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Historic Copenhagen home with designer pedigree gets minimalist refresh

Composite image showing minimalist kitchen and living room, with pale parquet floors, block marble coffee table in living room, and concrete island and dark oak cabinets in kitchen.
The home is believed to have once been owned by Danish architect and designer Poul Henningsen.
Photos via Dezeen

A home once believed to have been owned by Danish architect and designer Poul Henningsen has undergone a complete renovation in Copenhagen. Damaged by a fire in 2014, the historic house was restored and updated by local studio Norm Architects, who preserved original elements while giving the home a contemporary refresh.

Period details like parquet floors, paneled lower walls, and windows combine with an open floorplan and dark accents including a blackened oak kitchen counter and cabinets and a built-in storage unit acting as a de facto room divider between the kitchen and the living room.

Otherwise, the home is bright white, with pale floors and minimalist furniture no doubt inspired by the work of Henningsen and midcentury design. Indeed, some of the designer’s pieces are found throughout, most notably Hennigsen’s iconic pendant lamps in the kitchen.

On the other hand, decidedly contemporary elements like the ceramic stone kitchen island, solid marble block coffee table, and brass fixtures, to name a few, imbue the space with some edge. Take a look.

Via: Dezeen