I will admit that the Norway Days event at Copenhagen Imports got my attention with the offer of smoked salmon and cheese snacks, but the real reason that I’m excited is the furniture. I am always looking for opportunities to shop for home décor and accessories so this is just the kind of event I get really excited about.

I have a soft spot for Scandinavian furniture – a hold-over from my childhood home and my mother’s design aesthetic. My favorite pieces were classically designed to be both elegant and contemporary and always stood as the centerpiece of every room.

Norwegian furniture-maker Ekornes have been building what they can truthfully call “the most comfortable seating in the world” for over 80 years.  Their collections are exactly the kind of beautiful showpieces that would fit perfectly in any contemporary home … any home really.

Due to the huge popularity of Norwegian vacations these days, thanks to a certain Disney musical featuring its snowy beauty and mountainous landscapes, it might be a while before I get to do my shopping there. Thankfully, Copenhagen Imports saves me the trip by seeking out all of the very best that the world has to offer and bringing it back here to Tucson.

“We shop all over the world, from Norway to Germany to France and Italy. We are always looking for the very best design, quality and value to bring back to our customers. Ekornes has lived up to our standards for over 40 years,” says Jorgen Hansen, owner of Copenhagen Imports.

The free leather upgrade event now through March 6 on the Stressless collection, a personal favorite, is reason enough to head over to Copenhagen. To get a quick preview of the range of options visit, http://www.copenhagenliving.com/product_listing/collections/stressless

Although it’s highly unlikely that we will find many fjords in Tucson, we can get a taste of Norway both Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Copenhagen Imports.

About Copenhagen Imports

Bringing a Passion for Modern Scandinavian Design to the Southwest.

In April 1970, the first Copenhagen Imports opened in Phoenix, Arizona, bringing a still-developing city its first furniture showroom dedicated solely to Danish Modern style. Founders Tony Christensen and Erik Hansen made the decision to move to Phoenix based on their passion for good design and their desire to have a positive impact upon the desert Southwest by bringing a new type of design to the valley.

At the time, local furniture-store owners in the Phoenix area scoffed at the two Danes’ design ideas and concepts, saying “That stuff will never sell. Six months and they’re out!” Quite the contrary—that “stuff” did sell! It sold so well, in fact, that shortly after, Hansen and Christensen opened additional stores in Tempe, Tucson, and Scottsdale. Continued growth moved Copenhagen into Texas, with stores first opening in El Paso, San Antonio, and, soon after, Austin.

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