Gold & Gray apartment
The assignment was to
turn an old embassy in Stockholm into a private apartment.
Three walls were taken down to create one large room of 85 square meter with a bit of a gallery feel. This room includes kitchen, dining and
A gray scale with materials like concrete, valchromat and brushed steel are recurring throughout the apartment. In contrast to this,
three brass cubes was built that all serves
a unique function,
a kitchen island, a
closet and a coffee
Both bathrooms have concrete flooring and walls covered in blasted limestone from the island of Gotland in the south if Sweden. In one of the bathrooms a giant concrete bathtub was built that accommodates the entire family of 5 people.
Photos by Mikael Axelsson
Kitchen in gray valchromat, concrete
Valchromat and concrete.
Steps in concrete leads
up to the TV room.
Closet cube covered in brass.
Bathtub in concrete,
walls covered in blasted limestone.
Basin made in concrete.
Towel heater made of stainless steel pipes.
Floors in concrete,
walls and basin in blasted limestone.
Basin in blasted limestone.
A 2000 square meter former sausage factory in the heart of Stockholm underwent an extensive renovation to give place to the new Usine concept. The new space includes Restaurant Bistro 38, Bar Poche 36, café, take-away, reception and conference spaces.
Before the one year long renovations, the premises were used by the Swedish Tax Agency and consisted of a maze of tiny meeting rooms with a ceiling height of 240 cm. The entire bottom floor of the building was completely stripped down.
Materials of high quality were selected to last time. Maple wood custom millwork and cognac leather upholstery accompanied with concrete, galvanized steel, white tiles and black iron details create a stylish but relaxed atmosphere. To introduce an accent color, Valcromat in orange and brown was used for table tops, side tables, cabinet doors and menus. 48 tons of concrete was poured into the construction, not only for for the floors, but also to construct the two bars, reception desk, a large sofa table and a 3,5 meter wash basin in the rest room.
The large space is divided into three rooms, all revolving around a central black iron beam structure that has been designed to serve unique functions.
A large photo of a Shanghai chef greets the guests at the entrance, hung against galvanized steel sheets.
A collaboration between Lindvall and photographer Johan Annerfelt.
Overview of restaurant Bistro 38, with maple and marble tables, classic bistro chairs and industrial pendant lighting.
The concrete bar area of Bistro 38 with cast iron foot rest and pendants in black steel. Neon lights are used to emphasize the bar.
Open kitchen in Poche 36. Expanded metal comes down from the ceiling to mark the bar area.
Placemats and other graphics designed by Serhat Ferhat / Studio Dare
Reception area with 5,5 meter long concrete desk.
The central beam structure in the café area, surrounded by shelving.
One corner of the restaurant is decorated with an orangery feeling, using old garden furniture, big plants and an industrial pendant light.
Raised leather sofa designed by Richard Lindvall, black Tolix stools and marble table tops meet the massive concrete bar and floors.
The bar side of the long sofa in the restaurant, with a service station and glass racks in the forefront.
Water station and shelf built from brown Valcromat with a vintage sink.
Taps in copper.
Big olive plants are dotted throughout the space to soften the atmosphere.
Expanded metal sheets hangs from the ceiling
in Poche 36
Bond Street Film
Bond Street Film is a production studio working across film, animation and interactive.
Closet in light grey tiles and copper pipes
The garden house
Concrete and corten steel was used to create this Garden house for a private client outside Stockholm.
Both these materials ages beautifully.
Sinks and faucets were installed.
Overview of garden house
Corten steel and concrete
Sun deck in Corten Steel for a private client outside Stockholm
Restaurang & Bar Nazdrowje
The assignment was to turn a parking garage into a restaurant and nightclub. After a research trip to Poland, including visits to old factories, the concept took shape and the restaurant was named Nazdrowje (Polish for cheers).
The natural raw atmosphere of the space was kept and used as a base for the concept. Floors were made of concrete and casted benches were mounted directly onto the walls.
