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Projects | April Coffee, Copenhagen

Not Your Typical
Coffee Shop

April Coffee is a speciality coffee roastery and shop rooted in Copenhagen with the vision to progress the way coffee is roasted. It is not a typical coffee shop with crowded tables and customers working at their laptops. With a minimalistic interior, comprised of some of the finest pieces from the Finn Juhl collection, the space is reminiscent of a gallery or a sophisticated Japanese home. Welcome inside.

A look through the space at April Coffee. Featuring Finn Juhl's iconic Pelican Chair paired with the matching Pelican Table. In the back you can spot Finn Juhl's Panel System functioning as a decorative back drop behind the seating area comprised of Reading Chairs placed around the Nyhavn Dining Table.
Every day the team at April Coffee select their favourite coffees to share with their customers in the shop. Each coffee has been tested, brewed, tasted and evaluated for two days before they serve it.
When stepping inside the shop, the first piece of furniture that meets the eye is Finn Juhl's simple, yet elegant Japan Sofa from 1957 upholstered in a bright, mustard yellow textile.

Founder Patrik Rolf is originally from Gothenburg, Sweden, but he moved to Copenhagen and started April Coffee. He believes that where you are matters as it shapes you as a person and a company. This is why April is based in Copenhagen. The shop and their products are an extension of their interpretation of the city. The connection to the city's heritage and April's uncompromising respect for quality is not only evident in their products, but can also be found in the carefully executed decoration of the space. The interior creates a perfect harmony between Japanese philosophy and Danish crafts combined with a modern, yet warm aesthetic.

"Finn Juhl represents Denmark, and since we're a Copenhagen-based business, we wanted to enhance that and give Danes someone they can relate to. The furniture goes with our top value - uncompromising quality," Patrik explains (quoted in Nordic Style Mag, 27th of July 2020).

The Interior

Danish Design Meets
Japanese Aesthetics

The interior design has been executed with great attention to detail, bringing together Danish and Japanese influences. The sleek, sophisticated space is reminiscent of a cross between an art gallery and a sophisticated Japanese living room.

When stepping inside the shop, the first piece of furniture that meets the eye is Finn Juhl's simple, yet elegant Japan Sofa from 1957 upholstered in a bright, mustard yellow textile. The sofa is paired with the organically shaped Eye Table from 1948 and the elegant Table Bench with brass details designed in 1953.

Reading Chairs placed around the Nyhavn Dining Table. Behind is the characteristic Panel System.
“We like to believe the stories behind our shop’s many features correlate with our approach to coffee. It’s important to us that everything in this room, represents what we believe in – quality,” Patrik says, founder of April Coffee (quoted in Nordic Style Mag, 27th of July 2020).
Finn Juhl's Japan Sofa in vibrant yellow is used as a contrasting element to the colourless room.
The Panel System used to display the many different types of coffee available at April.

Wooden surfaces of Finn Juhl’s Panel System contrast well against the light grey flooring, while touches of mustard, yellow and blue brighten up the space and make it appear more homely.

Keeping with the Japanese theme, and what is possibly the first feature of the room that will catch your eye, a Japanese “Norem” has been designed and hand dyed at one of the last remaining indigo farms in Japan. Slightly translucent, the norem divides the space in a very subtle way, which ensures privacy but does not close off the space.

Pieces to discover

Furniture Featured in this Project

A wide selection of Finn Juhl pieces are featured at April Coffee. Click through them all below to dive into the history behind the creation of the individual pieces and find inspiring, captivating images along with information about different material options and the sizes available.