I always find it fascinating to peak inside a celebrity’s home. It tells a lot about their personality – The objects they choose to surround themselves with, the quantity thereof (do they subscribe to a minimalist or maximalist philosophy?), the colours, the materials, etc.
René Redzepi is not a famous movie star or a reality show contestant; He has reached a high-standing status for his Nordic food, his drive, and his will to challenge the industry. The 38-year-old is the chef behind NOMA, the Copenhagen venue awarded Best Restaurant of the World three times, and which made it to the top 3 for the last seven years – No less! Impressive, right?
Today, we can look into his home in Christianshavn, Copenhagen. Unsurprisingly, the place is refined, with an understated elegance, just like his restaurant. The stunning oak floor boards are by Dinesen, which is what I expected from a chef so highly dedicated to quality, craftsmanship and Nordic heritage. The same wood was used for the kitchen and bathroom, equally beautiful. Fans of flea markets and second-hand stores, Redzepi and his wife furnished their home with fab finds gathered throughout the years. The interior is unpretentious, timeless and simple – The opposite of flashy, glitzy and glamorous.
Being familiar with Redzepi’s philosophy and approach to food, I feel that this place is a true reflection of the man; authentic, humble, down to heart, with no-nonsense.
Enjoy the tour below!