For a restaurant and coffee shop south of Stockholm, Note Design Studio took inspiration from the subtle variation and soft color changes of daylight in a photo series by Jordan Sullivan titled Death Valley, “that turns the harsh landscape into a poetic, inspiring place”.
Finefood serves everyday food and pastries for the inhabitants of Hammarby Sjöstad, a new district in Stockholm where the city has imposed tough environmental requirements on buildings, technical installations and the traffic environment.
“One of the challenges designing the place is the fact it being a mix of a café, lunch restaurant and bistro.” says Note. “It must work just as well serving breakfast at 7am in the morning as serving beer 7pm in the evening.”
“As a Swedish design studio leaning on our minimalistic heritage, we created a clean, soft space with a calm, inviting color palette. The base of the interior is a custom made herringbone tile floor representing the rich gray scales of rocks and mountains.”
“The color palette – ranging from the deep green marble to various nuances of pale green and turquoise with contrasting salmon red and peach – are a direct translation of the colorful variations of the natural light in the mountains.”
“The materials are typical Scandinavian such as light ash wood, brass and natural leather except for the Green Guatemala marble used some part of the design. Tables, sofas and shelves are specially designed for this project giving it its own unique identity.”