How it all started

The Story

The Audo is a hybrid space in Copenhagen, Denmark facilitating and celebrating human interaction, connection and artistic expression. As a boutique hotel residence, restaurant, café, concept store, material library, work and event space, The Audo is an ever-changing yet always welcoming home for international creative individuals to collaborate, experiment and inspire one-another. The Audo operates from the belief that knowledge-sharing drives creativity, builds healthier communities and can lead to higher quality work. The house and its name are built upon this philosophy, borrowing from the Latin phrase Ab Uno Disce Omnes, meaning “from one, learn all”.

The Audo was conceived by Bjarne Hansen, founder and former CEO of MENU—a globally recognized leader in the design and lifestyle space—with the vision to connect kindred spirits from all over the world. Speaking about the concept, Hansen says: “Blurring the lines between home-life and work, uniting design, business and community in one innovative space that is alive and under constant renewal, The Audo as a concept is a unique place to experience elements of our built environment as a whole”.

Collaboration and experimentation are at heart of The Audo, and the space is a testimony to what is possible when creative minds meet and play under one roof. For the opening of the space in spring 2019, Hansen worked with Norm Architects as principal architects, and Nathan Williams, co-founder of Kinfolk magazine, as creative director for the brand´s identity. Together, they developed the concept and vision for the house, and have made it a reality with a dedicated team, partners and collaborators from the creative industry.


Opening Hours
Mon – Sat, 10:00 – 18:00
Sun, 10.00 – 17.00