Since it first opened its doors in 2003, René Redzepi’s Noma restaurant has not only helped create a new benchmark for Nordic cuisine, but also elevated the aesthetic standard for the hospitality business in general. Since closing the restaurant earlier this year, Redzepi spearheaded a residency in Mexico, and opened a new spot in Copenhagen, Barr, while also working on Noma 2.0, which is due to open in early 2018.
Although the legend that was the original Noma has since been dismantled, its furnishings, glassware and ceramics will find a second lease of life thanks to Chicago auction house Wright, which is selling the restaurant’s iconic pieces on 2 November.
Redesigned in 2012 by Space Copenhagen, the restaurant became a touchstone for Danish eateries, inspiring cosy, dark-toned interiors and earthy materials in a raft of establishments. Redzepi had personally selected some of the tableware and furniture for his restaurant, produced by artisans from across the Nordic region with a penchant for wood, glass, stone and leather.
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