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.
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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 ( maisondudanemark.dk; floradanica.fr; restaurant-copenhague-paris.fr).