Tuesday 12 Nov 2013
Located in central Copenhagen, The Standard is a collaboration between Claus Meyer (co-founder of Noma) and jazz musician Niels Lan Docky and the Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi. The art deco space, formerly a custom house dating back to 1937, has been transformed into a new landmark on the cultural and gastronomic landscape of the city. Incorporating Gubi designs throughout, the project sets a new standard for the Copenhagen dining scene.
The design mixes modern, understated Nordic style with subtle details and international touches to create a unique ambience. It is an eclectic mix of soft lines, natural light, exclusive materials, classic designs and brand new icons. Gamfratesi has carefully chosen everything to underline the building's history, iconic look and vision
The Standard is an ambitious gastronomic venture, boasting three world-class restaurants: Verandah, a contemporary gastronomic Indian restaurant; Almanak, a modern Danish restaurant serving informal breakfast, lunch and dinner and Studio, the New Nordic gourmet restaurant. The space also houses a jazz club designed by GamFratesi, featuring the latest Beetle Chair design - a chair that allows for comfortable dining at the bar or relaxed seated peformances on the stage of the jazz club.
"Our work is balancing between the traditional and surprising. Often it takes just a small detail to achieve or break an expression, and we are very curious about that. We work strictly with the Scandinavian approach to crafts, simplicity and functionalism, but there always happens to be a strong emotion to concept and story behind each work. Contrasts are often the center of our inspiration." - Enrico Fratesi