Johannes Torpe Studios created the new design for Palæo, a healthy fast food chain in Copenhagen. Taking inspiration from the simplicity of the paleo diet and lifestyle, they designed a space using raw materials, like leather, wood, and wool, making it easy to expand to other locations in the future.
Palæo – Primal Gastronomi serves healthy fast food, focusing on fresh and unprocessed produce, so they wanted to ensure that the space would be warm and welcoming for all of their customers, evoking a sense of Danish hygge (Danish expression meaning cosiness achieved through environments and social situations). The design is separated into seating area, as well as cozier lounge areas to meet their customer needs.
With their goal of creating the feeling of hygge, they used a muted color palette and natural materials like leather, wool, stone, wood, and brass, which merge together to form a cohesive, comfortable feel. With the toned down scheme, it allows the colors of the fresh foods to take the stage.
Behind the bar, different workstations were created to signify the various stages of food preparation.