Born out of a summer time pop-up, POPL is a diner in Copenhagen’s fairly Christianshavn neighbourhood, serving a easy menu of burgers, fries and lightweight bites.
POPL is designed by Danish studio Spacon & X, the Rising Inside Designer of the Yr from the inaugural Dezeen Awards in 2018.
The inside design takes cues from Izakaya, casual ingesting venues that may be present in Japan. The intention was to create a uncooked simplicity however to additionally create a sense of heat and luxury.
The designers did this with the usage of heat colors and supplies, which distinction the starkness of the constructing’s concrete construction. Additionally they added a picket “plant bridge” above the tables, in order that greenery is seen in all places.
“We discovered it a pure resolution that the design idea follows Noma’s strategy to the burger: easy, welcoming, and with the highest quality components,” defined Malene Hvidt, architect and companion at Spacon & X.
“The design is welcoming to the extent that friends usually are not afraid to make use of the house as a hangout,” she informed Dezeen. “The floor supplies and cautious detailing talk this by their expressive robustness and honesty.”
The design centres round the usage of pure supplies. Acoustic ceiling panels are lined with dried and compressed meadow flowers, which provide a fragile perfume, whereas paper lights and artworks are dotted round.
The entire furnishings is made out of brown core ash wooden. These items have been all designed bespoke for POPL by a collaboration with furnishings model e15, to assist in giving the restaurant its personal identification.
Bespoke tables, chairs, stools, benches and coat hangers are all characterised by easy varieties that remember the development joints, fusing Nordic, Japanese and American furniture-making traditions.
Tables are topped with Richlite, a composite materials made out of recycled paper and bio-resin. In the meantime, benches are upholstered in a particular yellow leather-based, which is complemented a tactile purple paintings that covers the rear wall.
“The main target of this mission is on the usage of pure supplies and craftsmanship,” mentioned e15 founder Philipp Mainzer. “That is very a lot in step with the strategy to our work at e15.”
“Each floor tells a narrative,” added Hvidt, “just like the compressed flower acoustic board options, which from a distance are a dappled color however up-close reveal their texture and scent. Or the purple paintings, celebrating the handcraft ability of making use of tile mortar.”
That is the primary time that Spacon & X and e15 have collaborated with Noma, which is commonly named as among the best eating places on the earth. For Noma’s major venue, it labored with architects BIG, inside designer David Thulstrup and furnishings model Brdr Krüger.
By permitting a new inventive group to place their stamp on the Noma aesthetic, POPL hopes to succeed in a wider viewers.
Hvidt hopes guests will liken the expertise to the informal ambiance of an American diner, though the house appears to be like very totally different.
“We now have undoubtedly introduced a brand new dialect to the Noma language,” she added.
“The nuanced American diner really feel is created by parts such because the heavy diner sales space typology, however the affiliation is then offset by the care put into the fabric sourcing, detailing and craftsmanship. The placing but pure colors once more play with the American diner custom in a Scandinavian context.”
Pictures is by Bjørn Bertheussen.