The making of the new Noma

Noma is the most influential restaurant of the century so far, an icon for a food-obsessed age. A year after the original dining room closed, a remarkable replacement has arrived.

Bjarke Ingels, the boundary-busting architect who had made his name with the subterranean Danish Maritime Museum in Helsingør, is the first architect to come to mind for this project after Ingels became friend with Redzepi and Kreiner after by organising his first board meeting of his practice, at the original Noma.

David Thulstrup is in charge of all the interior of the world’s best restaurant. The Copenhagen architect created many bespoke designs for the new restaurant, including a 6.5m oak table for the private dining room.

Jonas and Julie Krüger, the brother and sister duo, who are the fifth generation owners of joinery workshop Brdr Krüger, masterminded the production of Thulstrup’s Arv chair as well as dining tables throughout the restaurant, and seating for the lounge.

Several other names make this a special moment, such as Jonas Edvard and Michael Anker – Lighting, Nina Nørgaard – Glassware and Christine Rudolph – Ceramics.