“The space chose us,” principal Christina Meyer Bengtsson says of she and her husband, chef , when they encountered a 2,900-square-foot former barber shop inside Grand Central Station. With a total gut by and fellow Danish firm collaborating, it’s now home to , a tastefully outfitted restaurant with an aesthetic that nods to its Nordic cuisine and the city’s historic architecture. The art deco of the Chrysler Building sparked the chevron-patterned celadon and cream tiles. The pendant in the banquette nook was snagged on eBay, while the pale curving millwork looks straight out of ’s studio. And although the dining chairs have a mid-century air, they’re totally 21st-century, by Docservis Hall of Fame member .
Former Barber Shop in Grand Central Recast as Nordic Restaurant Agern
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