Inside the Audo, Copenhagen
In a city with an unmistakable sense of style, the Audo is one of Copenhagen’s newest and finest design destinations. We were recently lucky enough to spend a night inside one of the Audo’s stunning suites, join us for a look inside.
Founded in 1978 by Bjarne Hansen, Menu has worked collaboratively for over 40 years to create human-centric, beautifully designed environments. In their latest evolution, the Danish design company has relocated its headquarters to the Audo, a unique hybrid that brings together a hotel, head office, café and co-working space. Reflecting the current blurring of lines between home, work and hospitality, the Audo aims to bring together creative spirits from across the globe in a space for collaboration.
Located in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn district, Menu teamed up with long-term collaborators Norm Architects to restore and transform a disused merchants house. Originally built in 1918, the designers chose to preserve the buildings historic façade whilst giving the interiors a minimalist makeover, mixing period features with exposed concrete, raw wood and tactile furnishings.
Menu’s distinctive range of furniture, lighting and accessories has been tastefully styled alongside a curated selection of art and design from premium, global brands. On the ground floor of the Audo, nearly all of the partition walls have been removed to create a free-flowing, open-plan space with concrete floors and a perforated black metal ceiling. This hard shell is interrupted by the soft upholstered lines of the Menu Tearoom Chairs and the luxurious, tactile marble of the Menu Plinths.
Alongside the ground floor entrance, shop and café, the Audo showcases 10 unique hotel suites, nestled into the building’s former attic space underneath original timber ceiling beams. As you travel up the floors in the building, the materials and colours used within the interiors become softer, warmer and ever more tactile. Featuring items such as the Menu Offset Sofa, JWDA Table Lamps and the Menu TR Bulb, these luxurious suites are the perfect place for a design lover to spend the night in Copenhagen.
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Our top picks for Copenhagen
Planning a trip to Denmark? Here are some of the Nest team’s favourite places to eat, drink and visit in the Danish capital.
STAY | The Krane – A unique hotel experience offering panoramic views of the city, a former coal crane has been transformed into this luxury one-room hotel.
EAT | Noma – Arguably the world’s most famous restaurant, Noma 2.0 opened earlier this year. Treat yourself to the Michelin starred menu and take a seat on the Brdr. Kruger ARV dining chairs – exclusively designed for the restaurant.
DRINK | Original Coffee – This stylish café overlooks a beautiful square in the centre of Copenhagen with interiors that are filled with Louis Poulsen designs.
VISIT | If you love design, Copenhagen is the place to be. Home to some of the world’s best brands, we recommend visiting brand showrooms for some serious inspiration. From Menu to Ferm Living, Muuto to Louis Poulsen – the choice is endless.
VISIT | Louisiana Museum of Modern Art – Feast your eyes on classic pieces of art from iconic artists like Andy Warhol & Pablo Picasso in gorgeous surroundings.
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