A redesigned Aarhus showroom reinterprets Danish historical past by fashionable context

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The not too long ago refreshed Aarhus showroom for timber specialist Dinesen and kitchen and cabinetry maker Garde Hvalsøe exemplifies the Danish firms’ intention to rejoice their joint house’s architectural origins and surrounding historic context. The 2 entities partnered on the challenge and labored with Copenhagen-based structure studio Djernes & Bell to remodel the showroom right into a hybrid hub the place neighborhood and collaboration meet, extending its operate past that of a typical showspace.

(Picture credit score: Claus Troelsgaard)

This Aarhus showroom celebrates its historic context

This isn’t the primary transformation the constructing has undergone because it was constructed in 1898. It opened as a showroom in 2018, spreading throughout 600 sq m and cut up between two wings – the left one redesigned in 2022, leaving the proper one an open canvas to experiment with. Djernes & Bell preserved its Victorian-era options, highlighting its sweeping glass ceiling and vibrant home windows. These parts, seen all through the redesign, supply a nod to the encompassing historic Nørre Stenbro space.

Danish showroom by Djernes & Bell

(Picture credit score: Claus Troelsgaard)

Swept behind clear curtains by Kvadrat and Stilling, the ‘salon’ is the primary room in the proper wing. Designed to be an area for folks to assemble and share concepts, it options an uneven spatial room divider completed in Ash Oil curving by the house, creating a gathering space with a handcrafted spherical desk and chairs by Magnus Olesen.

Danish showroom by Djernes & Bell

(Picture credit score: Claus Troelsgaard)

The subsequent zone options the kitchen and pantry areas, which had been impressed by the respective areas at Fort Drogo within the UK. The craftsmanship of Garde Hvalsøe and Dinesen shines right here, with a spherical kitchen island in elmwood, topped with leather-based on the coronary heart of the room. Bespoke benches with cupboard space are surrounded by an amalgamation of recent picket panels designed to fit facet by facet subsequent to the previous ones alongside the kitchen partitions. The pantry is stocked with a provide of dried groceries and fermented merchandise in collaboration with Danish restaurant Second.

Danish showroom by Djernes & Bell

(Picture credit score: Claus Troelsgaard)

The examine is designed as a homage to Louis Kahn’s Phillips Exeter Academy Library in New Hampshire. The design additionally consists of seating cubicles, which can be utilized as workplace house by each Dinesen and Garde Hvalsøe. 

Danish showroom by Djernes & Bell

(Picture credit score: Claus Troelsgaard)

The refresh celebrates many native designers, utilizing glass artworks by Alexander Kirkeby, ceramics by Sarah Mirkhani, and lamps from Scandinavian lighting home Wästberg. Paint from File underneath Pop covers the partitions and ceilings, whereas stone detailing is by Floor.

Danish showroom by Djernes & Bell

(Picture credit score: Claus Troelsgaard)

‘We needed to rejoice the transformative crafts connecting our houses to the landscapes surrounding them,’ explains Jonas Djernes and Justine Bell of Djernes & Bell. ‘The care and custom that allow the just about alchemic metamorphosis from seed to cabinetry present a strong narrative for our ecological connectedness. The tree, the forester, the craftsman, and the generations that put on within the floorboards or kitchen by use and care are all joined. Making is a collective and anthropological act. Collectively, we continually make our environments by cycles of use and restore.’

Danish showroom by Djernes & Bell

(Picture credit score: Claus Troelsgaard)

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