Thu, November 29, 2012

Höst Urban Restaurant // Norm Architects

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Norm Architects and Danish designhouse Menu have joined forces with Copenhagen restaurateurs Cofoco, to create a distinctly urban restaurant with obvious romantic and rural references. Höst is an embodiment of the clash between romanticism and modernity. A space of multiple stories intertwining and correlating to form an inspirational and aesthetic universe for all senses.

An obvious and reoccurring characteristic of both concept and cooperation is the juxtaposition of elements. Höst is rustic gone simplistic. Rural gone urban. Past gone contemporary. The classic virtues of Nordic cooking have found its contemporary counterpart at Höst. In the kitchen traditional ingredients are combined with the visions characterizing New Nordic Cuisine. And in the restaurant loads of green plants, woolen blankets and the warmth of used wooden planks soften and complement the tight no-nonsense architectural aesthetic so distinct for Norm. Furthermore, Norm has ventured into sustainable interior design by implementing details such as cut-up Euro-pallets, vintage lamps and even windows from an old hospital.

The juxtapositions found throughout Höst and New Norm Dinnerware serve as the foundation for a symbiotic relation that comes to define what is “New Nordic”: A timeless aesthetic rooted in traditions and driven forward by visions.

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  • Ondina Montgomery

    We went to this restaurant last week when visiting friends in Copenhagen. our experience was far from great!
    For a restaurant that charges 70 euro a head and we end up paying 150 euro a head it is surprising that pouring water for us was an issue for the highly opinionated waiter we had. It appears that this is new wave of restaurants where service is egalitarian to the extreme and where it kind it looses the flavour of dining out at a good restaurant.

 

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