Saxo Bank’s head office houses one of the largest corporate art collections in Denmark.
The Saxo Collection comprises works of contemporary art, from canvases and sketches to sculptures and art installations. The Saxo Collection represents the work of more than 60 established and emerging artists, with a focus on current Danish artists such as Michael Kvium, Sys Svinding, Allan Otte and Morten Schelde.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF ART IN SAXO BANK

Art affects everyone. The purpose of the art in Saxo Bank is to inspire – across borders and cultures, departments and functions.
The artworks are exhibited throughout the bank following an attempt to tailor a match between the work of art, the environment and the people looking at it every day. It’s a dynamic collection aiming to please our many visitors but first and foremost providing the employees at Saxo Bank in their day-to-day work with a unique art interaction.

One of Saxo Bank’s core values is “Pride” — pride in one’s job, one’s accomplishments and one’s employer. As a natural extension of this, Saxo Bank strives to provide its employees with a working environment that is both welcoming and inspiring, ideally an environment that employees can be proud of. Saxo Bank wants its offices to stand out in a positive way, and its investment in and commitment to innovative architecture, design and visual arts are central to achieving this goal.

THE HISTORY OF ART AT SAXO BANK
The Saxo Collection was initiated more than a decade ago and is constantly evolving in its expression, composition and exhibition.
Following the completion of the Bank’s head office in 2008, a spectacular and award-winning landmark designed by 3XN architects, Saxo Bank dramatically expanded the collection of artists into The Saxo Collection. This collection is enlarged every year as the Bank expands and occupies more office space around the globe. Since 2004 Saxo Bank’s strategy has been to commission and purchase contemporary art from both established and emerging artists, predominantly young Danish artists. In addition to the artworks, the Saxo Collection also features installations, objects and curiosities with an extraordinary appearance or significance as for instance ‘Catch Me Should I Fall’, (2010) by Michael Elmgreen and Ingmar Dragset and Christian Lemmerz’ ‘Lady Die ’ (2003-04). Furthermore Anne Tholstrup, Bentemarie Kjeldbæk and Kristian von Hornsleth are considered to be ‘house artists’ since they have contributed with significant and custom-made pieces to the Saxo Art Collection.

SAXO ART TODAY
Today the Saxo Collection comprises a good 500 pieces spread across offices around the globe as well as centered at the Bank’s headquarter in Copenhagen. Pieces of art are carefully placed in every office and every meeting room throughout the bank to inspire and stimulate a creative, fun and ambitious environment that fits our employees. Likewise open areas have been created on several floors to further a diverse, relaxing and progressive working atmosphere.
Saxo Bank has long championed innovation, integrity and high performance through a variety of sponsorship activities. In supporting contemporary art, Saxo Bank also celebrates the courage to explore new points of view, to challenge the established order and to speak up and stimulate discussion, which is in line with Saxo Bank’s history of confronting or daring the established financial sector.
Saxo Bank believes that The Arts play an important role in defining the culture we live in, and is dedicated to supporting and celebrating Denmark’s most courageous and talented artists. The Saxo Collection is a crucial part of the Bank’s environment, and provides daily inspiration for the highly specialized individuals working here in order to challenge the status quo, innovate and push frontiers.

SAXO BANK

Established in 1992, Saxo Bank is a fully licensed and regulated European bank headquartered in Tuborg Harbour in Hellerup. As a specialist in online trading and investment, Saxo Bank provides a wide range of products, services and platforms to private clients in Denmark and around the world, as well as to banks, brokers and other financial institutions.

While Saxo Bank’s reach is international, our home is in Denmark. Our headquarters are here, the majority of our employees live and work here, and it’s in Denmark where we innovate and develop our business. And as a responsible corporate citizen, Saxo Bank contributes substantially to the Danish economy and supports a variety of local initiatives in education, entrepreneurship, sport and the arts.

Saxo Bank believes that The Arts play an important role in defining the culture we live in, and is dedicated to supporting and celebrating Denmark’s most courageous and talented artists. The Saxo Collection is a crucial part of the Bank’s environment, and provides daily inspiration for the highly specialized individuals working here in order to challenge the status quo, innovate and push frontiers.

The Saxo Collection website invites you to take a virtual stroll through the Bank’s head office in Copenhagen and experience, for yourself, every single artwork in one of the largest and most significant corporate art collections in Denmark. Enjoy the Saxo Collection virtual tour!

Welcome to the Saxo Collection!