Ya Di Fur Co. is a modern fur garment company combining design, manufacture and retail. The company comes from Haining, a city southwest of Shanghai renowned for its leather industry.

Yi Xiao Liu explained why he bought the skins:

- Kopenhagen Fur is known for offering skins of high quality with good colours, which is why I always come to Kopenhagen Fur when I need skins. I prefer mink skins with natural colours, and these are very good, he says. Yi Xiao Liu has achieved much in his years in the fur trade and he has ambitions for the future. He wants to strengthen his brand further and create high-fashion fur stores. - Hopefully, I will return to Kopenhagen Fur and purchase another Top Lot, he says. The Silverblue Cross Males Top Lot was purchased for 670 DKK per skin at the June auction.

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FU YA DI TOOK HOME THE CHINCHILLA TOP LOT

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in his mind, while his opponent began to hesitate when the bidding came higher and higher. It was sold at DKK 5,000, which makes it the most expensive Top Lot ever to be sold at Kopenhagen Fur. The buyer was Chinese Li Yanqi, the owner of the fur company Ou Ya Sheng Qi Fur Garment Co., Ltd. - I bought the Top Lot as part of a promotion of my company’s 10th anniversary, which we are celebrating this year. I want to show that my company is rising to a higher level and I hope that, in co-operation with Kopenhagen Fur, I can design a beautiful style using these skins, he says. The finished style will be displayed in the window of Li Yangi’s largest store of approximately 1,000 square metres.

THE MOST EXPENSIVE TOP LOT EVER THE HAMMER FELL ON A STAGGERING BID OF DKK 5,000 PER SKIN IN THE TOP LOT AT THE JUNE AUCTION. The atmosphere in the auction room was euphoric as the Top Lot of Pearl Beige Velvet Females was offered for sale. It built up as the bids did, says Per Knudsen, Chief Auctioneer. - People became more and more curious standing up and filming the battle of bids between the two gentlemen, who could both see the value of winning the Top Lot. The eventual Top Lot winner was very determined and sat with his hand in the air from start to finish. There was no doubt

GOOD CO-OPERATION Li Yanqi has been a regular customer at the auctions for the last five years and this was his second Top Lot. He bought his first Top Lot, Palomino Velvet Females, at his first auction at Kopenhagen Fur in 2012. He buys his skins at Kopenhagen Fur because he thinks he is taken good care of as a customer and because he can buy the best skins here. He is pleased with the co-operation, which goes both ways around, says Per Knudsen. - When the market boomed in China, everyone could join. Now, we are beginning to see who has the visions and the ability to stay the course whether or not their business strategy is sustainable. We know Li Yanqi very well and have a good relationship with him. He has a vision that in many ways resembles Kopenhagen Fur’s in terms of focus on quality, design, sustainability and development. THE MOST EXPENSIVE CHARITY LOT One lot has been sold more expensive than today’s Top Lot. It was a charity lot that was the very last lot that former Sales Director, Erik Neergaard, sold. The lot was sold in 2009 for DKK 11,000 per skin. The money went to Kopenhagen Fur’s charity project in Namibia.

SEALSKINS ARE NOW QUALITY LABELLED Garments carrying a Kopenhagen Fur quality label are made from fur skins that are unmatched in quality. Only skins sold through Kopenhagen Fur and graded by our graders can carry the Kopenhagen Fur quality label. Most skins sold through Kopenhagen Fur are mink skins, but Kopenhagen Fur’s quality labels extend equally to fox, chinchilla and swakara skins – and now also seal.

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NEWS IN BRIEF KOPENHAGEN FUR AT THE 42ND KASTORIA INTERNATIONAL FUR FAIR 2017 During the 42nd Kastoria International Fur Fair 2017, Kopenhagen Fur was among the 100 prominent exhibitors from the fur world. Kastoria, the historical Greek fur centre, is noted for having guests that represent all parts of the value chain from producers to retailers. At the four-day festival in northern Greece, Kopenhagen Fur Studio was also present. In the left picture, Louise Fenger Hvilsted and Sofie Erichsen from the Studio demonstrate special fur techniques for the Greek family business Etherion Fur Collection, the same company that

represented the Swakara dress in the photo on the right and also a Top Lot buyer at Kopenhagen Fur’s auctions. Among other activities, Kopenhagen Fur received design students from the Imagine Talents’ programme. This was the 42nd Kastoria International Fur Fair and the event organizers reported participation from more than 30 countries, the majority of retailers coming from Russia.

UPDATED SEPTEMBER AUCTION DATES

SORTING COURSES AT KOPENHAGEN FUR

Please note that Kopenhagen Fur’s September auction will take place from 5 to 13 September. Inspection from Monday, 28 August to Monday, 4 September. We look forward to welcoming you.

We are currently preparing the schedule for the next sorting courses that will be held at Kopenhagen Fur. The dates will be published on our website when available. Please stay updated at kopenhagenfur.com/auction.

It is no longer necessary to be present in the auction room to be completely updated on the latest skin prices. With the new updated Kopenhagen Fur Auction app, customers can use the notification feature to receive notifications about prices every time a skin type has been sold. In addition, deviations will be calculated based on the selected currency - and not in DKK as previously. This means that customers and farmers alike can receive general information about the market price level as the auction takes place. The data in the app is updated continuously. In fact, viewers can see the sales figures shortly after the gavel has come down. All that is required is a smart phone or tablet with an internet connection.

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GOOD OVERVIEW Apart from the updated sales figures, you can also read auction news, statistics and a listing of when the auctions are being held.The Auction app is available for all major platforms both in English and Chinese.

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The International Fur Federation is about to realize this concept of certification to ensure the highest welfare and environmental standards of the trade. IFDDA started to work with Oeko-tex as early as 2016 and invited representatives from Oeko-tex to present certification concepts at this meeting. Oeko-tex is well-known in the textile industry. The Oeko-tex Leather Standard has been in place since January 2017 and since leather and fur are related, the co-operation with Oekotex is entered into to ascertain whether it is possible to create an Oeko-tex Fur Standard.

