As restaurant noma prepares to reopen early next year, Chicago based auction house
Wright is pleased to announce a special auction of collected pieces from the groundbreaking
To be held on November 2nd, 2017, the auction will feature many of the restaurant’s interior
furnishings, décor and tableware—from dining tables and chairs, to custom ceramic and
wooden dinnerware and bespoke glassware—that helped establish noma’s distinct aesthetic.
Since opening in 2003, noma has been at the forefront of gastronomy and creativity. Led by
its founder and head chef René Redzepi, the restaurant has worked with an intimate network
of purveyors to develop a menu that gives guests a clear and delicious sense of time and place,
and that celebrates the Nordic region’s ingredients, seasons and culture.
Earlier this year, the restaurant, four times recognized as the World’s Best by Restaurant
Magazine, closed at the eighteenth-century harbor-side warehouse it has called home for
fourteen years. It relocated soon after to Tulum, Mexico for the critically acclaimed Noma
Mexico residency, and will reopen early next year in its new Copenhagen home with a new
mission and menu.
Each piece was selected by Redzepi, and produced by artists and designers from across the
Nordic region, with interior elements featuring an organic balance of rough and refined detail,
with items made of earthy materials such as wood, stone, leather and glass. Furnishings range
from classic chairs by Hans J. Wegner from the private dining room and J.L. Møller dining chairs
from the main dining room, to contemporary pieces by Space Copenhagen for the restaurant’s
lounge and a custom 20-foot long table made by Københavns Møbelsnedkeri. Tableware consists
of custom-made glass coffee carafes and cups by Nina Nørgaard, hand-carved wooden spoons
and bowls from Wahl & Ross, as well as a beautiful assortment of ceramic dishes including large
white base plates by the father son duo, Aage and Kasper Würtz, and more.
The auction will be held in Chicago and will also be streamed live online on November 2nd, 2017
starting at 8am North American Central Time Zone (CT). In total the sale features nearly 500
lots with starting prices ranging from $US 100 –$US 20,000. While there is no public preview
of the auction lots, a complete listing of the items will be available online at www.wright20.com
starting October 10th, 2017. All works will ship from Copenhagen following the sale’s completion.
In addition to the online listing, Wright will produce a special catalog for the auction celebrating
the award-winning restaurant and its collected pieces, with brand-new photography by Ditte
Isager. The catalog will be available early in October and can be purchased from Wright.
This extraordinary and once-in-a-lifetime sale of many of noma’s collected pieces has something