NOMA Tokyo to include designs that combine flavours of home and history

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Wahl&Ross’s shelving design blends Viking rope bracings with Japanese timber lashing

Copenhagen’s NOMA, universally known as one of the best restaurants in the world is taking its 2 Michelin-starred menu to a pop up restaurant in Tokyo, opening this weekend.

Famous for its modern interpretation of Nordic cuisine, NOMA’s food will be infused with a Japanese twist for its month-long stay in Japan, with this blend of cultures will be complemented by the restaurant’s design.

Melding Nordic and Japanese craftsmanship, the furniture, such as the shelving by Wahl&Ross blends Viking rope bracings with Japanese timber lashing.

The shelves’ strength is derived from the use of rope bracing and tightening techniques rediscovered from the maritime explorers and Vikings of the Nordics, while the timber lashing technique is inspired from historic Japanese craft

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The shelves’ strength is derived from the use of maritime rope works rediscovered from the Nordics finest Sea Wolves, while the lashing technique is inspired from historic Japanese craft.

The structure is light and collapsible for transport from Denmark to Tokyo, yet strong once all the elements are bound together.

Designed by Drew Wahlberg Rosskelly, his design was selected as one of the contributing artists to NOMA Tokyo

The shelve surfaces are made with a durable polymer used in Danish furniture classics, whilst the timber structure is made of innovative Kebony wood, a modified, high-quality, sustainably grown timber that is impregnated with alcohol and put under pressure and heat to make an extremely durable finish that does not need treatment.

In the restaurant 12 units are used to store the various culinary tools employed by the restaurant.

Designed by Drew Wahlberg Rosskelly, his design was selected as one of the contributing artists to NOMA Tokyo after the success of the culinary tools and other dining items he has designed for the NOMA restaurant in Copenhagen.


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