NORDIC STYLE TO THE CORE: RENÉ REDZEPI'S CHRISTIANHAVN HOME
source: Bo Bedre Photos Pernille Kaalund
The absolutely stunning home of Noma's René Redzepi lies in the idyllic canal-lined area of Christianhavn in Copenhagen. Just a short walk away from his 2-Michelin starred restaurant, this 17th Century row house retains some of the elements of its previous life as a smithy. It's not surprising that Redzepi's love of craftsmanship and his penchant for detail would spill over from his restaurant to his home.
Dinesen's wide-planked oak flooring throughout the house and the original beamed ceiling add such warmth and character to the bones of the residence. Not to mention the dreamy wood stove that was originally the heart of the forge. Redzepi enlisted Gaarde Hvalsøe to craft the bespoke furniture for the kitchen and bathroom using the same Dinesen oak as the floors. This is a chef's kitchen!
I just love the deep windowsills, low ceilings, slopping walls and exposed beams and rafters that are characteristic of Danish buildings of that century. The white walls, as well as the restraint in art work and furnishings add to the tranquility and cosiness of the dwelling.
The furnishings throughout the house are a mix of a well curated selection of flea market finds and a few classic pieces such as Hans Wegner's wishbone chairs. The antique shelving unit that sits by the door leading to the communal courtyard, is stacked with a collection of stunning ceramic dishes handcrafted from Aage Wütz. KHwurtz, a renowned father-son ceramists team, also supplies Noma with their exclusive stoneware line.
The bedroom is sparse but oh so charming. I love that there is space to breath. The wood burning fireplace in the bedroom is the hight of cosy. Just perfect. Can it get any better?