Feast Your Eyes on ‘The Apartment,’ a Hybrid Gallery and Homestay in Copenhagen
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Feast Your Eyes on ‘The Apartment,’ a Hybrid Gallery and Homestay in Copenhagen

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By Michele Koh Morollo
Created by gallerist Tina Seidenfaden Busck, The Apartment Accommodation is a chic rental that celebrates art and design.

Tucked inside an 18th-century building in Copenhagen’s hip  Christianshavn district is The Apartment Accommodation, a holiday rental that's an extension of The Apartment – a designer furniture gallery and store by Tina Seidenfaden Busck. A platform for showcasing exceptional art and design, the 1,938-square-foot holiday apartment is furnished with limited editions, one-off commissions by both emerging and established designers, and handpicked, vintage items.

The holiday rental by Tina Seidenfaden Busck is located in the charming Christianshavn district of old Copenhagen and has uninterrupted views overlooking the canal and the spire of Our Savior’s Church.    

The holiday rental by Tina Seidenfaden Busck is located in the charming Christianshavn district of old Copenhagen and has uninterrupted views overlooking the canal and the spire of Our Savior’s Church.    

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The space boasts textured, vivacious interiors. Here, an Aalto Stool in the Hella Jongerius color edition doubles as a plant stand while  Lithographs from Edition Cph by hang on the walls. The sculptural candlestick is by Arje Griegst.

The space boasts textured, vivacious interiors. Here, an Aalto Stool in the Hella Jongerius color edition doubles as a plant stand while  Lithographs from Edition Cph by hang on the walls. The sculptural candlestick is by Arje Griegst.

Seidenfaden Busck, who previously worked for Sotheby’s in London and Copenhagen, spent the last decade collecting furniture and objects for this project. As a result, The Apartment Accommodation  is a carefully curated space with a continuously changing selection of art and design objects from the 20th century. 

A vintage Svenkt Tenn daybed by Josef Frank, Alvar Aalto stool by Artek, and French vintage floor lamp create a colorful nook for lounging.

A vintage Svenkt Tenn daybed by Josef Frank, Alvar Aalto stool by Artek, and French vintage floor lamp create a colorful nook for lounging.

Significant pieces from previous design concepts have showcased works by Ilse Crawford, Jessica Ogden, Märta Måås-Fjetterström, and Muller van Severen. 

Tina Seidenfaden Busck’s aesthetic expression derives from mixing materials, tactility, colors, periods, and places of origin. 

Tina Seidenfaden Busck’s aesthetic expression derives from mixing materials, tactility, colors, periods, and places of origin. 

The space has two generously sized bedrooms with queen-sized beds fitted with crisp, Egyptian cotton bedding and a spacious bathroom of green, Swedish marble with a bathtub. The large central room can double as a dining or workspace, and a cozy drawing room offers a thoughtfully stocked library. Finally, an extended kitchenette allows guests to whip up simple meals.

An Ilse Crawford bench acts as a makeshift bookshelf next to an Azucena floor lamp. The scenic wallpaper is by Marthe Armitage.  

An Ilse Crawford bench acts as a makeshift bookshelf next to an Azucena floor lamp. The scenic wallpaper is by Marthe Armitage.  

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Svenskt Tenn Vegetable Textile Wallpaper
Svenskt Tenn Vegetable Textile Wallpaper
The print Vegetable Tree is a variation of the Tree of Life theme that Josef Frank often used and playfully transformed into a vegetable tree.  In this print Josef Frank’s stylish shapes, increases the color intensity and blends nature with fantasy to spark wonder.
A colorful table by Muller van Severen stretches across the living space. In the background hangs a Picasso exhibition poster.

A colorful table by Muller van Severen stretches across the living space. In the background hangs a Picasso exhibition poster.

"I find that each object and piece of furniture become much more interesting when they do not fit into a few categories—I enjoy creating harmony in such a jumble," says Seidenfaden Busck. "To me, this is where a unique and personal story and universe derives, which is in the end of the day what I find interesting to create."

