Reborn from the bones of a Moorish-style fairy tale palace from 1909, the hotel has been slowly and carefully restored to marry the contemporary with the ancient. In 2007, the building underwent its first successful restoration, headed by Italian architect Matteo Thun. Later, in 2017, a new wing, called Tivoli Corner, was added to the Nimb building.
Designed by architects Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the masterminds behind the contemporisation of the Louvre in Paris, the purpose was to create a place where the past and the future walk hand in hand.
The building itself feels contemporary and warm, while many of the furnishings are genuine antiques orginating from China and the Far East from the period of 1700 to 1900. Inside the Nimb restaurant, there is a feeling of space and understated luxury; elegant wooden floors, floor to ceiling windows and a handpicked selection of Asian art. All elements come together to create a homely yet elegant feel in a 5-star hospitality environment.
Here, the China Chair™ was picked as a feature for guests while they enjoy some of Denmark’s finest gourmet cuisine. Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1944, the China Chair is inspired by the timeless aesthetic of ancient Chinese design in the 17th and 18th century. In Wegner’s modern interpretation, he unfolds his talent as a wood craftsman and his flair for expressive and sculptural functionalism.
The China chair was first chosen for Restaurant Herman – Nimb's Michelin restaurant. After the restaurant closed, the chairs were given a new life in one of the hotel's exclusive private dining rooms "1909" in the new extension. The chairs' timeless, organic design is a beautiful contrast to the building's modern glass look.
In 2021, the chair moved into the Japanese Tower, which housed 2 pop-up Michelin restaurants - and here the chair came into its own in the middle of Tivoli's Asian corner.