THE KRANE: An Old Coal Crane Becomes a One Room Hotel for Two

12.04.17 | By
THE KRANE: An Old Coal Crane Becomes a One Room Hotel for Two

Looking for a completely unique experience for you and your partner to share? Check into THE KRANE, a modern, minimalist hotel for two that’s located in an old coal crane on the Nordhavn harbor in Copenhagen. Owner Klaus Kastbjerg and architect Mads Møller from Arcgency retrofitted the crane so that it’s become a multi-sensory experience for anyone staying there. Plus, the raised crane offers panoramic views of the city, harbor, and sky, that are unlike any other.

THE KRANE also offers itself as a meeting room for anyone who wants to rent it out. That glass-enclosed space features light Dinesen wooden floors and black furnishings.

The interior is finished in all black as a way to not distract from the surrounding views. The architect worked with Dinesen for the black flooring, ceiling, and walls, which are all covered with Douglas planks that were finished with a special ‘megablack’ oil for its rich, saturated look.

They used high-end Danish brands to furnish the sparsely decorated hotel, all of which are also black.

The bathroom boasts a spa-like feel with two oversized bathtubs located right in front of the windows.

Photo by Rasmus Hjortshøj.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.