New Norm Dinnerware was the cornerstone of inspiration for Höst restaurant.
You step in off the street in Copenhagen and are immediately transported to a farmhouse in the Danish countryside. Or are you? The expanses of reclaimed wood used for tables, shelves and ceiling surfaces suggest rustic cottage. But whitewashed brick and industrial light fixtures speak urban warehouse. A little bit country, a little bit city.
Welcome to Höst, a restaurant designed top to bottom by architects and partners Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects, also based in Copenhagen. Höst recently won best restaurant design awards in two categories, European and International, from Restaurant & Bar Design, an independent organization based in London.
The accolades are especially significant because Norm designed not only the structural space, as architects do, but also the shelving, tables, light fixtures, curtains, dinnerware and glassware. “The only things we didn’t design were chairs and cutlery,” says Bjerre-Poulsen.