Heavy wooden floorboards, an open fireplace and gleaming white walls: The conversion of a former blacksmith’s workshop into a home sought as far as possible to retain the rural atmosphere of the place. The house is owned by René Redzepi, chef and owner of “noma” restaurant which trade journal “Restaurant Magazine” has in recent years several times nominated the best in the world. Wood is the main material both in the restaurant and in his private home in Copenhagen’s Christianshavn district – to preserve the harmonious overall picture even the kitchen cabinets were custom-made from solid wood handcrafted by Garde Hvalsøe.
In this clear concept there could of course only be a natural flooring: All the rooms boast HeartOak planks courtesy of Dinesen. The sturdy solid planks from the long-standing family-owned company stem from trees that were 200 years old and thus come in unusual lengths of 2-6 meters. With HeartOak planks Dinesen utilises as much as possible from the middle of the large oak trees. Natural cracks are preserved and locked with butterfly joints of oak, which gives the planks a powerful expression. The unique grain underscores the house’s cozy feel. In addition, the 30-millimeter-thick HeartOak planks ensure a pleasant ambient climate in the long term. The unusual length of the boards creates clear lines on the floor, making the spacious rooms seem even more generously dimensioned. (am)