…located in Kolding on the south east side of Jylland in Denmark. Our first visit there was a very positive experience and we can really recommend a visit to Trapholt 😍
Trapholt is one of the largest and most popular museums in Denmark, outside of Copenhagen. Trapholt opened in 1988 and added additional exhibition space and collection storage in 1996. The Museum is set in a beautiful sculpture park overlooking the water of Kolding Fjord.
Arne Jacobsen’s prototype summer house, the only of its kind, has been re-established at Trapholt and furnished with Arne Jacobsen design. Guests can expect a unique experience of the internationally known architect. In 1969-70 Arne Jacobsen developed the house in cooperation with Høm Typehuse, and it was introduced for the first time at the standard house fair Archibo in 1970. With the cubic modules of 12 square meters as the starting point Kubeflex was thought to be a flexible system where units could be combined and more units added if needed. A house that could be changed according to the owner’s needs. However, neither the time nor the market was ready for such a radical and architectural experiment and Kubeflex was never put into production. For many years the Summer house was placed at Sjaelland where it functioned as the Jacobsen’s summerhouse. Only the most enthusiastic architects have known its existence, and over the years some technically interested people have contacted the family in order to see this radical example of a modern residence. Among the interior there are examples of Arne Jacobsen’s design, e.g. the fitting series Vola and the coffee set Cylinda Line.
We also found a variety of beautiful art and design from Nanna Ditzel, Michael Geertsen, Eske Kath, Verner Panton and Martin Bigum.