Winner in Interior Design Restaurant – Fine Dining
Johannes Torpe Studio Aps Denmark
Magdalena Kotfis, Suguru Kobayashi, Ariana Szmedra, Aibolot Makenov, Silke Xenia Juul
Alastair Philip Wiper
Ny Østergade 24, 1101 Copenhagen, Denmark
Restaurant Levi is a daring and lively space that offers its guests and visitors an immersive, sensory experience, expanding beyond the plate. Levi was born from the love of the Italian grappa master Romano Levi, whose passion and attention to detail continues to be unmatched. Romano Levi combined incredible grappa with poetic design, a direction to which Restaurant Levi pays tribute. The total development of Restaurant Levi, from cutlery to concept, is the product of a creative collaboration between restaurateurs Copenhagen Concepts and designers Johannes Torpe Studios, ensuring coherence and depth in concept and detail. The cuisine builds on traditions of both Japanese and Italian kitchens transforming simple, high-quality, seasonal produce into spectacular, honest and flavorful meals. The interior design mirrors that; taking materials such as wood, textile and stone and combining them to create an atmosphere that allows people to step into a joyful and sensory space. The secret behind achieving such an effect is opposing grounding, natural elements with exciting, bold and chaotic ones, creating spatial tension and an ambience of anticipation— a type of spatial effervescence.