Denmark Design Hotels

The Krane – An all black experience for two

Looking for a completely unique experience for you and your partner to share? Check into THE KRANE.

A modern, minimalist hotel for two, The KRANE, is located in an old coal crane on the Nordhavn harbor in Copenhagen. Owner Klaus Kastbjerg and architect Mads Møller from Arcgency retrofitted the crane so that it’s become a multi-sensory experience for anyone staying there. Plus, the raised crane offers panoramic views of the city, harbor, and sky, that are unlike any other.

The Krane Copenhagen - Nook Twelve

Set over four storeys, the structure, which takes its cues from its industrial Nordhavn home, features a ground floor reception area (complete with a concierge service and complimentary BMW i3), a spa with treatments such as charcoal facials and a top floor penthouse boasting panoramic views of the harbour. THE KRANE also offers itself as a meeting room for anyone who wants to rent it out.

The Krane Copenhagen - Nook Twelve

The interiors are dressed in dark coal-black shades, with smart wall-integrated furnishings. They effectively create a blank canvas to highlight the carefully selected Menu pieces curated by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects. Meanwhile, leathers, wood and stone all conspire to exude a masculine mood that eschews any expected Scandinavian finishes. The architect worked with Dinesen for the black flooring, ceiling, and walls, which are all covered with Douglas planks that were finished with a special ‘megablack’ oil for its rich, saturated look. The result is a grown-up atmosphere that fits perfectly with Menu’s mature take on Scandinavian design.

The Krane Copenhagen - Nook Twelve

The Krane Copenhagen - Nook Twelve

The Krane Copenhagen - Nook Twelve

The Krane Copenhagen - Nook Twelve

The Krane Copenhagen - Nook Twelve

The Krane Copenhagen - Nook Twelve

The Krane Copenhagen - Nook Twelve

Photography Rasmus Hjortshøj

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