TRANSFORMING ONE DOUGLAS TREE INTO JAPANESE-INSPIRED SOCIAL DINING
The interior for HVERDAGEN combines the idea of a traditional restaurant with a long-table dinner concept for friends and family. All furniture is made entirely from the same douglas tree, designed and handcrafted by Vermland studio and joinery. HVERDAGEN is located next to the vibrant area Kødbyen in Copenhagen. The owners want to introduce everyday food in an experimenting and sustainable way based on 100% organic ingredients. By using simple technonics inspired by japanese craftsmanship Vermland showcases high-end furnitures in an everyday setting.
PROCESS FROM THE WORKSHOP
The douglas tree arriving to the workshop ready to be cut up and transformed into custom-made furniture. “We try our best to design and manufacture furniture based on local and long lasting materials that we belive will continue contributing to its inviroment for many decades to come.” - Anton Bak, Co-founder of Vermland
A long table is hanging from the timber frame construction in the middle of the room and devides the café into smaller zones with different functions. The goal was to be able to host social everyday long table dinners while at the same time allow people to stop by for a more intimate café experience.
“We see how more and more people are asking to share their food when being out on restuarents. This experience concept resembles a casual dinner at home where you have one or two shared pots instead of single plates. We love this intimate way of eating together and wanted to embrace it by placing a long table as a center piece in the room” - Joakim Tolf Vulpius, Co-founder
DETAIL INSPIRED BY JAPANES TECHTONICS
All furniture is special-made for the dinery taking its inspiration from the existing timber frame structure combined with Vermland’s interest in Japanese joinery. By integrating dowels into the beams and collums the structure utilizes the qualities of solid wood lifting up the long table without the use of any screws.
ORGANIC AND LOCAL FOOD
The client wanted to showcase some of the organic food and the fermenting process involved when making the ingredients. The shelf system covers the entire back wall in the building making it blend in with the existing wood structure.