Real is a restaurant inspired by Scandinavia.

More than any other design methodology or style, Scandinavian design integrates aesthetics and utility. It most often takes its cues from natural materials and natural forms. It manifests beauty in simplicity. It promotes minimalism yet reveals a distinct spirit, one that feels very much at home in this locale.

What we think of today as midcentury Scandinavian design was heavily influenced by the Bauhaus School in Germany, an art school that combined fine art and craft and was a cornerstone of modernism, that Lincoln’s very own Walter Gropius was director of from 1919-1928.

Good design must understand human values and behavior and how we respond to our environment, whether inside a room or outside in nature. Our approach to the interior space that is Real has tried to to be faithful to the traditional Nordic principles of purity and simplicity with a thoughtful sense of comfort and Hygge*.

Scandinavian design looks to improve the quality of daily life. Real hopes to do the same.

* Hygge (/ˈhjuːɡə/ HEW-gə or /ˈhuːɡə/ HOO-gə) a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.