INTERNATIONAL FUR DRESSERS AND DYERS ASSOCIATION (IFDDA) TRACEABILITY STARTUP MEETING IFDDA had an initial meeting during the June auction at Kopenhagen Fur in order to take the next step in the work on the principles of compliance and traceability.

On this occasion, Victor Leenders, the present Chairman of IFDDA, presented Katarzyna Chlebny, from the company S.P.V., with IFDDA’s first star award in recognition of her dedicated services rendered to IFDDA as its first Chairperson from 2012 to 2014. Another IFDDA star award went to Roberto Scarpella, from the Italian dressing and dyeing company M.I.B, who was IFDDA’s second Chairperson from 2014 to 2016. Roberto Scarpella initiated IFDDA’s first sustainability report of the European dressing sector.

- Step one: Customers and buyers must register beforehand at www.kopenhagenfur.com or send an e-mail to customers@kopenhagenfur.com. Please inform us how many guests you are bringing or intend to bring. - Step two: Customers and buyers are also required to register at the main entrance upon arrival. Buyers’ registration – How to register to get your buyer number for the sales:

REMEMBER TO REGISTER Customers and buyers travelling from countries requiring a visa will benefit greatly from registering upon their arrival at Kopenhagen Fur.

Buyers arriving during inspection or sales are required to register by signing the Buyer’s Register form as early as possible in order to receive their buyer number sign and have seats allocated in the auction room. As registration may take some time, please register well in advance of the sales. On inspection days, registration takes place in the Customer Department.

Customers and Buyers - How to register: Registration at the auctions is a two-step process that is both quick and easy.

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On selling days, registration takes place at the Customer Service Counter in front of the auction room.

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NEWS IN BRIEF become a hit. Firstly, the design is fresh and fun. Additionally, they have come at a time when people are increasingly interested in wearing furry footwear. These days people aren’t afraid of the funky design, Trine Storm says. In fact, the fastest-selling slippers have been the most edgy ones – the ‘Foxy Freya’ named after its designer, Freya Wewer. For those unfortunate ones, who didn’t get a pair of the sold-out slippers this time, Trine Storm reveals that more slippers of a similar kind are on the way. You can expect them to appear at various fashion weeks later in the year, then be released for sale in next year’s spring-summer season.

FUR SLIPPERS ARE A SIGN OF THE TIMES How foxy can a pair of slippers be? The answer is very foxy indeed. Oh! by Kopenhagen Fur’s latest interpretation of the classic H2O slippers made its breakthrough this spring and we asked Trine Storm, Head of Marketing and PR at Oh! by Kopenhagen Fur, to explain the success.

– There are several reasons why the fur slippers have

– The basic concept will remain the same, just like the opportunity to choose between fox and mink slippers. But we’ll see the edginess that people like coming across in a new way. This time, the most noticeable pair might turn out to be mink slippers with stripes from a digital print technique. The slippers mark a new tendency at Oh! by Kopenhagen Fur. The brand is expanding beyond accessories and fluffy footwear. The forthcoming collections will introduce more wearable items, such as jackets, coats and collars, including the new summer jackets to be released in August.

saw a fashion show, arranged by fashion expert Jim Lyngvild, called The Ride of the Valkyries, for which he has previously received an award in Shanghai.

Jesper Uggerhøj gave the first speech of the evening.

- Kopenhagen Fur is the global centre for the fur trade. From the outset, we had great ambitions and then in 1963, we had to build new premises because great ambitions require large premises. We have been building ever since – and for exactly the same reason; we never stand still, we are always on our way forward with new initiatives, innovation and growth ambitions, he said.

SUMMER PARTY AT KOPENHAGEN FUR

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The ambition for growth can also be seen in the new packing system, which will be of great benefit for the customers.

Customers, farmers, employees and friends of the house attended when Kopenhagen Fur opened their doors for a summer party, where the completion of the construction work in the production area was celebrated.

- With the inauguration of this building, we have more than one hundred and twenty thousand square metres of available space, said Søren Valentin, COO at Kopenhagen Fur, and added:

1,200 guests were seated for the summer party in Kopenhagen Fur’s newest production hall. Mai Mercado, the Minister for Children and Social Affairs, was invited to cut the silk ribbon together with Jesper Uggerhøj, CEO at Kopenhagen Fur, and Tage Pedersen, Chairman of the Board. The many guests also

- Two new vacuum packing machines have been taken into use this year, and an additional three machines will be added during the autumn. This means that all fur skins will be vacuum-packed from the next sales season. This process protects the skins from bugs, moisture, water and weather conditions during storage and on their onward journey to the dressing companies.

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2018 CALENDAR IS NOW AVAILABLE

The 2018 calendar with next season’s auction dates will be available in the service counters as from the September auction 2017 onwards.

POSTERS FOR THE NEW SEASON For the 2018 season, we have produced new fashion posters that will be available in the service counters from the September auction 2017 onwards.

Julie Maria Iversen, V.P. Design and Creativity at Kopenhagen Fur, was equally delighted with the award. - This is perfectly in line with our vision of becoming the world’s leading sustainable fur auction house. It is a seal of approval, not only that ELLE chose to nominate us, but also that we actually won the award, she said. A GIANT IMPACT For Else Skjold, Researcher at Design School Kolding, the award is recognition of Kopenhagen Fur’s efforts in supporting scientific research that examines the sustainability of fur.

KOPENHAGEN FUR WINS CSR AWARD AT ELLE STYLE AWARDS ELLE’s Corporate Social Responsibility award was won by Kopenhagen Fur due to the company’s focus on sustainability and social responsibility. The award was presented at the ELLE Style Awards 2017. -This year’s CSR award goes to… Kopenhagen Fur! These were the words during ELLE style Awards 2017 and CEO Jesper Uggerhøj was highly delighted with the acknowledgement. - The CSR award is the one we wanted to win the most, he said and added: - CSR and sustainability is something we have worked on these last few years; sustainability in our production and design whilst creating the world’s best animal welfare, so this means a lot.

