Restoration and renovation of a listed apartment in the center of Copenhagen.

The building is part of a larger scheme developed by renowned historicist architect Ferdinand Meldahl in the late 19th Century.

The last time the apartment had been redone was in the 1990s, with a lot of design choices typical of that era. The wish of the client was to bring back the original 1870s charm of the place. Luckily a lot of it was still there, only buried beneath the newer layers – such as the original plank floors that we discovered underneath a 90s parquet flooring.

A lot of bespoke details were designed by us for the place, such as brass and bronze hardware for the cabinets, and kitchen and bathroom furniture.

As part of the restoration all the plasterwork details were stripped of 150 years worth of paint coats and left unpainted.

For the bathroom floors we did a pattern of intarsia brass ornaments, based on an ornament found in the fence around the neighboring Marble Church, also designed by Meldahl.

The finished bathrooms are a mix of terrazzo, ceramic, Carrara marble, elm and brass.

Furniture was built in European elm, and kitchen and other cabinetry in Danish ash wood.

For the kitchen walls, antique Delft tiles were mixed in with newly manufactured ceramic tiles, also from Delft.

All work was done in collaboration with the carpenters and cabinet makers of Rammelisten.

Photos by Peter Dalsgaard.