HERE Pop-Up Restaurant: A Delicious Disappearing Act with Fritz Hansen
HERE is a unique pop-up dining event in Kazakhstan’s beauty spots where the setting is as important as the food and wine. With nature, aesthetics, and quality present in every aspect, incorporating Fritz Hansen furniture made of natural materials, simple shapes, and lines served to heighten the event.
A sommelier and a chef brought the concept of a dining pop-up to Kazakhstan with their restaurant, HERE – an uncomplicated name that captures the immediacy and transience of the event and its shifting location.
The aim of HERE is to bring people closer to nature while enjoying good company, exceptional food and, of course, perfectly paired wine. Last year the event was held in a mountainous location. This year the three-day event found itself on the scenic shores of the Kapchagai reservoir, an hour’s drive from the city of Almaty.
The Personality of Timeless Nordic Design
The diners at the event were seated on a mix of chairs from the Fritz Hansen collection. Selecting pieces known for their simple, organic curves, the iconic Series 7TM, DropTM and AntTM chairs ensured comfort and a style that blended seamlessly with the nature-setting and exquisite fare at this unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime dining experience.
According to the event organisers, they had special reasons for their chair choices: “We chose Fritz Hansen because the brand has a strong history and could carry and sustain its individuality through the years. The philosophy of [Fritz Hansen] is that one piece of furniture is enough to decorate an entire room. This approach to the product is very close to us.”
The wonderful event was held in collaboration with ELEMENTS furniture and lifestyle concept store in Kazakhstan – an ever-evolving independent design space offering a unique blend of icons of design and tomorrow’s classics.
The Design Pieces
Chairs selected for the HERE pop-up event included a mix of Arne Jacobsen’s iconic chairs – Series 7TM, DropTM and AntTM – ensuring comfort and style through the simple, organic curves that blended seamlessly with the nature-setting and exquisite fare at this unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime dining experience.
ABOUT THE SUPPLIER
Founded in Denmark in 1872, Fritz Hansen is a global leader in furniture, lighting and accessory design and production.