Kafeteria — Copenhagen, Denmark
Though Copenhagen’s Danish National Gallery already warranted a visit, the addition of Kafeteria has given us even more reason to drop in.
Partnering with chef Frederik Bille Brahe, the man behind the city’s beloved Atelier September, the design of the eatery has been influenced by Danish-Vietnamese artist Danh Vo, who happened to informally work on the project while he was based at the museum to prepare for an upcoming exhibition at The Guggenheim.
As a result, the voluminous 19th-century architecture is dissolved by Isamu Noguchi’s Akari light sculptures, which flank the sides of the banquet-hall style dining room, Enzo Mari’s Do-It-Yourself tables and chairs, upholstery by Kvadrat, flooring by Dinesen, indoor plant clusters, and Danish designer Nanna Ditzel’s textiles, which add warmth to the space.
Best-known for his ability to plate exceptional every day food, Bill Brahe has developed a simple organic menu with chef Jacob Kjær to feature staples such as soup, salad or cheeses, but delivering them with a quality that surpasses expectation.