Danish furniture design’s first lady in the United States receives Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour


In the old town of Washington DC Annette Rachlin runs the business “Furniture from Scandinavia by Annette Rachlin”.

Here she carries out design tasks and imports Danish furniture from a wide range of Danish furniture manufacturers – a total of 16 Danish design brands.

Annette Rachlin’s prestigious interior design projects include eight lobbies to the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC.

Annette Rachlins many projects create turnover among Danish furniture manufacturers and she gets the honour for her efforts to promote Danish export and design.

In the US there is growing interest in the Nordic, simple aesthetics and timeless minimalism.

Annette Rachlin says:

It has been a fascinating and challenging process to participate in reintroducing and transplanting our unique furniture classics, as well as their descendants to the United States in the 21st century. It is a soil, very different from the world where the furniture was originally created and it is an exciting experience to join the journey where the United States once again embraces Danish furniture design.

Congratulations and thank you for an outstanding effort!

You can view Annette’s website here.