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- I think this recognition is amazing. I am proud of being a part of it and pleased that Kopenhagen Fur has chosen to work with a researcher like myself to develop new knowledge, she said after Kopenhagen Fur received the award. Else Skjold points out that fur is unique due to its strength and longevity while maintaining its new appearance for many years. These qualities provide designers with opportunities, especially now when green, sustainable business models are becoming increasingly popular. - This is something the fashion industry is very interested in and it has been a part of the fur business all along, she adds. For ELLE, the choice of Kopenhagen Fur seemed obvious. - Kopenhagen Fur is a company that has a great impact on corporate social responsibility. It is a world-famous company trading with many of the largest fashion houses. They can really make a difference, said Cecilie Ingdal, Editor-in-Chief for ELLE Denmark, and added: - Whether it is about fashion, beauty products or food, sustainability must be fundamental.

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KOPENHAGEN FUR AND OSLO FUR AUCTIONS ENTER INTO A NEW CO-OPERATION The Chairman as well as the CEO of Oslo Fur Auctions visited Kopenhagen Fur to sign the agreement between the two auction houses. BY MICHAEL ABILON

Bertran Trane Skadsem, Chairman of Oslo Fur Auctions, on the left in the picture and Tage Pedersen, Chairman of Kopenhagen Fur, on the right during the signing ceremony.

During the June auction, Bertran Trande Skadsem, Chairman of Oslo Fur Auctions, and CEO Knut Berg visited Kopenhagen Fur to sign the agreement that makes Kopenhagen Fur the preferred sales platform for Norwegian skins from 2018. The agreement was confirmed at the Norwegian farmers’ AGM in the beginning of June with 21 votes for and just 1 against. Tage Pedersen, Kopenhagen Fur’s Chairman, and CEO Jesper Uggerhøj welcomed the Norwegian delegation. - We have chosen to enter into a cooperation with Kopenhagen Fur, because we believe that it is to the benefit of the Norwegian fur trade. Kopenhagen Fur has an impressive skin collection which attracts many customers. So, we are very

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happy and have good faith in this cooperation, says Bertran Trane Skadsem. Tage Pedersen is equally pleased. - We are very happy about this. We have previously had a good co-operation with our Norwegian colleagues, so we are glad to have them back. Obviously, this also means that we get a larger market share, so it is in line with the company’s goals, he says. Kopenhagen Fur previously had a co-operation with Oslo Fur Auctions, when the Danish fur breeders were part of Saga Furs in a Scandinavian cooperation, which ended in 2004. Since then, Oslo Fur Auctions has had an agreement with Saga Furs in Helsinki. However, several Norwegian farmers sold their skins at Kopenhagen Fur’s

auctions during this period. Because of the renewed co-operation, many more Norwegian skins will be sold in Denmark, including the special and sought-after Norwegian fox types. The new agreement means that Kopenhagen Fur is preparing the grading facilities so that it can process the many Norwegian skins expected to be delivered to Denmark. In addition, a marketing strategy has been outlined, involving Kopenhagen Fur Studio whereby Norwegian Type will be used to create fur styles for marketing events around the world. Kopenhagen Fur will actively introduce international designers to Norwegian fox skins to secure its use and popularity on the catwalks of the world.

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Fur farmer Øystein Storholm (on the picture) is pleased with the new co-operation. Read about his perspective on fox fur farming on the next page.

NORWEGIAN TYPE – BRANDING THE NORWEGIAN SKINS From 2018, Norwegian fox skins will be found in Kopenhagen Fur’s inspection halls. There will be a strong focus on this type and its unique qualities in the marketing of these skins. BY MICHAEL ABILON

The new co-operation between the Norwegian Fur Breeders Association and Kopenhagen Fur means that Kopenhagen Fur has begun the initial marketing process of the Norwegian skins. Fox skins from Norway are known for their unique quality, which Kopenhagen Fur wants to promote. Kopenhagen Fur has done this successfully with Swakara skins from Namibia. Although this is a vastly different skin type, the example is comparable from a marketing perspective. Namibian Swakara farmers have benefitted tremendously from the partnership with Kopenhagen Fur as this skin type is becoming increasingly better known and popular in Asia. - There is no doubt that the Nordic skin types offer something very special to our auction customers. The unique type and exclusivity of the collection means that we must be clear in our branding of the skins, says Jesper Lauge Christensen, Exec. V.P. Commercial at Kopenhagen Fur. SORTING IS KEY In preparation for this new co-operation,

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Kopenhagen Fur is making a new area for the grading of the Norwegian fox skins. Only the highest standards can secure a high level of quality grading, and Kopenhagen Fur is well-known for this. Therefore, graders, with 25 years of fox grading experience, will take care of the quality grading of the new Norwegian Type. - We will view the grading in an innovative way by focusing on exclusivity and types. Fortunately, we have the grading capacity in our house to take on this task and we also have the creative capacity in Kopenhagen Fur Studio to make innovative styles incorporating these exclusive fox types, says Jesper Lauge Christensen. INDEPENDENT MARKETING PROGRAMME FOR NORWEGIAN TYPE Norwegian Type will receive its own campaign pictures and logo. At Kopenhagen Fur Studio, the furriers are currently busy considering the many opportunities for style development

involving Norwegian Type. Development of styles is important so that Norwegian Type can be represented, not only at Kopenhagen Fur Studio‘s own showroom, but also at international fur, fashion and textile fairs. At Kopenhagen Fur Studio, Norwegian Type is eagerly anticipated. - We look forward to working with Norwegian Type and playing with this fantastic material. The fashion trade is longing for this kind of exclusivity and uniqueness, and with Norwegian Type they will get both. I am excited to see what it can develop into after our furriers have had their hands on the skins, says Julie Maria Iversen, V.P. Design and Creativity, Kopenhagen Fur. A fox style is currently being made and it will be ready by September. It will be presented to the Norwegian farmers before being sent to Premiere Vision, an international textile fair for the world’s leading designers and manufacturers, and additional fur technique samples will be made for the fairs in 2018.

