In the very central Kings Square, between the Royal Danish Theatre and the Charlottenborg Palace, Esmée symbolically marks the rebound of the Danish hospitality sector and a return to interrupted socializing and human contact. An elegant, light space created by Space Copenhagen to satisfy the eyes and the taste buds, from morning coffee to dinner. Comfortable and free of fin de siècle indulgence, the concept suggests a nostalgic nod at authentic French brasseries, formulating a classic, informal but attractive setting, contaminated by vibrant notes of greenery inspired by the Mediterranean.
Starting at the entrance, the spaces unfold seamlessly from the bar to the restaurant area. On the left, the natural stone bar counter forms a contrast with sides in dark plum with a glossy finish, featuring the typical moldings of the doors of local dwellings. The sensual range of deep reds returns in the upholstered seating with leather from the new Nuance collection by Space Copenhagen for Sorensen Leather, delicately enhanced by handmade wicker lamps by Atelier Vime hanging over the tables.
The neutral tones of gray and green permit a physical and ‘organic’ transition in the dining room and the lush outer courtyard, distilling a relaxed, soft atmosphere.
The rustic flooring in chalky stone from France has been installed diagonally to add graphic movement to the layout.
In the dining room several original columns have been utilized to organize the space and to convey a sense of greater height. On the walls, amidst sand-colored paint, the shiny patterns of pale marble and matte panels, a series of mirrors intervene to boost the sensation of depth.
The neutral space is enlivened by invasions of ornamental plants, settees covered in intense green leather, also from the Nuance collection, and padded backs in Dedar fabric with relief motifs. There are also tables beside the soft Loafer Chairs designed by Space Copenhagen for &Tradition and classic Vienna 144 padded bistro chairs in curved wood by Gebrüder Thonet.