Copenhagen’s Noma restaurant to auction furnishings

One of the world’s top restaurants, Copenhagen’s Noma, will auction off furnishings ahead of an upcoming refurbishment.

The two Michelin starred eatery is owned by visionary chef Rene Redzepy, who also had a hand in its influential design.

Noma restaurant installation

Lone Hoyer Hansen created this installation for Noma 

Noma’s influence has proven inescapable in style blogs the world over since it opened in 2003. Other restaurateurs have taken their lead from its stripped back, earthy look.

The highlight looks set to be a bespoke iron installation by sculptor Lone Hoyer Hansen from 2004, based on the cuts used on precious stones.

Hansen explained: “When I set out to make a series of reliefs for restaurant noma, I took my mark in what a cook does with nature’s raw materials...

“The crystals are nature’s creations while the finishing of a crystal when performing a cutting manifests the craftsman’s way of refining and ennobling the crystal.”

It’s valued at $20,000-30,000.

There’s also a group dining table designed by interior designer SPACE Copenhagen that comes with an estimate of $10,000-15,000.

In addition to these big ticket items, auctioneer Wright is also offering plates, cutlery and other small items starting at around $100. Most are made by local Danish artisans.

In 2016, Wright hosted a wildly successful auction of items from Manhattan institution the Four Seasons that grossed $4.1m – four times its estimate.

There’s a lot of demand out there among attendees of top restaurants and Noma’s status as one of the best could well result in some surprising results when the collection sells on November 2.  

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