Host Restaurant Copenhagen by Norm Architects and Menu | Yellowtrace.
Höst by Norm Architects and Menu  |  Yellowtrace
Host Restaurant Copenhagen by Norm Architects and Menu | Yellowtrace.
Höst by Norm Architects and Menu  |  Yellowtrace

 

Attention all Scando-design junkies, this one is for you. Höst restaurant in Copenhagen is a celebration of all things Scandinavian.

Restauranteurs, Cocofoco, pulled together a design team that would reflect their modern but rustic Scandinavian  approach to food. Norm architects, arguably one of the leaders of contemporary Scandinavian design (and the object of my current design crush) worked together with Danish designers, Menu for the interior fit out and the design of custom tableware.

 

Host Restaurant Copenhagen by Norm Architects and Menu | Yellowtrace.
Host Restaurant Copenhagen by Norm Architects and Menu | Yellowtrace.
Host Restaurant Copenhagen by Norm Architects and Menu | Yellowtrace.

 

The result is a careful balance between minimal and rustic, the hard edge of urbanity and the whimsical romance of rural Scandinavia. It straddles these worlds with ease by exercising restraint on all accounts. Soft greenery, recycled windows and industrial lighting are combined with the crisp perfect geometry of the custom designed dinnerware and classic contemporary furniture. Höst is an earthy minimalist retreat in the centre of Copenhagen.

 

Höst by Norm Architects and Menu  |  Yellowtrace
Höst by Norm Architects and Menu  |  Yellowtrace
Höst by Norm Architects and Menu  |  Yellowtrace
Höst by Norm Architects and Menu  |  Yellowtrace

 

The designers have talked about the scheme as representing the New Nordic aesthetic. Whilst I don’t necessarily agree that this aesthetic is new, it certainly cements the culmination of ideas that have been brewing in recent times- and does so with such great success.

I can’t tell if the blankets are actually for patron use or just styling affectation, but I wouldn’t mind rugging up in a corner and settling in for a warm cosy meal right about now.

Ella.

 


[Photography by Jona Bjerre-Poulsen. Styling by Emma Fexeus.]

 

About The Author

Ella Leoncio
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Ella is a design obsessed architect from Melbourne and author of the blog 'pages from my moleskine'. She specializes in residential architecture and currently works in a senior design role with an equal focus on architecture and interiors. Things that really float Ella’s boat include; designs that frame an experience, innovative material explorations, textures and light, clarity and simplicity. She is addicted to learning through making and doing. Her free time is spent sewing, knitting, knotting, folding, moulding, shaping, dyeing... Contemporary dance is another great life passion of hers. In fact, Ella is convinced that dance and architecture are two dialects of the same language.

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    Architects in Suffolk

    This is fantastic. More people should test the water with careful design selection such as this. It is a shame we don’t have more like this in my area. However, I could see the Ivy being a potential future cause for concern! Nightmare plants!

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    triciacunningham

    What a lovely place beautifully photographed. So clever the way they’ve been so restrained and yet packed in quite a lot of detail and variation. I agree it isn’t new but it is quite up to date and they haven’t thrown the baby out with the bath water in making it novel. I think you can safely use the blankets by the way. Triciax

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