Studio David Thulstrup, an architecture, interior and design practice, designed all new furniture, that was handcrafted by BRDR. Krüger. Both are from the Danish capital. Deputy editor-in-chief of OBJEKT© International and OBJEKT© USA-CANADA flew in to experience the combination of Danish interior design and the reinvention of the Nordic Cuisine.
The name Noma came from the words Danish words “nordisk” (Nordic) and “mad” (food).The restaurant opened in 2003 and in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, it was ranked as the Best Restaurant in the World by Restaurant magazine.
The Original Restaurant
The original restaurant was located in an old warehouse on the waterfront in the Christianshavn neighborhood of central Copenhagen. The building was situated by the Greenlandic Trading Square which for 200 years was a center for trade to and from the Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, and in particular, Greenland. Dry fish, salted herring, whale oil and skins are among the goods that were stored in and around the warehouse before being sold off to European markets.
In 2003, the warehouse was turned into North Atlantic House, a center for the art and culture of the North Atlantic region. Noma was opened at the same time by Redzepi and Claus Meyer.
Noma closed at the beginning of 2017.
The cuisine of Noma is Nordic/Scandinavian; the restaurant’s founders René Redzepi and Claus Meyer have attempted to redefine this Nordic cuisine. Its cuisine can be considered more an interpretation of Nordic food than classical Nordic food itself, according to Meyer in the book Noma – Nordic Cuisine.
In 2018 it was reopened in a modern barn style, with bespoke furniture designed by David Thulstrup.
The collection, which comprises a new oak dining chair and table are featured in new space on Refshalevej. The pieces will become part of Brdr. Krüger core collection and will be available to buy through the Brdr. Krüger website and from a select number of retailers worldwide from March 2018.