Multi-disciplinary design studio Space Copenhagen has coverted a former industrial warehouse into new 108 restaurant in the Danish capital.
The design team has highlighted the building’s former use, offering accents of colour used with profound precision, to offset the lingering emptiness with inviting warmth. Meanwhile, the neon blue sign on the restaurant’s wall keeps a misguiding distance from the bursts of green and red in its interior, tempering the muted simplicity of concrete and dark metals.
Stripping the warehouse back to its bones, Space Copenhagen has left structural columns and brickwork exposed, in contrast with the smooth concrete floor.
“We wanted to keep the strong structural elements of the tall, light space, as well as reframe the existing material palette of concrete, bricks and dark metal,” explain practice co-founders Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou.
Space Copenhagen has also designed 108’s furniture, mixing round wooden tables with blackened steel chairs and mouth-blown pendant lights to complete the industrial look of the restaurant.
“We want people to sit closely together and choose their own night and have fun,” says Baumann.
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