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September 30, 2020

A new eatery inside the Frama studio store | Apotek 57

Since my first trip to Copenhagen I have always loved visiting the Frama Studio Store, located in the beautiful preserved St. Pauls Apotek. Over the years the space has been their creative headquarters and flagship showroom. Last year, the team also moved into the top floor and with the opening of Apotek 57 the evolution of the St. Pauls Apotek space continues: A new eatery inside the Studio Store. Good food, cooking, and shared meals have been an important part of the studio’s philosophy of holistic living and community over the years. With the new eatery we get to experience the studio’s uniquely warm aesthetic and creative passion in a relaxed and tangible way. 

To be honest I can't wait to go back to Copenhagen and visit Apotek 57. Curated by chef Chiara Barla, Apotek 57 will daily feature house-made seasonal foods and seeks to be an inclusive gathering place for the local community and for design enthusiasts from around the world. Good food, coffee and design are a few of the things I really enjoy and what better combining the two! As an organic extension of the Frama Studio Store, the interior of Apotek 57 will naturally feature a thoughtful selection of design pieces from the Frama product collections, including the studio’s own lighting, dining tables and chairs, kitchen furniture, tableware, glassware, and cutlery. 

Each of the architectural materials used in the cafe’s interior–including a variety of wood species, handmade ceramics, and blown glass–have been carefully selected for their timeless beauty and warm, natural tactility. Additionally, the walls of the eatery have been finished in a custom bone-white chalk paint created by Jotun. A highlight of the Apotek 57 interior is the use of Frama’s chair 01, in a new “warm brown” finish. “

Frama Apotek 57 eatery Copenhagen

Seasonal, house-made creations by Chiara Barla 
Chiara Barla’s approach to making food is guided by her background in art history. Barla started her journey as a chef in Milan, where she closely studied the farm to table approach to food. After refining her expertise in Copenhagen’s culinary scene, Chiara has now focused her attention on Apotek 57, where she aspires to design her menu around fresh ingredients and lush flavours, textures, and colours.

Throughout the year, each of the breakfast and lunch offerings at Apotek 57 will be based on seasonal produce. The menu will offer a selection of baked goods made exclusively for Apotek 57, accompanied by coffee from La Cabra and jams, preserves, freshly pressed juices, and fermented drinks, all made on-site. “What I like the most about serving food on site,” says Barla, “is that you can tell a story by combining different flavour, techniques and colours, and I love the sense of conviviality that you can build around it.”

Frama Apotek 57 eatery Copenhagen

“The opening of Apotek 57 represents a full circle moment for us,” says Niels, one of the founders of Frama, “this is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time and it seems that now, perhaps more than ever before, this is the right time to create a welcoming space where people can come to getaway for a little while; to escape with a book, or to eat a good, simple meal, or to be a part of an intimate gathering of old friends and new.”  

Apotek 57 is located inside the Frama Studio Store, Fredericiagade 57, 1310 Copenhagen  
Opening hours Wed - Fri 7.30am - 5pm Sat - 8.30am - 5pm Sun - 8.30am - 4pm   

Frama Apotek 57 eatery Copenhagen

Frama Apotek 57 eatery Copenhagen

Frama Apotek 57 eatery Copenhagen

Frama Apotek 57 eatery Copenhagen

Frama Apotek 57 eatery Copenhagen

pictures via Frama
September 28, 2020

Milano Design city 2020 | 170 locations including Rossana Orlandi

Faina At Rosanna Orlandi

To be honest it still hurts a bit Milan Design week was cancelled, the most beautiful and exciting week of the year, where everyone can explore the most hidden corners of Milan and almost everyone working in the world of design travels to the city including myself in the last decades. Many companies have taken the opportunity to rethink their communication on digital channels. 

Furorisalone launched the new Fuorisalone Digital platform and you might remember I collaborated with DDN to showcase some of the best Italian brands on the blog during our digital Salone del Mobile Special: Meet Italian brands online in our Salone del Mobile Special What happens digital could not fully replace what traditionally happens in Milan during Design Week, and I really hope we can visit again next year or the year after...

