International styles converge at Copenhagen eatery Levi, which blends Italian and Japanese cuisine with Danish design.
Practice Johannes Torpe Studio collaborated with restaurateur Copenhagen Concepts on the restaurant’s interiors, designing a space that embodies and marries old Italy and Japanese sophistication within a modern metropolis.’
Taking inspiration from Italian grappa distillery Romano Levi (which lends its name to the informal dining spot), elements of Milanese design are found in the horseshoe-shaped bar, topped by verde marble alongside mossy green seating.
The chrome bar back, stools and bespoke lighting fixtures, which look like giant balls of mercury, heighten the look and provide textural contrast to the more ‘Japandi’ elements of the space. Pale larch is used for furniture and to cover the building’s beams and columns, while smooth plasterwork around the kitchen area adds a handcrafted feel.
Terrazzo flooring is used across the dining room and picks up the green and plaster shades found in the space. And things take a tonal shift in the washroom, where ribbed walls are finished in a monochrome blush pink hue.
The Copenhagen restaurant’s menu is similarly a fusion of Asian and European influences crafted by Head Chef Andrea Calducci – tuna akami, bagna cauda and pistachio, spaghettoni with yum miso and pulp, and milk-fed veal with wasabi and truffle are among the enticing options.