The group of restaurants Cofoco along with a high-class creative team – Lars Larsen, founder Kilo; creative adviser Jonas Hartz; Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange, partners from BIG – have teamed up to create the new restaurant Llama – Restaurante Sudamericano in Copenhagen. Llama is among the first restaurants in the region of Sudamericano inspiration, which aims to popularize flavors from Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Mexico. Positioned in the northern region in Denmark, Llama restaurant will make the meeting between Sudamericano inspiration and Scandinavian recipes and products. The space where the restaurant is arranged, was for years a dark basement, impersonal.
Larsen and Lange designers have created an open space full of life, generously connected to city. The walls and floors are lined with handcrafted Mexican cement tiles, melding iconic design influences from Latin America with Copenhagen cool. The interior design follows some basic guidelines: colorful tiles with different designs, black furniture, a vibrant green wall and lighting bodies of brass. All this create a unique spatial configuration and a successful symbiosis between the two cultures.
Basically we have an interpretation of traditional South American dialect in a contemporary public space in Copenhagen. The interior plan is optimized for a capacity of 180 people, three different dining areas and a bar that is the heart of the whole ensemble.
Kilo founder and Head of Design Lars Larsen echoes Lange’s observations: “Llama is product of a strong creative team with an ambition to crate a strong social space in a span between South America and Copenhagen – the flamboyant and the understated merging to create a restaurant with an international feel rooted in Scandinavian heritage.”