Finefood café by Note Design Studio
Note Design Studio has recently redesigned Finefood restaurant and coffee shop in the Hammarby Sjöstad neighborhood in Stockholm. The Swedish firm was inspired by a photo series of Death Valley by American artist Jordan Sullivan and managed to translated the soothing colors soft the photos into the space.
The Finefood restaurant and coffee shop is situated in Hammarby Sjöstad, an upcoming district in the south of Stockholm where the City has imposed tough environmental requirements on buildings, technical installations and the traffic environment.
The idea behind the redesign was to a create a place that can be a mix of a café, lunch restaurant and bistro. The restaurant/ coffee shop work just as well serving breakfast at 7am in the morning as serving beer 7pm in the evening.
The interiors conveys Note Design Studio spirit; a clean minimalistic soft space with an inviting color palette. The studio was inspired by a beautiful photo series of the misty Death Valley by Jordan Sullivan, capturing the subtle variation and soft color changes of daylight that turns the harsh landscape into a poetic, inspiring place. One of the most obvious example of this inspiration is the 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. Over the custom made furnitures we have used – our own ceramic lighting Fuse for Ex-t (IT), lacquered wooden chairs from Zilio Aldo (IT), slick floor tiles from Mutina (IT) and a few really nice brass wall lights from Atelier Areti (UK) to top things off.
Note is a Stockholm-based design studio founded in 2008 and works within the fields of architecture, interiors, products, graphic design and design strategy.
All photos courtsey of Note Design Studio