Cementing Their Place Atop Of The Food World!

May 13, 2012

Last year we covered the best restaurant in the world in one of our feature posts, the honor of that illustrious title went to Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen. Nearly a year has passed since we did the feature and to little surprise Noma has once again been voted the best restaurant in the world at the Worlds 50 Best awards. So to celebrate we thought we should feature the latest addition to the Noma Empire on our blog.

The latest addition is their new food lab which sits adjacent to the historic restaurant. Designed by 3XN Architects this space is as charming and as awesome as the restaurant interior. Described by the Architects below:

Nordic, Raw and Playful

The NOMA Lab is connected to NOMA situated in a former warehouse on the national registry of protected buildings.  The tight restrictions meant that GXN was required to design the interior without using so much as one single nail in the walls or flooring.  The approach was to design four central multi-functional storage units; each composed from over five hundred uniquely formed wooden cubes.

Curving playfully throughout the space, these units divide the 200M2 room into smaller areas accommodating the Food Lab, the herb garden, staff areas and office.  Raw and simple, through colours and forms, it captures a unique Nordic aesthetic.  True to the restaurant’s philosophy, the NOMA Lab is developed exclusively using Nordic materials.

The organic forms of the furniture pieces stand out through use of integrated light features, which also give the interior a lighter feel. The additional lighting is provided by GXN’s specially developed STAR lamp, whose reflective light casts dramatic geometric

An inspiring project for an inspiring client, with attention to detail and passion such as this it is easy to see why Noma still sit on top of the culinary world.