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Henrik Vibskov invites to his new 200 sqm universe in Copenhagen

The Danish designer has a bunch of new projects coming up, including a new book and a new retail space in the Danish capital.

Words: Johan Magnusson

The name Henrik Vibskov is most commonly associated not only with a fashion label, but a multitude of twisted yet tantalising universes created in relation to each collection. He is exploring themes around creativity without limits, always trying to adapt a design approach for a fashion collection versus an installation or exhibition. He’s currently Professor at the DSKD and is frequently given lectures in art institutions all over the world, such as Central Saint Martins in London, The IED in Madrid and the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts amongst others.

And today he opens his relocated retail space in Copenhagen.

— We moved cause we need space, especially more backoffice space for our e-commerce. Our old shop was in a heritage building which made it complicated. And the last 5 years there has been a lot of police and heavy guns outside since our neighbor was the Jewish synagogue. But at least we didn’t have any break-ins during the last years... The new space is easier and we can hopefully showcase brands, installations, and art projects in a better way.

Do you have any other special projects coming?

— I’m working on a new book to launch in 2020, which will capture the last 20 years since Central Saint Martins. The ballet company of Basel in Switzerland is going to reproduce Cow by Alexander Ekman. Next up then, I’m going to South Korea to do an autograph session on my birthday at a jazz festival which I made the visual ID for. I will then have my fourth solo show at the gallery in Cologne, Germany, which represents me, and then some secret projects in Stockholm coming up too.

Related: Read our exclusive feature with Henrik Vibskov: All for one, one for all