Milan design city 2020

Milan and Fuorisalone however are very much alive in the next weeks with Milano Design City and 2 weeks of events in showrooms and in other locations in Milan.  The event will take place from September 28th to October 10th with different events in showrooms and other design venues. Milano Design City will be an event dedicated to the culture of design and innovation, with particular attention to the re-design of urban spaces, sustainability and circular economy. Make sure to visit the antoniolupi showroom to see the latest design I wrote about in my last post with your own eyes. For us at home there will be lots to read and follow online.

At Rossana Orlandi  Faina design will be presenting their latest design the 'Soniah' floor lamp. Soniah in Ukrainian means the flower of the sun. "From ancient times, the Sun was a powerful symbol worshipped by different cultures. Trypillians, the mother civilization of Ukrainians, in their beliefs connected the structure of the Universe with the flow of time — Sun's endless motion. The Sun gave life and embodied life. "Live design, like all live, is impossible without the Sun. Growing up from the earth, Soniah is a live creature which brings solar energy to a home." explains Faina.

Carefully sculptured by hand, the laconic design of the lamp acquires haptic qualities of live material 'ztista' — a unique invention of Faina. Nature-friendly material is a blend of clay, wood chips, straw, linen, recycled paper. It takes 5 years to decompose it in soil.  

September 22, 2020

New design by antoniolupi | Tralerighe wallpaper & freestanding Borghi sink with Cork base

antoniolupi design

Enjoying the last days of Summer while autumn is slowly approaching, can you believe it is almost October! Traditionally, October is called woonmaand, translated ‘living month’ in the Netherlands. It is the month that many people start working on their interiors, making last changes and redecorating for the coming winter months. With the current pandemic we really realized the importance of a comfortable home, including the bathroom which have become more important than ever for relaxing.
September 16, 2020

Three favourite design lamps by Danish Anour

Anour design lighting

Being a huge fan of Anour for years I was really happy to add one of their beautiful Divar lamps to my kitchen recently. Since then you probably have seen the three meter wall lamp in a beautiful browned brass several times pictured on my blog and Instagram. Anour is a well established design label by designer and architect Arash Nourinejad who started the label in 2007 to show his work.
September 14, 2020

Reform Launches New Kitchen Design by Norm Architects

New Kitchen Design by Norm Architects for Reform

As a very happy owner of a Reform kitchen designed by my favourite Scandinavian designers, Norm Architects, myself. I couldn't wait to show you their new kitchens designed for Reform! My own kitchen, called 'Surface' has fronts in sawn cut smoked oak with a countertop from Cosentino and I love how beautiful it blends in my home. You can have a look at it here and here 
September 11, 2020

Vipp Cabin Series | All new wooden furniture by Vipp

I am pleasantly surprised by the news about Vipp's first venture into solid wood furniture! Famous and loved for their metal kitchens, you might remember the pictures we made when I traveled to Denmark and Sweden to shoot and try their kitchen in real live in two of the three rooms of the Vipp Hotel? It was such a fun trip from Copenhagen into the woods in Sweden and the shelter at the lake. A small travel report can be found here: Travel w/ Style
September 9, 2020

A beautiful shaped table in wood and stone by Zanat

Koba table by Zanat

Working at imm I already noticed the beautiful craftsmanship of Zanat a few times. A designer furniture brand, founded upon a century-old family generation of heirloom-quality furniture making, known for its hand-carving techniques known as the “Bosnian Konjic style.” The quality and uniqueness of the work has garnered global acclaim, and several pieces are under state protection as part of Bosnia’s national cultural heritage.  On Instagram, follow me here, I recently noticed their new table Koba and as I know many of you love sculptures furniture pieces like this too, time to tell you more.
September 7, 2020

Textile sculptures by Mary Little at the beautiful Estudio Persona Space

Mary Little textile sculptures

For some years I had a beautiful hand made piece of paper on my wall, I remember touching it often as it felt so soft, it had small imperfections and reliefs and almost felt like textile. It is probably why I had to find out more about the  textile sculptures by Mary Little. Trained as a furniture designer at London’s Royal College of Art, she has always approached her work as sculpture. 
September 1, 2020

An untra­di­tion­al fam­i­ly home with black details

Even though for myself I lately prefer to bring more balance in my home combining softer materials with the industrial and black details, brick walls and industrial steel windows are still a favourite of mine. What really caught my eye in this home was the splash back in the all black kitchen. It is some years I use no more than a lick of black paint in my own kitchen, but I do love the tiny black penny round tiles used in both the kitchen and the bathroom here in this home.