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The Copenhagen home of furniture designer Nikolaj Mentze and architect Malene Hvidt is a dialogue between the two, a shared and fluid work in progress. Nothing comes into their apartment without its merits being discussed and appraised. “We think good design should create a dialogue between person and object,” says Nikolaj.

 “THERE’S SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL IN KNOWING EVERYTHING HAS ITS OWN PLACE. TO US, THESE ROUTINES DEFINE A HOME.”

 

This story is featured in Ark Journal VOL II

PHOTOGRAPHY ANDERS SCHØNNEMANN

WORDS ALISA LARSEN
STYLING PERNILLE VEST
CASE STUDY— PERIOD PIECES DESIGN

CASE STUDY
— PERIOD PIECES DESIGN

In the unique surroundings of the house created by Danish sculptor Rikard Axel Poulsen (1887-1972) furniture, lighting and homewares by contemporary designers exhibit their serene poise, the avant-garde flanked by the archaic to create layers of history.

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CULTIVATING PATINA

CULTIVATING PATINA

How to create a newly built house that feels comfortably familiar and as burnished as the well-loved objects that move with the owners? Designer Elisabeth Snejbjerg and former architect now photographer Mikael Bonde after 25 years in Copenhagen moved to the country near Aarhus to a house they designed and built among trees.

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BACKYARD REFUGE

BACKYARD REFUGE

Small but perfectly matched, two residences in a courtyard are reduced to the essentials using quality materials and maximum light to create welcoming tranquillity.

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COPENHAGEN CREATIVES

HOME

The Copenhagen home of furniture designer Nikolaj Mentze and architect Malene Hvidt is a dialogue between the two, a shared and fluid work in progress. Nothing comes into their apartment without its merits being discussed and appraised. “We think good design should create a dialogue between person and object,” says Nikolaj.

 “THERE’S SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL IN KNOWING EVERYTHING HAS ITS OWN PLACE. TO US, THESE ROUTINES DEFINE A HOME.”

 

This story is featured in Ark Journal VOL II

PHOTOGRAPHY ANDERS SCHØNNEMANN

WORDS ALISA LARSEN
STYLING PERNILLE VEST
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