In 2017, the internationally renowned Japanese restaurant noma closed its space in an eighteenth-century harborside warehouse in Copenhagen after fourteen years. As noma prepared to open its new site in 2018, Wright presented a special auction of collected pieces from its first groundbreaking restaurant. Carefully considered and featuring unique pieces produced by artists and designers from across the Nordic region, the auction included interior furnishings, décor, and tableware that helped estab- lish noma’s distinct aesthetic. The sale contained nearly five hundred lots—items such as classic chairs by Hans J. Wegner and J.L. Møller, hand-carved wooden cutlery, ceramic dishes, and a custom twenty-foot-long table from the restaurant’s private dining room. In honor of the sale, Wright published both a historical document and auction catalog. As with the recent sale of the interior elements from New York City’s iconic Four Seasons restaurant, designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1959, Wright has once again created an invaluable document of noma’s exceptional design aesthetic.
104 pp / 5 b&w and 93 color
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