I have two incredible projects by Danish design studio Space Copenhagen to share with you today. The first is the recently opened 11 Howard Hotel in SoHo, Yew York. Tucked into the fold of SoHo's coolest cafes and design haunts, it is the studio’s first New York project, to which they have applied their signature modern yet timeless Scandi style, with stunning results. Both the communal spaces and guest rooms (221 in total) are designed to feel residential with oiled oak furniture, brass lighting and subtle hints of colour. Furniture pieces from their own collection such as the custom chair from the Fly Collection for &Tradition and Swoon chair for Frederica Furniture feature throughout. It's also worth noting that Danish designer Olivier Gustav (whose work I also love) has opened a new showroom and boutique at the Hotel. Needless to say a visit to NY and staying at this hotel is high on the wish list!
Having previously designed the interiors of the famous Noma Restaurant, Space Copenhagen has long specialised in hospitality design with a Nordic aesthetic. Their newest restaurant project in the Danish capital is Lou Lou, the studio's second collab with highly acclaimed chef Bo Bech, the first being Geist in 2011. Located in the city centre, the elegant interior is characterised by its soft, warm tones expressed through a mix of dark blues, grey carpets and oak furniture. In contrast to a lot of Space Copenhagen’s projects that carry a very Nordic touch, Lou Lou has a dreamier, more magical feel. The lighting is subdued and there are large welcoming sofas including their own lounge chairs produced by Gubi. Upholstered in deep blue velour, the duo’s Stay Chair is used both as a lounge and dining chair emphasising the welcoming atmosphere of Lou Lou. Meanwhile mirrored walls maximise the sense of space in the dining room.