The Llama Restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark was designed by the BIG partners Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange in collaboration with Lars Larsen, the founder of Kilo, and with Jonas Hartz as creative director to offer this new dining experience.
The restaurant was created with the aid of the Cofoco food group and it offers dishes from the South American cuisine such as ceviches, anticuchos and meats prepared in the Uruguayan style. The designers tried to merge the two cultures and they offered an interpretation of the vernacular Latin America which was translated into the shape of a contemporary Copenhagen venue.
The basement was previously unused and it was clad with brightly colored patterns which offer a contrast to the black furniture. The cement tiles on the walls and floor were handcrafted with Mexican themes fused with Scandinavian influences to further the cultural mélange.
There are three different dining areas oriented around the central bar and the plan was optimized to allow 180 people to eat here two times a night.