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Issue 76 · Nautical Notes · June 10, 2013

Piscine Chic in Copenhagen

Issue 76 · Nautical Notes · June 10, 2013

Kødbyens Fiskebar, incongruously located in Copenhagen's former meatpacking district, takes a new approach to nautical decor.

The interiors, designed by Space (the firm behind Noma's dining room), are spare and features recycled elements. "The décor is austere and refreshingly free of piscine kitsch, apart from a column-like tank hosting a solitary jellyfish, but the enormous windows do give the place an aquatic feel when it’s raining outside," according to the Copenhagen Editors. Go to Kødbyens Fiskebar for location and hours. And to check out photographer Todd Selby's visit, go to The Selby.


Above: The exterior retains vestiges of its former life as a meatpacking warehouse.


Above: The interior features a deconstructed look with white tiled walls. Photo via The Selby.

fiskbars wood booths reclaimed doors

Above: Room dividers are made from reclaimed doors; vintage metal meat hooks function as coat hooks.

fiskbars circular tank

Above: Silvery fish swim in the circular tank.

  fiskbars wine bottles

Above: A row of wine bottles functions as decor; photo via The Selby.

fiskebar table setting

Above: A simple table setting.

space fiskebaren-bar

Above: The bar is surfaced with reclaimed wood.

fiskebaren mater stool 2

Above: Recycled Aluminum Stools by Mater surround the circular fish tank.

  kodbyens fiskebar canvas chairs

Above: Canvas chairs come out when the weather is warm.

This post is an update; the original ran on January 28, 2010.

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