Black is the new black

Troldtekt, Fredericia Furniture

Architecture with black materials can create a special atmosphere of intimacy and closeness. In this theme, you can read how black ceilings and solid materials are becoming increasingly popular in interior design.

Read how the Danish trend researcher Rikke Skytte explains the new trend of using dark shades, and how Aarstiderne Arkitekter and AART architects have used black and dark ceilings in a number of projects.

Visit an exclusive Danish holiday home tucked away in the woods on Djursland, the Jutland peninsula, where the black ceilings create a unique evening atmosphere. And enjoy an inspirational tour of London's new design museuma hotel and casino resort in Macau and a music venue in the Netherlands, where black acoustic ceilings contribute to an atmospheric interior design.

Black elegance in the heart of Copenhagen

At the former headquarters of the Royal Danish Mail in Copenhagen, Aarstiderne Arkitekter has designed an exclusive rooftop showroom for the company Fredericia Furniture. Here, the black Troldtekt ceiling creates an atmosphere of elegance that really comes into its own when darkness falls.

See the elegant showroom >

Troldtekt, Fredericia Furniture Showroom

Black ceilings in the big woods

Hidden away in the woods on Djursland, the Jutland peninsula, lies Sølvhuset – the Silver house – like a silver disk in the terrain. Every single one of the holiday home’s 80 square metres has been utilised to the full, and when darkness falls, the black Troldtekt acoustic panels on the ceilings only add to the sense of hygge that pervades the house.

See more photos and read about Sølvhuset >

Troldtekt, Sølvhuset

We are embracing darkness and calmness

Black and other dark shades are here to stay, and while they used to be reserved for small furnishing accessories such as cushions, throws and pots, dark floors and black ceilings are now gaining in popularity.

There’s no mistaking the effect. The dark shades create a very special atmosphere in all manner of buildings, from hotels and restaurants to private homes.

More about the new trend >

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A harmony of raw aesthetics

Cement-bonded wood wool in dark natural goes well with concrete and oak in rooms with lots of daylight, while black ceilings can create a more intimate, evening-like atmosphere. Anders Tyrrestrup, a partner at AART architects, explains why Troldtekt acoustic panels in natural grey were chosen for ‘Pakhusene’ – or The Warehouses – at Aarhus Docklands in Denmark. 

Read the interview with Anders Tyrrestrup > 

Troldtekt, Pakhusene

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