Restaurant Barr

Restaurant Barr  is a tribute to the North Sea region, developed with chefs Thorsten Schmidt and René Redzepi and located in the former home of the world-renowned restaurant Noma. Together with Snøhetta they have conceived a fresh approach to the iconic space. The interiors and graphic identity designed by Snøhetta is driven by a strong duality and juxtaposition of the old and new. A massive, carved wooden counter stretches from one room to the other and dominates the space, and the rough texture of the original stonewalls contrasts the warm oak floor. The ceiling is alternately composed of the original ceiling beams and new, sculpted wooden planks, which are embedded with brass details that reflect micro spots of light. Raw materials – wood, leather and wool evoke the restaurant’s Northern influence. Snøhetta has also designed the branding and visual identity and developed a unique typeface called Barr Gräbenbach that creates a bold yet refined expression. The color palette references the seasons and the selection of paper qualities have embossing of patterns. Local techniques and locally sourced materials played an essential part in the overall design. The restaurant´s furniture were created by Malte Gormsen, using traditional Danish craftsmanship and carpentry, and most of the oak used for furniture and interior was harvested from trees grown less than fifty kilometers from Barr´s doorstep. The restaurant’s name (Barr: meaning “barley” in old Norse), reflects Schmidt’s fascination with the region’s food and drink history and culture. Classic dishes such as frikadeller (Danish meatballs), schnitzel and hot-smoked salmon will be offered alongside a large selection of craft beers and aquavits. Photo: Line Klein.

 

The rough texture of the original stonewalls contrasts the warm oak floor. The ceiling is alternately composed of the original ceiling beams and new, sculpted wooden planks, which are embedded with brass details that reflect micro spots of light. Raw materials – wood, leather and wool evoke the restaurant’s Northern influence.

The restaurant´s furniture were created by Malte Gormsen, using traditional Danish craftsmanship and carpentry, and most of the oak used for furniture and interior was harvested from trees grown less than fifty kilometers from Barr´s doorstep.Snøhetta has also designed the branding and visual identity and developed a unique typeface called Barr Gräbenbach that creates a bold yet refined expression.