Celebrated author Victor Hugo once said, “There is nothing more interesting than a wall behind which something is happening.” We sometimes perceive architecture, art, and design as a collection of intangible ideas, behind a wall, and inaccessible. Welcome to the newly redesigned Concept Republik, intended to chip away at that proverbial wall and in doing so, show how design surrounds and influences us.
Chefs across Scandinavia and the greater Nordic region have catapulted restaurants in their respective countries to some of the world’s greatest, and garnered long-overdue attention to the area’s local ingredients, by importing French culinary techniques and putting their own unique interpretations front and center. The results, in places like NOMA and Geist, are impressive to say the least. The French are returning the mutual admiration in a different area, albeit one which still centers around the home. NØRDIK MÅRKET has opened at 13 rue Charlot in the Marais and the locals cannot get enough of the concept store which features genuine Scandinavian / Nordic home goods and vintage items.