The private dining room in the basement of Höst
The various seating areas of Höst each provide different settings
We went to a nearby farm to shoot New Norm Dinnerware and the tables and chairs for Höst
Pipe candleholders from MENU in the winter garden
When midsummer’s blue skies transform to the grey depths of autumn … When the dense forest tranquillity opens harmoniously on to the fresh and rolling sea … When the changing light, landscape and seasons are both an essential part of life and a source of eternal joy … Then you are in Scandinavia.
Scandinavia’s special light so magically captured and communicated by Danish painter Wilhelm Hammershøi provide the inspiration for the colour palette of New Norm Dinnerware. Materials, contours and textures are taken directly from nature’s elements in the purity, simplicity and honesty that characterises Nordic form. A diversity of colours and materials sets your creativity free and brings new life to the traditional staging of a meal. Variations of colours, surfaces and compositions tell stories about the changing seasons and seasonal ingredients: spring rhubarb, summer strawberries, autumn apples. Thus New Norm Dinnerware is also the perfect scene for local cuisine and using seasonal ingredients.
Designed by architects and designers Norm and produced by Danish designhouse Menu, New Norm Dinnerware centres around the basic white plate, which can change its look with a smaller blue or grey plate – or even a granite slab – on top. You can present food on an all white canvas or tone the surface to create a new and special atmosphere. No matter how the elements are combined, the design and materials have a natural connection.
But what is a dinnerware set without food? New Norm Dinnerware is part of a larger story – a universe that holds much more than design products. Scandinavian design has found a reflection in Nordic gastronomy, so it was natural to let the two complement each other at Copenhagen’s new Nordic restaurant, Höst.
“New Norm Dinnerware and Höst meet in a symbiotic relationship, where the dinnerware accompanies seasonal local cuisine while evoking a special atmosphere. The light-blue glazes lead thoughts to the cool evenings of Nordic summer. They combine beautifully with light summer foods and provide a contrast to the season’s colourful berries. The dark blue-grey glazes symbolise the seas around us and the dramatic cloudy skies – the elements surrounding fish and fowl. The warm brown wood tones tell of the forest’s depth, sensuality and warmth, making them a perfect companion for autumn meals. The coarse texture of the stone plate tells the story of the Nordic mountains – a scenic backdrop for herbs, root vegetables, mushrooms and wild berries,” say Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn from Norm.
Pork belly with broccoli, dried mushroom, pea sprouts and porkrinds
Scallops, pickled beet root, chervil with hay ash and red sorrel
Breast of duck with compote of pickled rosehips with mustard seeds accompanied by celery puré, baked celery, dried purple cabbage and Danish smoked cheese.
Served on New Norm lunch plate in the color Ash
At the organic farm Grantoftegaard
Crab meat wrapped in celeriac. Smoked potatoes with horse radish cream, hay ash, potato chips with freezedried black currant and purslane
Wallmounted for your viewing pleasure
A rural vegetable garden
Provided by Elvang
Glasblasted marble. Design by Norm for &Tradition
Pipe candle holder from Menu
Pipe candleholders from MENU hammered into the wall
NORM is a multidisciplinary design studio focusing on residential architecture, commercial interiors and industrial design. NORM was founded in 2008 by architects Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen by their vocation to create timeless architecture and meaningful design products.
New Norm thermo jug, thermo cup and milk jug
Also known as wild garlic
Customised New Norm water carafe
Colors of the changing seasons
A view to birds and cobble
New Norm Dinnerware plates and bowls on the J110 Chair
Ceramics and slate on concrete
The presentation of New Norm Dinnerware for sale at Höst