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EXCELLENCE THROUGH GENERATIONS For Øystein Storholm, whose family has been in the fox trade for almost 100 years, fox breeding runs in his blood. Quality above all has been his family mantra since the 1920s. BY MICHAEL ABILON

In Oppdal, Norway, surrounded by mountains, valleys and endless forests, Øystein Storholm’s family has raised foxes since 1924. In this beautiful region of Norway, the world’s finest fox skins are produced by farmers who value the craftsmanship and knowledge that is required to produce what Øystein calls “a proper fox”. Øystein Storholm has great expectations of the new agreement between Oslo Fur Auctions and Kopenhagen Fur, appointing Kopenhagen Fur to be the future sales platform for Norwegian fur skins. - We believe in Kopenhagen Fur; we believe they can market the strengths of the Norwegian fox, he says. The Norwegian skins will be sold at

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Kopenhagen Fur’s auctions from 2018 onwards. FOX BREEDING RUNS IN THE BLOOD Since the Storholm family has been in the fox business for 93 years, he knows the strength of the Norwegian fox. As he himself puts it: - We were raised with fox farming, so it is in our blood, he says and continues: - We excel at animal welfare and quality. Here in Norway, we view every animal making sure that it is healthy. Furthermore, for generations we have been breeding and improving on our Silver Fox and Blue Fox; they have a very good quality balance between wool and nap hairs. Øystein emphasizes that he has a great

focus on animal welfare, not only because it is a key to good quality, but also because he cares for his animals. - Animal welfare is very important. My animals depend on me. I can’t have a good night’s sleep if I’m not certain that my foxes are ok. I am proud of my animals and work hard to care for them. If they aren’t cared for, then it is not worth it, he says. Proper animal welfare is welldocumented in Norway. The fur trade in Norway receives visits more frequently than other sectors in Norwegian agriculture, and these unannounced visits reveal that Norwegian fur farming is comparable to the remaining sectors in Norwegian agriculture. The Norwegian fur trade also has its own certification called FarmSert, which

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Øystein Storholm believes that Kopenhagen Fur is the right sales platform for Norwegian Type and he hopes that the customers and various markets around the world will see the benefits of Norwegian skins and use them creatively.

ensures the trade follows the legislation that is outlined by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. All fur farms in Norway receive visits from veterinarians at least three times a year to check up on the farms and provide the farmer with professional advice. Norwegian farms are also required to be WelFur certified, which serves as another guarantee for a high level of animal welfare. By 2020, Kopenhagen Fur will only sell WelFur certified mink and fox skins. WelFur is an international certification system that greatly benefits the consumers, because they can rest assured that fur garments with the WelFur logo come from farms with certified animal welfare. NEW OPPORTUNITIES Øystein Storholm believes that Kopenhagen Fur is the right sales platform for Norwegian Type and hopes that the customers and

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various markets around the world will see the benefits of Norwegian skins and use them creatively. - Our Norwegian foxes are very special.

They can’t be compared to any other skins. I believe and hope that Kopenhagen Fur can bring us into a new era with renewed possibilities for Norwegian foxes, he says.

Did you know this about Norwegian Type? • The unique Norwegian Blue Fox type is the result of crossbreeding the Alaskan blue fox and the Arctic blue fox. It is characterized by short, blue and black nap hairs with a clear contrast to its dense and deep wool, which is relatively light in colour with some blue shades in the bottom. • Shadow Type. This type was created around 1950. It is very light in colour and even the darkest will be dominated by light colours along the sides and the belly. • Silver Fox. This is the result of a rare mutation among red foxes. The mutation causes the red pigment to be replaced by a darker pigment. The Silver Fox is a relatively longhaired, dark type with nap hairs that have a prominent silver colour. Hence, the name Silver Fox. The belly has a dark stripe and there is a clear cross on its back.

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SWAKARA COLLECTION UNVEILED Wang Yutao, Designer and Fashion Director of the brand Beautyberry and its sub-brand B+, recently launched his newest B+ collection featuring the use of Swakara skins. BY MICHAEL ABILON

Wang Yutao was selected to work on a series of Swakara styles in 2016, when he visited Namibia and Kopenhagen Fur Studio. The first time Wang Yutao saw Swakara, he was deeply attracted by the beautiful, natural patterns. The zigzag, characteristic to all Swakara skins, reminded him of valleys of mountains and rivers. Yet it was as smooth and gentle as silk. His venture into Swakara skins is a first among major Asian designers, and in 2016, Wang Yutao noted that the skin type could be used and aimed directly at young Asian fashion consumers. - One can use different parts of the Swakara skins for men’s and women’s wear and especially the young Chinese are fond of Swakara. The look is considered young and trendy, he says, which indicates that Swakara has a strong potential for a positive future in Asia, he said early in the development phase. For this reason, he uses Swakara in his B+ brand, which is aimed directly at young consumers. SWAKARA IS FOR THE FUR CONNOISSEUR The recent unveiling of the B+ Swakara

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collection was met with excitement. Peter Xu, fashion blogger and fashion expert, with millions of followers on the Chinese social media, praises Wang Yutao’s use of the new fur material. - This is definitely a special type of fur fashion material. It looks more artistic when you first look at the skin type. It is somewhat difficult to estimate the potential, but it could be used more in a niche market. People will feel the elegance once they get a closer look and get to touch the material, says Peter Xu. Julie Maria Iversen, V.P Design & Creativity at Kopenhagen Fur, has had the opportunity to follow Wang Yutao’s Swakara work from the beginning, and she is impressed by his ability and eagerness to embrace what is considered a new type of skin for many Asian fur fashion consumers. - Kopenhagen Fur always benefits from working with talented designers who are eager to act as pioneers by working with and introducing new materials in their own collections. Wang Yutao is just that – a pioneer. He has previously worked with mink, but this is his first venture in to the world of Swakara. His unique designs and perspective on Swakara will introduce

Wang Yutao’s venture into Swakara skins is a first among major Asian designers, and in 2016, he noted that the skin type could be used and aimed directly at young Asian fashion consumers.

