Noma is located on the ground floor of a newly renovated 18th Century warehouse in the old Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. The building has one of the best locations in the city at the very end of a quay in Copenhagen Harbour, straight across from Nyhavn.
Noma has recently had a interior overhaul by Danish studio, Space Copenhagen and here is the result. The earthy, cosy and hearty feel of the restaurant has remained – the previously brown tones have been replaced with black and the floors with light oak. All the new elegant details really add to the overall modern Nordic feel.
The designers have replaced the brown hues of the original interior with muted black and grey tones and have also swapped the tables and chairs with ones from the Ren collection they designed for furniture brand Stellar Works.
Noma’s interior blends traditional with contemporary influences. Simplicity, crisp, clean and uncluttered lines reflect the Nordic spirit and atmosphere. The interior of the listed 18th Century warehouse is stark, yet has a romantic feel – wood floors, exposed beams and deep, rounded window recesses. The fittings and furnishings work in harmony – smoked oak, stone, leather, water, glass and light all add to the atmosphere.
With her discreet yet powerful design and her careful selection of furniture, architect Signe Bindslev Henriksen has managed to add a modern dimension to the classic rooms and create the perfect backdrop for a ground-breaking, modern Nordic restaurant rooted in a long tradition of fine craftsmanship and quality.
“We felt a great importance in protecting the honest, earthy feel of the restaurant and balancing it with refinement of detail and elegance,” explained designers Peter Bundgaard Rützou and Signe Bindslev Henriksen. “It was very much about using organic materials such as wood, stone, leather, brass and linen in a new way; materials that age beautifully over time.”