Just around the corner from the Arc de Triomphe on Paris’ exclusive Avenue des Champs-Élysées is La Maison du Danemark, a cultural institute opened in 1955 that promotes Danish arts and culture within Paris. It was originally built in 1935, but as makeover was needed, and none other than favorite design duo GamFratesi did the renovation of the prestigious interiors.
After thorough renovation, the space has been given new life with the aim to revive the combination of classic Danish design with a Danish culinary experience. The interior of the Maison du Danemark has been completely transformed and stands completed as a fusion of modern, understated Danish elegance and sophisticated French influences that all together provide a unique ambience.
Obviously GamFratesi embraced a number of Danish brands and their iconic products, such as Louis Poulsen, Lightyears, Gubi, Carl Hansen, Brdr. Petersens, expressing a combination of contemporary and classic Danish design and philosophy.
Within La Maison Du Danemark are two restaurants – Flora Danica and Copenhague. Located on the ground floor is Flora Danica, a contemporary brasserie that celebrates Danish cuisine with French touches. Copenhague is located upstairs and is a more formal restaurant with unique specialities. I haven’t been to either, but based on the interior of both restaurants, they are highest on my bucket-list for my next visit to Paris.
Très très chic!