Cofoco Italy by Norm Architects | Yellowtrace

Cofoco Italy by Norm Architects | Yellowtrace

Cofoco Italy by Norm Architects | Yellowtrace

Cofoco Italy by Norm Architects | Yellowtrace

Cofoco Italy by Norm Architects | Yellowtrace

Cofoco Italy by Norm Architects | Yellowtrace

Cofoco Italy by Norm Architects | Yellowtrace

Cofoco Italy by Norm Architects | Yellowtrace

 

With Cofoco’s new restaurant concept ‘italy‘, Norm architects explored the balance between the unknown and the familiar – creating an atmosphere that is Italian, but seen from a Scandinavian perspective.

With its simple douce and ultra matte yellow walls and the warm blue azure notes in the upholstery, the interior hints references to the classic architecture of southern Italy, and yet the hues are used in a simple no-nonsense architecture with unique timber flooring, benches and tables by Danish family business, Dinesen – typical of Norm and their Scandinavian heritage.

“We are embracing the Italian mindset. The atmosphere is warm, inviting, full of life and joy but we have translated it into interior motives that Danes can relate to. In our Scandinavian climate, the cozy feeling is very important. Many authentic Italian restaurants in Italy are often simple and crisp. “italy” however is made with consideration for the Scandinavian perceived qualities, so even though the intention is the same – the outcome is different,” says Linda Korndal of Norm architects.

 

Cofoco Italy by Norm Architects | Yellowtrace

Cofoco Italy by Norm Architects | Yellowtrace

Cofoco Italy by Norm Architects | Yellowtrace

Cofoco Italy in Copenhagen, Denmark | Yellowtrace

Cofoco Italy in Copenhagen, Denmark | Yellowtrace

Cofoco Italy in Copenhagen, Denmark | Yellowtrace

Cofoco Italy in Copenhagen, Denmark | Yellowtrace

 

To ensure that the italy concept is viable in several locations without becoming generic Norm architects has worked with a set of spatial archetypes; from La Nicchia (The Niche), Il Passaggio (the passage), Il Cortile (The Courtyard) and La Sala (Dining Room). Each of the areas has a harmonious palette, but creates different moods and fits different contextual restraints. Every restaurant will become a space of multiple stories intertwining and correlating to form an inspirational and aesthetic universe for all senses.

The italy concept is developed in cooperation with Cofoco’s creative department. Cofoco has been serving high-quality, affordable food since 2000. Cofoco’s restaurants include French, Italian, South American and new Nordic cuisine. Today – in addition to the many restaurants – Cofoco includes of a chain of takeaway shops, a professional kitchen, an event department, a food magazine and more.

 


[Photography by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, Norm Architects.]

 

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