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Wang Yutao believes that is only a matter of time before Swakara is widely used by designers in Asia.

this skin type to key consumers in a core market, she says and adds: - Kopenhagen Fur definitely benefits from working with strong, wellestablished brands in Asia that can help us introduce a unique skin type such as Swakara to various markets and also inspire other international designers to work with Swakara. SUSTAINABLE SWAKARA William Chen, Chairman of IFF, China, is pleased that Swakara is featured in such a prominent manner and hopes that it will lead to increased consumer awareness of this skin type. - Swakara is one of the most precious skin types. The discerning fashion consumer could discover Swakara featured in many international brand collections. Swakara is also a skin type that uses a sustainable development model that benefits South West Africa. The use of Swakara in Chinese fur fashion indicates that Chinese consumers’ tastes are becoming more international. They are devoting more attention to exclusivity and green consumption, he says.

he is grateful that he has had the opportunity to work with and present Swakara via his brand. - Through an unforgettable visit to Namibia, I understood the scarcity of Swakara. It is produced in a perfect,

ecological environment. Swakara is a material with, what I believe, the most beautiful pattern given by nature. Hopefully, there will be more people in China who get to know and love its unique beauty.

About the designer Wang Yutao Renowned Chinese fashion designer Wang Yutao graduated from Tianjin Crafts and Arts Academy and established his own brand ‘Beautyberry’ in 2005 and sub-brand ‘B+ by Beautyberry’ in 2015. Wang Yutao lives in the Far East and does not see Chinese style as simply adding Chinese elements into one’s design. He advocates the concept of pursuing similarity in spirit rather than in form. Wang Yutao believes that Eastern culture inspires us to slow down and enjoy life. He tries to instil a sense of relaxation into his designs to present what he defines as “another kind of Chinese style”. About the collection The collection is expressed through three themes. For the colourful part of the collection, Wang Yutao has used simple, straight lines and colourful shapes that echo the rock craze of the 1970s. The second part of the collection was designed using Swakara in its original colour. Inspired by the fashion of the 1960s, black, white and grey are put in Mondrian order expressing the modern women with the “elegance of Audrey Hepburn”. Finally, the black style showcases the most beautiful fashion of the 1980s; Radiant colours, short high waists, puff sleeves and bright yellow, spherical decorations give the feeling of a carefree youth.

A RARE SKIN TYPE As for the man himself, Wang YuTao,

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THE PROUD FARMERS AND ENDURING SHEEP: 110 YEARS OF SWAKARA This year marks an anniversary of Swakara in Namibia, now celebrating 110 years of fur production. Fur farming in South West Africa has its ups and downs, and yet the Namibian producers continue to play an important part on the international fur scene - with better products than ever, some say. BY MORTEN OKKELS

When settlers imported the karakul sheep, as it was then known, all the way from Central Asia via Germany to South West Africa, it probably seemed like a crazy idea at the time. But now, more than a century later, the Swakara production is still going strong in Namibia, the high-class skins being sold at Kopenhagen Fur’s auctions in April and September. – For 110 years, farmers have been proud to make a product that ranks in the top of the fur world, and today they are able to deliver to a high-end fashion market, says Wessel Visser, AGRA, Namibia. The fur business in South West Africa was founded by German settlers in 1907, and the first exports were sold at German fur auctions in the 1920s. But the karakul sheep soon caught on with Namibia’s Afrikaans-speaking community as well. This was especially because the animals proved their worth during the difficult periods of drought as in the early 30s – just like they still prove their worth today when the regional climate turns tough.

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– My grandfather was a karakul farmer as well. He wasn’t one of the original karakul farmers in Namibia in 1907 though; that’s one more generation back. But a few Swakara farmers in Namibia are actually able to trace their ancestry back to the very beginning, Wessel Visser says. A NAME OF ITS OWN For decades, these skins were commonly called Persians, but 1966 saw the introduction of the word Swakara – short for South West African KARAkul. Another name was the Black Diamond. Today, Swakara is not only a private designation, but a politically recognized word for the Namibian karakul sheep. Why would animals once relocated from Asia need a name of their own? The reason is that the dedicated farmers and researchers changed the animals considerably through the years, both to suit the needs of the farmers and the tastes of the buyers. The breeding changed the heavy, long curly-patterned skins of the Karakul sheep to a light-

weight, flat type of Swakara skins with exquisite patterns and outstanding quality. – But usually the farmers only see the skins they produce themselves and then ship to Kopenhagen Fur. So, for the upcoming 110th anniversary, it’s been important for us to have a fashion show and really showcase the beautiful garments that are the final result, says the Namibian Swakara manager. UPS AND DOWNS IN THE FUR TRADE After some decades of popularity, Swakara sales took a downturn in the 80s and 90s. The way back has been a stringent focus on quality. – The government has been an important partner in the process, supporting farmers who wanted to stick to the Swakara strategy even in more troubled times. In addition, training programmes and better quality rams have made way for an upward trend since the late 90s. While Swakara skins do not currently sell in the millions every year, they

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Swakara has a proud history that has been refined over a period of 110 years. And the quality of the skins will only continue to improve in the future.

make up for it in class – as lately noted at Kopenhagen Fur’s April auction when Swakara specialist Athanasios Konstantinou of Kastoria bought a Top Lot. Not planned, said the expert afterwards, but simply because he judged it the best Black Swakara he had ever seen. Historically, the international Swakara sales have moved around between Germany, London and New York. However, today Kopenhagen Fur is the obvious partner. In recent years, the wellestablished strategy is marketing Swakara in key markets as an exclusive skin type for connoisseurs who desire something unique and exclusive. – Additionally, the good health and well-being of our animals are highly important factors to us. We are as serious about animal welfare as about the quality of our skins and we have made it our priority to adhere to international standards, Wessel Visser points out. OPTIMISM FOR WHAT LIES AHEAD Even though both the sheep and the

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fur market are different from what they were 110 years back, it is well worth acknowledging that it all started in Namibia in 1907. The Swakara Board reports plans for official celebrations in October 2017. Besides the aforementioned fashion event, this will include a gala dinner for farmers, stakeholders, business partners and government representatives.

Timeline: 1907 1915-1920 1924 1930-1932 1946 1966 1980 1990 1994

So, what does the future hold for Swakara? Stable growth is Wessel Visser’s guess: – Of course, fur prices depend on many things. But I think in the coming years we’ll continue to have a top class Swakara quality while having a small increase in quantity as well, much of this being White Swakara, Visser says.