A red kitchenette by Københavns Møbelsnedkeri dominates the space, tempered by a more neutral Beni Ouarain rug. The storage rack in lavender is by HAY.

A red kitchenette by Københavns Møbelsnedkeri dominates the space, tempered by a more neutral Beni Ouarain rug. The storage rack in lavender is by HAY.

Vintage, painted Alvar Aalto chairs upholstered in various textiles are arranged around the modest kitchen table. A Green Light floor lamp by Olafur Eliasson and vintage table lamp from The Apartment (placed on the windowsill) provide ambient lighting, and pastel-colored plates and teapot peek out from a&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Theinhardt, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, sans-serif;">Københavns Møbelsnedkeri</span><span style="font-family: Theinhardt, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;wall cabinet.</span>

Vintage, painted Alvar Aalto chairs upholstered in various textiles are arranged around the modest kitchen table. A Green Light floor lamp by Olafur Eliasson and vintage table lamp from The Apartment (placed on the windowsill) provide ambient lighting, and pastel-colored plates and teapot peek out from a Københavns Møbelsnedkeri wall cabinet.

Much of her inspiration comes from the art world, and her background with companies such as Sotheby’s and Andersen’s Contemporary—one of Copenhagen’s leading art galleries. The Apartment Accommodation is also where she displays her artworks by Tómas Saraceno, Nathalie du Pasquier, and Francois Halard from her private collection.

This bedroom features a Azucena floor lamp, a rattan chair by Svenskt Tenn, and a barstool by Piet Hein Eek.

This bedroom features a Azucena floor lamp, a rattan chair by Svenskt Tenn, and a barstool by Piet Hein Eek.

More Marthe Armitage wallpaper, this time in a bold, red floral print, graces this bedroom. A vintage Moroccan runner continues the dot pattern, and is paired with a vintage bench, and a rattan chair and pillow from The Apartment.

More Marthe Armitage wallpaper, this time in a bold, red floral print, graces this bedroom. A vintage Moroccan runner continues the dot pattern, and is paired with a vintage bench, and a rattan chair and pillow from The Apartment.

Folk art objects from Japan, Africa, and Mexico are also showcased within the space. Even the wallpapers from British wallpaper designer Marthe Armitage and Helene Blanche of Danish brand Tapet Café are works of art, providing spirited backdrops to the hybrid living space. 

Green Swedish marble floors add a luxe touch to the bathroom. The small, vintage polydrone chandelier in clear glass is from The Apartment.

Green Swedish marble floors add a luxe touch to the bathroom. The small, vintage polydrone chandelier in clear glass is from The Apartment.

This unique vacation rental invites you to spend time with and around the many objects, and also presents the opportunity to bring something special home from The Apartment’s inventory. 

A brass mirror and Japanese Kokeshi dolls add whimsical, vintage touches in contrast to the wallpaper by Helene Blanche of Tapet Café.

A brass mirror and Japanese Kokeshi dolls add whimsical, vintage touches in contrast to the wallpaper by Helene Blanche of Tapet Café.

"In this way, I get the opportunity to really show what I believe The Apartment has to offer—creating universes that are full of life, color, and joy, but at the same time giving guests the opportunity to sense all the input in a calm and intimate way," says Seidenfaden Busck. "It is a place where I myself would like to sit down and read a book, have dinner with friends, or get a really good night's sleep." 

A Nathalie Du Pasquier painting from Pace Gallery in London dominates the living space. A Flos Snoopy lamp with a green lampshade, Aubergine sculpture on the floor by CristaSeya, patchwork elephant sculpture by Jessica Ogden, and Akari table lamp with a blue pattern are just a few of the eclectic pieces featured.

A Nathalie Du Pasquier painting from Pace Gallery in London dominates the living space. A Flos Snoopy lamp with a green lampshade, Aubergine sculpture on the floor by CristaSeya, patchwork elephant sculpture by Jessica Ogden, and Akari table lamp with a blue pattern are just a few of the eclectic pieces featured.

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Project Credits: 

Interior Design: The Apartment, Tina Seidenfaden Busck / @theapartmentdk