A large fire place in copper and a unique lighting arrangement was custom-made to give warmth to the industrial environment.
Frequently used materials include concrete, copper, steel and white tiles.
Fireplace and lighting arrangements in copper. Tables made of concrete with tops in copper.
Bar in concrete. Chairs in metal from Tolix.
Radiators in copper.
Lamp close up.
Concrete basin with details in copper.
Photographs of the workers who built the restaurant. By Mattias Lindbäck.
Bar and shelves made of concrete. Pendant lamps taken from an old factory in the Czech Republic.
Copper pipe detail.
Concrete bar close up.
Industrial lamp detail.
With responsibility to design the concept for a new restaurant for one of Stockholm’s famous restaurateurs, this project required creating a modern bistro that would also function as a late evening bar.
To create a vivid atmosphere, several show case stands were implemented displaying changeable content, hence the name Museet (The Museum).
One stand shows a full size tiger skeleton purchased from a zoo in Sweden, and after intro-
ducing the restaurants owners to WWF, their cooperation is today close with donations to save the worlds tigers.
Restaurant Museet quickly became one of Stockholm’s most popular restaurants.
Materials are white glazed tile, dark wooden floors, marble, brass, iron, glass, flame colored velvet fabrics, cognac colored leather.
Wall mounted sofas in cognac colored leather.
Dark wooden floors.
New menus in brass.
Graphic design: Marcus Gärde
Menus in brass close up.
Graphic design: Marcus Gärde
Tiger skeleton bought from a Swedish zoo.
Vintage pipe in brass from an old elevator door.
Graphic design: Marcus Gärde
Menu holders from Hotel Sacher in Austria.
Graphic design: Marcus Gärde
Pendant lamps from an old factory.
The neon sign was created using the old restaurant sign by reconnecting
Detail from one of the show case stands.
Close up of the Tiger skeleton.
One of the themes in the show case stands.
An old stable in central Stockholm was restored to be used as a space for boutiques, a gallery and café. The unique features of the venue’s original details were renovated, while a large tree hangs in the entrance and the concrete floors sustain a sense of still being outside.
Materials used are brass, white tiles, dark wood and concrete.
View from the entrance.
Redesigning one of Stockholm´s most famous strip clubs.
The task here was to innovate the concept and create a modern and elegant, yet functional environment.
The shape of the laser cut scene in white glass is reflected in the ceiling, integrated with an advanced lightning system that creates pulsating light. Walls were dressed in beige velvet combined with apricot colored mosaic.
Materials used are marble, mosaic, velvet, perspex and leather.
Bar front in marble.
Lamps mounted on white perspex.
Caribbean style bedroom in a house in Stockholm
An exclusive Spa room with mosaic from Bizassa and integrated lighting in both the ceiling and floor.
This project consisted of building an outdoor shower that would easily melt into it´s exotic non-typical Swedish surroundings.
The materials used were carefully selected to match this intention – the mosaic pattern covering the shower wall (Bisazzas L’Elba), the copper shower and the copper coated base.
Shower in copper.
Shower detail in copper.
Shower base in copper.
Walk in closet
Custom built walk in closet in a private apartment.
The wardrobes are made of smoked oak with handles in brass whilst the opposite wall is completely covered with mirrors. A cognac colored carpet covers the floor.
Detail of the brass handles.
Walk in closet.
Part of a living room in a private apartment with one of the walls entirely covered by a mirror and an installation made of circular mirror pieces. The top of the cabinet
in smoked oak is made of copper colored glass.
Cabinet top in copper colored glass.
Apartment 75 m2
The interior design of an apartment (75 m2) with the aim to create a masculine and contemporary atmosphere with details of the client´s career as a doctor.
Dark wooden wall in zebrano veneer.
Wall painting copied from Damien Hirst installation at The Pharmacy in London.
Installation in walk in closet.