The first 12 sheep arrive in German South West Africa. As a result of World War I, South Africa takes over German South West Africa. First international sale of Swakara at Leipzig fur auctions. Severe droughts provide a class example of sheep’s ability to endure hardships. The first Namibian co-operative, the Farmers Co-operative Union (FCU), was founded. Swakara becomes a trademark and a formal distinction to distinguish African skins from Asian ones. Agra (Co-op) Ltd. takes over the operations of the existing company BKB forming the first independent agricultural co-operative for Namibians. Namibia becomes an independent country. Start of the co-operation between Swakara farmers and Kopenhagen Fur.

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STIG REINHOLD – THE CHINCHILLA ”REFEREE” AT KOPENHAGEN FUR Stig is one of Kopenhagen Fur’s most familiar faces, having been with the company since 1979 when he started as a trainee. His everyday job is handling farmer contact and skin collection for Kopenhagen Fur in the Nordic countries, and five weeks a year, he is an auctioneer with the Chinchilla sale as his specialty. We talked with him about his job now and then, including the similarity between conducting an auction and refereeing a football match. BY MORTEN OKKELS

Meet our auctioneers: How did Kopenhagen Fur’s auctioneers end on the podium and how do they feel about their work? We will find out in this series, featuring a new Kopenhagen Fur auctioneer in the coming issues of Kopenhagen Fur News.

-Why and how did you become an auctioneer at Kopenhagen Fur? -Because I was young and ambitious, because it sounded like fun. I had been in the company for some years and then they asked me. At first, I thought it would probably be for a limited period but now it has been for about 30 years. I hang on because it’s fun - and because it helps me in my ordinary job as well. Many of the farmers I work with like to see the auctioneer come around, hearing things from his perspective. -Do you remember the first time you took the stage? -You better believe I was nervous. Now, of course I had experience from the other

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positions on the five-man auction team, but taking charge of the auction is a huge last step from there. To make things worse, I was wearing this ridiculous tie and the microphone kept sliding downwards, so suddenly customers began shouting that they couldn’t hear me! Fortunately, they were forgiving, knowing it was my first time and expecting me to get better at it quickly which I did. -Does that mean you don’t get nervous anymore? -I wouldn’t say the auction makes me nervous, but I still get this feeling of tension, of excitement, before it’s my turn to go which I think is a good thing because it reminds you never to treat it as

pure routine. You have to stay completely focused when you’re up there, no matter if you’ve done it many times before. -Can you give an example of something that has changed over the years you’ve spent auctioning? -In my early years here, the tone could sometimes be a bit aggressive. At one auction an angry buyer threw an ashtray at me. But that’s a long time ago and a lot has changed since then. Today’s auction environment is much more controlled and you can count on everybody to act professionally. -Eventually you became the prime Chinchilla auctioneer at the auction house. How did it end that way? -Well, again, because they asked me!

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When we sell mink, especially the popular types, the auctioneer’s main challenge is to keep track of the numerous buyers who want to make themselves noticed. Chinchilla selling is different. There you have fewer bidders, say 15-20 at a time, and you watch out for them, because they make more subtle bids, knowing each other well and watching each other closely, says Stig Reinhold.

And then I really did like the idea of having a field of my own, to have something to specialize in. -Do you feel that selling Chinchilla is different from selling mink? -Absolutely. When we sell mink, especially the popular types, the auctioneer’s main challenge is to keep track of the numerous buyers who want to make themselves noticed. Chinchilla selling is different. There you have fewer bidders, say 15-20 at a time, and you watch out for them, because they make more subtle bids, knowing each other well and watching each other closely. Also,

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Chinchilla begins selling at a relatively lower starting price, then takes time while buyers excel in openings and counteroffers. All this makes for a highly tactical game. -In that case, does the auctioneer sometimes feel like he is playing games too? -Well, I guess the auctioneer is part of the game much like a football referee. It’s not his job to take sides in the game but to ensure it is a fair game. Just like with a referee, if nobody is talking about the auctioneer’s performance at the end of the day, it usually means he has done a good job.

-What would be your advice to me if I wanted to become an auctioneer at Kopenhagen Fur someday? -I’d ask you to ask yourself if you really want to. These weeks of auctioning are more intense and stressful than you’d think, customers shouting and all eyes on you and your responsibility. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to discourage anybody here. If you’re up to the task, and if you’re good enough to lead the auction, then sure – there’s some highly interesting and rewarding work ahead of you. I’m just saying you should understand in advance that the job is not for everyone.

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EVENTS IN COPENHAGEN 28 AUGUST – 13 JULY 2017

OPERA

RIGOLETTO

Rigoletto is one of Verdi’s greatest triumphs and has been an audience favourite since it opened in 1851. The hunchbacked and ridiculed court jester Rigoletto struggles desperately to gain the respect of his peers. The only joy in his life is his beloved daughter, Gilda. Rigoletto is prepared to do everything in his power to protect her from the sorrows of life, but a terrible mistake makes his world fall apart, and in nightmarish hallucinations, he relives his mistake over and over again as insanity drags him further and further into its DANCE

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

grip. Rigoletto is performed in Italian with Danish subtitles.

The repertoire ranges from street dance to African to the elegant style of classical ballet. Sensual presence and overwhelming rhythmic nerve

〉10 AND 14 SEPTEMBER

meet superior technology and amazing physical

〉THE OPERA HOUSE

strength when the Alvin Ailey American Dance

〉KGLTEATER.DK

Theater visits the Tivoli Concert Hall.

〉6-10 SEPTEMBER 〉TIVOLI CONCERT HALL 〉TIVOLI.DK

EXHIBITION

ERIK MORTENSEN – HAUTE COUTURE

The exhibit shows more than 70 haute couture creations by the Danish fashion designer Erik CONCERT

METALLICA

Mortensen that he created for the French fashion houses Pierre Balmain and Jean Louis Scherrer

Metallica, one of the biggest selling acts in

from 1982-95..

