Head Chef and Founder of Noma, René Redzepi, commissioned Studio David Thulstrup to design the new home of Noma and a series of furniture pieces for the new space and David Thulstrup collaborated with Brdr. Krüger to create a new collection of furniture designed to complement the spirit of the new Noma space.
David Thulstrup is a designer and architect with a refined yet diverse approach to interiors and architecture, intertwining traditional aesthetics with modern simplicity. Since setting up Studio David Thulstrup in Copenhagen in 2009 he has completed an extensive portfolio of local and international projects ranging from new residential architecture and domestic interiors, to retail stores, hospitality and product design.
In early 2018 he completed the interiors of the new Noma restaurant in Copenhagen for the world-renowned chef René Redzepi, who describes the result as fresh and modern and very much in tune with his ethos of a sense of place place. The restaurant received the Wallpaper* ‘Best New Restaurant’ awards of 2019. In addition, for this work David was awarded Interior designer of the year in AD Design Award 2018 and Spatial Designer of the year at the Danish Bo Bedre Design Awards 2018, where he also won Furniture of the year for the Arv chair designed for Noma.
At the heart of David’s practice is a belief in finding beauty in all materials and combining them in a way that emphasises comfort and liveability.
He takes a holistic approach to all projects, analysing and researching each client’s needs and desires to ensure the outcome is true to their identity and values. By rethinking and reworking simple elements such as light, colour, form and material he comes up with fresh pared-back design solutions for sometimes complex requirements.
Working for David is an international and culturally diverse team of architects, interior designers, textile designers, 3D visualisers, product designers, lighting specialists and material experts. They work in a naturally lit studio space in an industrial building in east Amager.
Before setting up his own studio David worked for the French architect Jean Nouvel in Paris and the American architect Peter Marino in New York City.