A Peek Inside Wulff & Konstali Food Shop in Copengagen
Wulff & Konstali is the fourth food shop for Wulff & Konstali and owners Agnete Maria Wulff & Poul Wulffa, this time based in a historic building in Copenhagen, Denmark. The venue with room for 50 inside and 80 seats outside, brings a fresh Scandinavian vibe to diner style décor for the eat-in brunch and takeaway food spot with a friendly local vibe. The project was designed by Copengagen-based Studio David Thulstrup.
“I wanted to do something in the style of a classic diner but sharpened up with fresh colours and clean surfaces that makes you feel almost as if you are sitting in a bakery or a kitchen. Previously an old-style bodega, the space was stripped back and reconfigured to combine built-in banquette style seating with a welcoming front counter where bread and takeaway food is displayed in glass and metal display cases and open shelves. Walls are lined in pale eggshell blue glazed tiles, which are offset by chocolate brown matt tiles on the floors. A light pale grey acoustic sprayed textured ceiling is a soft foil for the brightness of the wall tiles and absorbs the noise of the bustling café. White neon tubes, slightly curved to evoke the shape of outdoor market awnings are suspended on steel pipes from the ceiling. Doing custom lighting like this, has become really important for us and I think these neon tubes unify the space as well as add a touch of whimsy to the strong lines of the tiles. To bring a sense of craft to the room, we commissioned glazed lava stone tabletops in light beige with dark brown spots from Copenhagen-based File Under Pop, adding a custom-made table leg in galvanised steel as an industrial contrast. Other design elements include the Ton chair 14 in natural beech, Ulrik bar stool by SCP in natural ash, dark brown leather-covered banquettes and a lot of pot plants. It’s fresh and clean without being antiseptic and I think it will be an extremely popular place,” says David Thulstrup, principal of the Studio David Thulstrup
- Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
- Date completed: 2018
- Design: Studio David Thulstrup
- Photos: Irina Boersma