American history, was created in 1981, when

The exhibition gives an insight into Erik

Danish drummer Lars Ulrich and guitar player/

Mortensen’s unique design talent, the legacy of

singer James Hetfield got together.

Balmain, his design process, his joy in materials

Since then Metallica has released ten studio

and his sublime craftsmanship, his fascination

albums, four live albums, five extended

with the colour black and the play of transparent

plays, 39 music videos and 37 singles. The

textiles against bare skin.

band has won eight Grammy Awards, and

There are also areas in the exhibit devoted to

its eponymous 1991 album has sold over 16

Mortensen’s fashion shows and the stories of his

million copies in the US. Metallica ranks as one

private customers, among them celebrities and

of the most successful bands of all time having

royal families.

sold over 110 million records worldwide.

〉2 SEPTEMBER

〉UNTIL JANUARY 2018

〉ROYAL ARENA

〉DESIGN MUSEUM DANMARK

〉ROYALARENA.DK

〉DESIGNMUSEUM.DK

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NEW RECEPTION AREA Many of the guests who visited Kopenhagen Fur during the June auction noticed the obvious changes. The steps leading up to the reception by the main entrance have changed quite a lot; at the September auction, our customers will see that the reception and main entrance are being rebuilt. Even though there is some extensive rebuilding going on, nothing will change for our customers during the September auction. The reception desk will be placed in the middle, in front of the main doors, and the entire main entrance area will be expanded. Next to the reception, small automated entry doors will be installed. However, these will not be ready for use until 2018. This refurbishment will improve the registration process at Kopenhagen Fur and create more room for our customers and guests to socialize. After the September auction, work will begin in the exhibition area leading into the inspection halls. In 2018, customers will be greeted by an improved exhibition area in hall 1.

An overview of the reception area by the main entrance as it will look once completed after the September auction. The red arrows indicate the position of the automated entry doors.

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This is what the reception, now in the middle, will look like in 2018. A temporary setup will be used for the September auction. The automated entry doors on both sides of the reception may be installed prior to the September auction, but they will not be ready for use until after the September auction.

The exterior of the main entrance when completed.

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NEW HOTEL PARTNERS

IN COPENHAGEN

New Kopenhagen Fur hotel partners in the heart of Copenhagen! Stay at Copenhagen Island or Tivoli Hotel next time you visit the city. Copenhagen Island is an elegant design pearl with superb waterfront location and amazing dinners at Restaurant The Harbour. Tivoli Hotel is a stylish and spectacular hotel with luxurious facilities that include gourmet experiences at MASH Penthouse, Sticks’n’Sushi and Tivoli Brasserie.

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KOPENHAGEN FUR’S SALES DATES FOR 2018 Please note, that there is a reschedule at the beginning of the sales season. This is done to accommodate many of our customers who wish that skins will be offered by auction at a time when the customers have greater knowledge about the demand for skins, also taking the Chinese New Year into consideration.

February auction: Inspection from Friday, 2 February to Tuesday, 6 February. Sale from Wednesday, 7 February to Monday, 12 February. March auction: Inspection from Saturday, 10 March to Friday, 16 March. Sale from Saturday, 17 March to Friday, 23 March.

May auction: Inspection from Thursday, 26 April to Tuesday, 1 May. Sale from Wednesday, 2 May to Wednesday, 9 May.

September auction: Inspection from Saturday, 25 August to Saturday, 1 September. Sale from Sunday, 2 September to Tuesday, 11 September.

June auction: Inspection from Thursday, 14 June to Thursday, 21 June. Sale from Friday, 22 June to Sunday, 1 July.

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KOPENHAGEN FUR

AUCTION SCHEDULE AND OFFERING 2017

INSPECTION AUCTION

JANUARY FEBRUARY APRIL JUNE SEPTEMBER 28 AUGUST - 4 SEPTEMBER 5-7 16-21 18-24 15-21 8-11 22-28 25 APRIL-2 MAY 22 JUNE-1 JULY 5-13

MINK

Black • • • Mahogany • • • • • Brown • • • • • Pastel • • Pearl Beige • • • • • Golden Pearl • • Silverblue • • • • • Sapphire • • • Violet • Blue Iris • Palomino • • • • • Redglow • • White • • • • • Black Cross • • • • • Silverblue Cross • • • • • Sapphire Cross • • • Pearl/Palomino Cross • • Various Cross • Jaguar • Stardust • Various mutations • OTHER SKINS Chinchilla • • • • Seal skins • • • • Swakara • Foxes • • • • Rex Rabbits •

• • • • •

Breeders and Breeders Lowgrades will be offered in June in the types where winterskins are also available. We reserve the right to make changes

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HOTEL KONG ARTHUR

COURTYARDS IBSENS HOTEL

VIVACIOUS, qUIRKY AND COmFORTABLE BOUTIqUE HOTELS IN COPENHAGEN Ibsens and Kong Arthur are a blend of old and new: The interior design are modern, but the original character of the old buildings are beautifully preserved. There’s a buzzy lounge/bar area, and outside seating in the courtyard. Hotel Kong Arthur has a spa and fitness room. Two in-house restaurants are serving both hotels – Pintxos, serving up good tapas, and the more upmarket La Rocca, with a menu of Italian classics. For breakfast both hotels feature a mostly organic buffet spread that follows New Nordic principles, concentrating on seasonal, sustainable and local produce. Book through Kopenhagen Fur.


COPENHAGEN HOTELS

COPENHAGEN ISLAND

TIVOLI HOTEL

Kalvebod Brygge 53, 1560

Arni Magnussons Gade 2,

København V

1577 København

www.arp-hansen.dk

www.arp-hansen.dk

ADMIRAL

RADISSON BLU ROYAL

Toldbodgade 24,

Hammerichsgade

1253 K

1611 V

www.admiralhotel.dk

www.radissonblu.com

CROWN PLAZA HOTEL

RADISSON BLU

Ørestads Blvd. 114-118,

Amager Blv. 70,

2300 S

2300 S

www.crowneplaza.com

www.radissonblu.com

HILTON

SCANDIC CPH

Ellehammersvej 20,

Vester Søgade 6,

2770 Kastrup

1601 V

www3.hilton.com

www.scandichotels.com

FIRST

SCANDIC GLOSTRUP

Vesterbrogade 23-29,

Roskildevej 550,

1620 V

2600 Glostrup

www.firsthotels.com

www.scandichotels.com

GLOSTRUP PARK

SCANDIC HVIDOVRE

Hovedvejen 41,

Kettevej 4.

