• 08/24

    Photography © Norm

    Nærvær is Copenhagen’s new wine bar and restaurant, located on the breathtaking water front framed by the city lights of Krøyers Plads. The restaurant has become a perfect gathering spot for local residents and for the many from outer lands now flocking to see it.

    The restaurant is about presence. The word Nærvær in fact means “Presence”. Isn’t that what we all long for in such busy times—to be present, closer, to be mindful and surrounded by the things that bring us more meaningful experiences?
    The team behind the interior design is no other than Norm Architects—an obvious personal favorite. If you’ve been around here for a while you might already know that.

    Norm gives Nærvær a feeling, a presence and closeness with an array of all natural stone, rich wall colors, wood, tactile upholstery and metal materials. The personal and warming space overlooks the water and has the city lights as its backdrop, making this space that much more of an experience than a mere place of meeting.

    The bar is laid-back and personal, filled with small niches where people can have an intimate chat or freely walk around the place with a glass of wine in hand.

    This thoughtful project is without a doubt one to write home about. The experience starts from their carefully crafted and unique ceramics, made by the one and only Maj-Brit Würtz.—A stunning collection, that is.

    Chef Yves Le Lay is at the helm of the gourmet restaurant. He has developed a personal style and signature with strong roots in the classic French cuisine, but with simplicity and freshness from the Nordic kitchen. Always based on the absolute best ingredients, prepared and processed with high technical precision and playful curiosity for new tastes and textures.

    That all said, I am sure visiting them will satisfy your curiosity. How about paying them a visit next time you are in Copehangen?
  • 03/22

    Photography © Norm This beautiful home is the impeccable work of Norm. Architects. As I already mentioned (again and again... and again) I love exposed bricks, unpainted concrete walls and open concept layouts but my real reason for wandering about their site is this desk. My friend Lena has been battling to convince me that I need a new/massive desk and a proper studio. I've been fighting her ideas back by telling her, I don't. Well, that changed dramatically last week, when I realized that I had been working 8 days in a row at the dining room table and while there's space for everything there, no space for eating is left. My desk is too small to accommodate Emma and her crafts and my partner in crime, Lena so my weekend will involve searching for an enormous chunk of wood and swooning over this particular home. As usual you can find my favorites highlighted.
  • 02/19

    Norm Architects have restored and rebuilt a historic villa in Copenhagen after a devastating fire. The story goes that the house used to be inhabited by the renowned Danish architect, designer and cultural critic, Poul Henningsen. Today, a family of three resides in the historic house–a modern home that holds references to its original state–with beautiful high panels, parquet flooring, low, paned windows, teak furniture and–of course–retro PH lamps hanging over the kitchen island.
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