Last summer I had the great pleasure to visit and photograph the stunning Santa Clara 1728 in Lisbon. Santa Clara 1728 is located in an enchanting 18th century building, in one of the most romantic Lisbon squares in the old cultural quarter of the city with a beautiful view over the Pantheon and River Tangus.
The hotel has been designed by local architect Manuel Aires Mateus, whose clean, modern interiors are refreshing trimmings to the buidling’s ancient walls ; worn, limestone stairs lead to the guest rooms, where coarse lines, pale woods and furnishings by designer Antonio Citterio come together in natural palette boosted by a graceful duck egg blue. Bathrooms are a mixture of pine wood and white tiles, while the huge freestanding tubs and basins are made of pink-hue limestone. I just fell in love with the bathroom immediately.
I got such a warm welcome by the hearty and helpful staff meeting me in the reception. I felt so comfortable and cozy staying at Santa Clara 1728. Just like being home far away from home which is so important top me while I’m traveling.
Downstairs, unwind under the warm glow from David Groppi’s beautiful ‘Simbiosi’ lights enjoying the delicious home-made breakfast, using the freshest market produce, while planning the best to see and explore in Lisbon.
Santa Clara 1728, Campo de Santa Clara 128, RC, 1100-473 Lisboa, Portugal
I’ve been lucky to stay at the beyond beautiful Nobis Hotel Copenhagen several times. Everytime I’ve been staying in a new gorgeous room since none of the rooms are identical which makes it even more exciting to visit the hotel. I’m always feeling cozy and comfortable at this hotel with such hearty and helpful staff meeting in the reception. I love how the hotel has been choosing so much beautiful design furnitures which brings so much characters to the place.
The grand 75-room Nobis Hotel Copenhagen is housed in an historic 5,400-square-meter landmark building that originally served the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music. Bringing the Nobis magic to the mindst of the Danish capital, the hotel is architect Gert Wingårdh’s “updated take on Le Corbusier. Danish classicism, which this building is a fine example of, is something special-more sophisticated, more stripped down than in Sweden”, he says. The historic landmark building on Niels Brocks Gade has been transformed into a cutting-edge contemporary luxury hotel-one where, like its Stockholm predecessor, food plays a central role. The restaurant which takes liberty with design styles from the 20th-century, borrows from the best of Nordic culinary traditions and served up modern seasonal cuisine. At Nobis Hotel Copenhagen, modernism meets classism and it’s all lusciously augmented by such embracing amenities as a gym, a sauna with cooling pool and ham, a bar, and a lounge area that, taken together, serve as an attractive new locus for Copenhagen’s downtown scene.
Nobis Hotel Copenhagen, Niels Brocks Gade 1b, Copenhagen
February 23th-25th I was invited to visit and photograph the Vipp Loft in Copenhagen. Vipp Loft is located in the same building as the company’s Copenhagen headquarter; an old printing factory in the industrial area of Islands Brygge.
The Danish design company Vipp employed Studio David Thulstrup to create “a multi -functional and holistic home environment” beneath the original oak rafters of the factory’s loft area on 400m2.
The space is large enough to accommodate a mozzanine containing a study and library which are connected by a bridge to a dark, secluded bedroom. The open-plan living area i arranged around a freestand Vipp kitchen. Vintage furniture and diverse artworks create the feel of a “mini museum of contemporary art and design”.
Vipp was founded more than 75 years ago by Holger Nielsen, who developed the first bin for his wife’s hair salon. The pedal bin is now in MoMA’s permanent collection and the company is run by Holger’s daughter Jette Egelund, along with her two children Kasper and Sofie. It has 15 employes.
I had a very lovely time spending the weekend in this stunning Vipp Loft. It’s obvious that every little detail, materials and all the design interiors have been carefully chosen for this space with such a cool yet cozy atmosphere.
January 25th I was invited to attend the relaunch and photograph the The Royal Suite at the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel. The Royal Suite is designed by the Danish designer Lise Linneberg Agerholm. The suite is beautifully designed with carefully chosen custom made interior design from Denmark and other countries. The whole space is filled with so many gorgeous details. When you’re coming into the suite you’re met by a a warm and cozy atmosphere which is very typical for Danish culture. The Royal Suite has an amazing view over Copenhagen and the inner harbour.
I recently had the great pleasure to try, style and photography the EJ 5 Corona chair and the EJ-197 Insula Piccoli Wood table in oak. I even had a chance to design my own Corona chair which was a very exciting experience. I’ve chosen fabric from Kvadrat and spring steel in champagne.
The Insula Table is a flexible table series available as a bar table, coffee table, dinning table and and coffee table. The new edition Insula Piccolo Wood is made in oak and made for a beautiful nordic look. Nature and organic forms are part of the inspiration of the table series Insula, designed by Anne-Mette Bartholin Jensen and Morten Ernst in 2009.The shape of the table is dynamic and appealing – and matches numerous contexts. Insult functions, as the name suggests, as well small islands. The coffee tables can be placed together or in groups, resembling clusters of islands.
EJ 5 Corona speaks for itself. Simple and charismatic like the wreath or corona that can be seen around the sun during full solar eclipse. Corona became a classic a long time ago and has already appeared in numerous films, fashion editorials and music videos. Poul M. Volther was inspired by the human anatomy when he designed Corona which is why it looks light but as strong as spine.
Erik Jørgensen was a trained upholsterer. In 1954, he founded a small workshop in the Danish town Svendborg , where his expertise as an upholsterer was in high demand from the local community. In the 1960s and 1970s, developed a smal sofa collection with craftsmanship, quality and aesthetics and top priorities. Today, this second-generation family-owned company continues to be known for its high quality and upholstery expertise.
Erik Jørgensen Home Showroom, Bredgade 76, 1260 København K.