The internationally acclaimed Danish flower artist Nicolai Bergmann is a citizen of the world. He speaks fluent Japanese and is Tokyo’s leading florist. Join us on a tour of his private home in Hakone, Japan, whose interior, like Bergmann’s flower design, balances Scandinavian style with Japanese attention to detail.
Private residence – Hakone, Japan
Architect: Klein Dytham
Photographer: Sugimoto Hirokazu
Thickness: 30 mm. Width: 450 mm. Random lengths: 2–5 m.
Finish: Light Oil, Natural Oil and Junckers Anthracite Grey
Nicolai Bergmann’s home in Hakone rests peacefully on a two-hectare plot with an unobstructed view of the landscape and Fujisan, Japan’s highest mountain. The house was designed by Klein Dytham Architects to blend into the natural setting and the beautiful scenery of hot springs and forests.
The interior design of Bergmann’s Japanese country villa is carefully planned. The simple, well-designed house draws its main inspiration from Denmark but incorporates elements reflecting his love of Japan.
The decor features iconic furniture classics by Danish designers, from Hans J. Wegner to Børge Morgensen. The specially designed kitchen in the heart of the home is by Garde Hvalsøe and features The Dinesen Model made of HeartOak. The kitchen design sparked the choice of installing solid HeartOak planks from Dinesen throughout the house. As a sophisticated detail, the surface finish of the flooring varies between the different rooms and levels. Thus, the notes of the wood range from light to natural to dark, highlighting the natural structure of the material in a three-layered colour palette.