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SANDERS Copenhagen: where even the staff wear design

Sanders Copenhagen is set to be no ordinary design hotel in this latest round of new additions flooding the Danish capital. Entirely bespoke - from the tiniest detail on a door handle to the large and trendy rooftop conservatory - Sanders is the brainchild of owner Alexander Køplin, once principal dancer at the Royal Danish Ballet. 

A stage of its own, the boutique-luxury hangout vibes of theatrically cool Sanders have been forged with London-based architect and interior design team, Lind + Almond.

When the issue of service wear (that’s uniforms for you and I) came about, it was clear that nothing off the peg would suffice: “Firstly I want my team to feel right, and secondly, I want their presence to be subtly felt and [for them] to be ambassadors of our style”. So, when their partner in style became Parisian-based design team, OLDER Paris, the fit was just right.

With roots in Copenhagen and experience in the cult fashion houses of Alexander McQueenIsabelle Marant and Damir Doma, Morten Thuesen called his father and brother back in 2013 and asked them to help him create OLDER Paris, and with that, the label was born.

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Since then joined by his partner, Letizia Caramia, OLDER Paris have gone on to pioneer a new style of designer service - practical yet avant-garde cool, they call this Smart Fabrics.

Drawing inspiration from the timeless aesthetic of iconic Danish furnishings and fascinated by their structure, form and appearance, OLDER Paris work closely with leading restaurants including Copenhagen’s Restaurant 108 (sister to Noma). 

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Creating stunning silhouettes using bold muted colours and soft textures, Sanders’ bespoke designs marry seamlessly to the effortless glamour of the Lind + Almond interiors. Not too much, but nothing hotel ordinary.

With its theatrical connection – not only in its convenient placement around the corner from the Royal Danish Theatre but also through its owner Køplin – the uniforms have become so much more than just service wear. They are costumes, designed to convey a sense of occasion, a mood, a purpose, and above all to contribute to the silent theatre of a well-run hotel – part of the choreography.

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Sanders opens this summer with 52 rooms, a creative scene of infinite style – just what Copenhagen always needed. Read more about the journey of Sanders here – or simply grab yourself a room and be one of the first residents.

For more on Fashion and Design check out our travel journal, a neat edit of all things travel and style, set to the tone of creative.

White Line Hotels is a collection of some 60+ style dens of creative luxury from tiny alpine dens to sleekness in St. Tropez.

 

image of Kristian Baumann, chef of 108, by Sarah Buthmann

 

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