This old, classic building in Frederiksberg in Denmark once served as a factory making snap fasteners and zips. In 1855, when the original factory building was constructed, production facilities were located in the basement, while the factory workers were said to live on the remaining floors. Today, the building is transformed. Welcome to a beautiful, renovated townhouse flat with vibrant art, soothing colours and Dinesen Layers Oak.
Private residence – Frederiksberg, Denmark
Floor installer: Andreas Rostgaard Düring
Photographer: Claus Troelsgaard
Layers Oak Classic
Thickness: 19 mm. Width: 300 mm. Random lengths: 2–3 m.
Finish: Light Oil
Art by Knud Odde and art from Galleri Oxholm by Kelly Reemtsen and Isabelle Schjeltjens, among others.
On a small idyllic side street, pulled back from the urban bustle of Frederiksberg, lies this historic factory building, which underwent a functional transformation during the 1950s. Today, the building has been converted into flats. One of them is this 376-square-metre dwelling, which, after extensive renovation, now consists of the ground floor and the former snap fastener section in the basement.
The renovation was undertaken by the owner, who was closely involved in all the design details. Her vision was to create a home where every room has a warm, welcoming feel – a refuge that offers a calm and relaxing space as a counterbalance to her hectic working life.
The interior is defined by carefully curated objects, Danish design and striking colours that please the eye and contribute to an atmosphere of wellness. A central element in the renewal of the flat was the choice of Dinesen floors in Layers Oak Classic. The floors form a neutral canvas for the owner’s personality, including colourful and exuberant works of art.