This newly opened Copenhagen eatery Italy is a part of reputable Danish restaurant chain Cofoco that changed the industry with affordable prices of gourmet cousine. The interior of the bistro is designed by Norm Architects with the quest to merge traditional Italian and Scandinavian aesthetics in contemporary way. Exploring the balance between unknown and familiar, Norm Architects created Mediterranean atmosphere seen from Scandinavian mindset.
Dining area of the restaurant is divided into two spaces; first one, covered in tiny hexagonal black and white tiles is connected to shop area. The second area, placed in the back of the place is embellished with large potted trees and it’s appropriate for the parties. While some interior details like pale yellow walls and azure upholstery remind of classical architecture of southern Italy, unique wooden flooring, benches and tables made by family-run Danish company Dinsen create cozy Scandinavian feeling in the space.
The interior features many designs produced by Menu, since Norm co-founders Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen are design managers of the brand. Therefore, sophisticated Afteroom Barstools and Chairs, and Tribeca Franklin chandeliers (that embellish charming dining booths) bring Scandinavian modern vibe to this gastronomy and design assembly of two cultures.
images courtesy of Norm.Architects