Danish design studio Genbyg has created an indoor greenhouse for a Nordic restaurant in Copenhagen called Väkst. The restaurant offers a vegetable-based menu, so designers wanted to represent it through design by including recycled materials and a lot of greenery. The main idea was to create an organic space. In the centre of the space, there’s a small greenhouse which covers a staircase connecting the basement and ground levels of the restaurant. The structure of the greenhouse is made from old wooden windows. Shelves behind the bar are made from old file drawers that once have belonged to the National Museum of Denmark. Cabinet fronts are made from wooden planks and lamps are designed by using old milk cans. As the designers said, “The restaurant is designed by principles of environmental sustainability. Recycled materials have a positive environmental impact and also offers unique historical authenticity”.
Photos by Chris Tonnesen