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Pay homage to iconic painter David Hock­ney with our pick of venues and ac­tiv­i­ties in his na­tive York­shire. Plus, two new Danish-in­spired restau­rants in Paris

Flora Dan­ica and Copen­h­ague are two new restau­rants cre­ated by Mai­son du Dane­mark, an in­sti­tute in Paris with a mis­sion to cham­pion Den­mark’s arts and busi­ness. It turned to Copen­hagen-based in­te­ri­ors and ar­chi­tec­ture prac­tice Gam­fratesi to de­sign mod­ern in­te­ri­ors for the new venues.

Turn to see in­side both venues

With in­te­ri­ors de­signed by Gam­fratesi, th­ese venues have a dis­tinct Danish look

As its name sug­gests, Flora Dan­ica ( left, and pre­vi­ous page) blends pared­back de­sign with botany: we love the seaweed-coloured mar­ble bar, chevron floor­ing and moss green ‘TS’ Ta­ble and ‘Bee­tle’ chairs, spe­cially de­signed for the project with Gubi. They sit un­der del­i­cate sil­ver birch trees in­side the build­ing, op­po­site a wall hung with orig­i­nal plant draw­ings saved from the restau­rant’s orig­i­nal 1970s in­car­na­tion. On a sunny day, make for the lush gar­den out­side. The menu is ev­ery bit as fresh as the decor – a sim­ple smoked sal­mon, crunchy ap­ple and radish smør­re­brød or a green bean and red cur­rant salad, ideal with a light Grøn­jægers Pil­sner beer.

Mean­while, sul­try grey walls and dark blue tex­tiles from Raf Si­mons’ Kvadrat col­lec­tion in sec­ond restau­rant Copen­h­ague ( left) – punc­tu­ated only by snowy-white plates co-de­signed with porce­lain spe­cial­ists Royal Copen­hagen – make for a mood­ier din­ner at­mos­phere. The menu is wildly in­ven­tive – think a pear and white cho­co­late starter – mean­ing the dishes al­ways bring colour to the ta­ble. Book now for a taste of Danish style in the French cap­i­tal ( maison­du­dane­; flo­radan­; restau­rant-copen­h­

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