2600 Glostrup

2650 Hvidovre

www.parkhotel.dk

www.scandichotels.com

MARRIOTT

SKT. PETRI - 5 STARS

Kalvebod Brygge 5,

Krystalgade 22,

1560 V

1172 K

www.marriott.com

www.firsthotels.com

MAYFAIR HOTEL

BELLA SKY COMWELL

Helgolandsgade 3,

Center Boulevard 5,

1653 V

2300 S

www.clarionhotel.com

www.bellaskycomwell.com

SCANDINAVIA

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NEW cancellation policy for 2017 : For individual reservations you can change or cancel 48 hours prior to arrival, or you will be charged with the first night. For group reservations : Until 45 days before the first arrival, the reservation can be cancelled without any cost. After this date a maximum of 50% of the original reservation can be cancelled after the below mentioned rules: - Until 15 days before the first arrival, 50 % of the original reservation can be cancelled without any cost - Until 10 days before the first arrival, 25 % of the original reservation can be cancelled without any cost - Rooms not cancelled seven days before the first arrival will be charged 100 % Date changes will be accepted without any cost on the condition that the hotel has available rooms on the alternative dates. If the rooms, as a result of lack of available rooms, are cancelled, the hotel refers to the above listed cancellation terms.

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

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CONTACT KOPENHAGEN FUR

E-MAIL: MAIL@KOPENHAGENFUR.COM PHONE: +45 4326 1000 FA X: +45 4326 1126

MANAGEMENT

IOE@KOPENHAGENFUR.COM JESPER UGGERHØJ CEO +45 4326 1042 (SECR.)

JESPER LAUGE CHRISTENSEN EXEC. V.P. COMMERCIAL + 45 4326 1207

INGE ØSTERMAND SECRETARY +45 4326 1042

QUALITY DEPARTMENT

CUSTOMER DEPARTMENT

QUALITYDEPARTMENT @KOPENHAGENFUR.COM

CUSTOMERS@KOPENHAGENFUR.COM BRIAN TUFVESSON HE AD OF CUSTOMER DEPT.

BIRGIT FRIIS SECRETARY

+45 4326 1401 ANNETTE HINDBORG KE Y ACCOUNT MANAGER

+45 4326 1431

CHRISTIANE RAUTENBERG KE Y ACCOUNT MANAGER +45 4326 1442

+ 45 4326 1310

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AHMET AYDIN KE Y ACCOUNT MANAGER

LONE LYHNE TECHNICAL QUALIT Y MANAGER

+45 4326 1440

+45 4326 1443

+45 4326 1441

+45 2268 0991

LOUISE HEIMANN KE Y ACCOUNT MANAGER

QIQI KONG MADSEN CURRRENCY PROJECT MANAGER

+45 7213 5028

+45 2795 7078

MARKETING

AUCTIONEERS PAUL PEDERSEN CHIEF AUCTIONEER

PER KNUDSEN CHIEF AUCTIONEER

JULIE MARIA IVERSEN VP, DESIGN & CREATIVITY

HENRIETTE GLÆSEL VP, MARKETING

+45 4326 1203

+45 4326 1208

+45 2268 0974

+ 45 2476 9177

STIG REINHOLD SALES MANAGER, AUCTIONEER

KLAUS HARLEV AUCTIONEER

+45 4326 1209

+45 4326 1415

KASPER S. REINBACHER VP, INTERNATIONAL SALES +45 4326 1422

LARS SKJOLDEGA ARD AUCTIONEER +45 4326 1021

BEIJING OFFICE CHRIS CUI PRESIDENT OF KOPENHAGEN FUR CHINA

LISA YU CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

MOB.+86 139 1093 7964

MOB.+86 139 1156 8019

VIOLETTE ZHANG HEAD OF COMMUNICATION

JAMES HAN HEAD OF LOGISTIC

MOB.+86 186 1830 1827

MOB.+86 136 9367 8524

ANDY CHEN HEAD OF ADMINISTRATION AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MOB.+86 159 0143 7370

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KIM BARUEL ERICHSEN QUALIT Y MANAGER

FELIX YAN HEAD OF SALES AND MARKETING MOB.+86 186 1006 6081

AREA MANAGERS

RECEPTION/BOOKING

RECEPTION@KOPENHAGENFUR.COM

ANDREJ RUMJANCEV ARE A MANAGER, RUSSIA

K ATHRINE ENGBERG FRONT OFFICE MANAGER

+45 4326 1103

+45 4326 1112

LEO BOUTIS AREA MANAGER, GREECE

LINE JENSEN RECEPTIONIST

MOB. +30 693 242 5858

+45 4326 1280

GLOBAL FUR LOGISTICS

SHIPPING@KOPENHAGENFUR.COM SØREN VALENTIN COO & EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

CHRISTIAN SANDER VICE PRESIDENT, SUPPLY CHAIN

+45 2268 0920

+45 2795 7057

LINE SPANG SHIPPING MANAGER

KARINA KJÆR NIELSEN SHIPPING COORDINATOR

+45 4326 1472

+45 7213 2845

LOUISE RISAGER SHIPPING COORDINATOR

NINA AGERLIN BURCHARD SHIPPING COORDINATOR

+45 7213 2844

+45 7213 2842

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DAVID MORGAN

MICHAEL LEPSKI

JACK FELBER

Infelber (Exports) Ltd 4 Elthorne Road, London N19 4AG Tel +44(20) - 7281 1966

E-mail info@infelber.com

Fax +44(20) - 7281 2398

Eurasia Furs Ltd Unit O, 10/Kaiser Estate Phase III 9-11A Hok Yuen Street, Hunghom, Kowloon, HK Tel +852 2311 9803 32

E-mail Eurasia88@biznetvigator.com

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Kopenhagen fur news - September 2017