Restaurant Höst by MENU and Norm architects
by Harry / September 16, 2013
Danish design brand MENU and Norm architects have joined forces with Copenhagen restaurateurs Cofoco to create a distinct urban restaurant with rural references.


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Höst is the winner of the top award for restaurant design at the 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. "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." say the award organizers.

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"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."

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"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 architects."

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"Furthermore, Norm architects 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 central idea behind the design concept has been to instill a sense of the countryside within the city by creating a space filled with natural materials and textures that create an informal and sensual ambiance."

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Norm architects also designed tableware for Höst, titled New Norm Dinnerware, produced by MENU. "On several levels modernity and interaction become evident in New Norm Dinnerware. The multitude of parts, materials and colors provides numerous possibilities and expressions, and when you flip over certain parts, you will find an entry to www.newnorm.dk, an online inspirational universe of everything distinctly Scandinavian: moods, designs and recipes", says Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen Design Manager at Norm architects.

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