Restau­rant interior
Kista, Stockholm
Holy Greens

Locat­ed on Regerings­gatan, a few min­utes from the Cen­tral Sta­tion, the restau­rant is part of the ongo­ing regen­er­a­tion of the area of cen­tral Stock­holm that was torn down and rebuilt dur­ing the mod­ern­iza­tion fren­zy of the 1950s and 60s.

The design reflects the restaurant’s ethos of ‘sim­ple ingre­di­ents com­bined in inno­v­a­tive ways’ to cre­ate an equal­ly exit­ing eat­ing expe­ri­ence. A lim­it­ed palette of oak, green gran­ite, met­al, leather, con­crete and green­ery are com­bined to cre­ate a set of large-scale cus­tom fur­ni­ture pieces. Designed with the ambi­tion of bring­ing peo­ple togeth­er in new ways they offer a wide range of spa­tial sit­u­a­tions and seat­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties in the 80 m2 restaurant.

The walls are lined with long oak and con­crete bench­es and wall-mount­ed salmon pink tables. A two-tiered sec­tion cre­ate den­si­ty and an ele­vat­ed view­point. The com­mu­ni­ty-style oak table fea­tures a tree at the cen­tre and open grid shelves are used to sub­di­vide the space using green plants.

The pre-exist­ing ter­raz­zo floor and con­crete ceil­ing beams have been restored and give the space a dis­tinct char­ac­ter and is con­trast­ed with col­or­ful, green-ren­dered walls, pink stools, tables and green plants.

An out­door seat­ing area has trans­formed the side­walk to pro­vide guests with com­fort­able seat­ing and pro­tec­tion from the busy street. The shape is derived from the adja­cent pill shaped con­crete planters lin­ing the side­walk. Car­ried out entire­ly in green paint­ed steel, this sculp­tur­al addi­tion to the streetscape inte­grates seat­ing, tables and recy­cling into one ele­gant enclosure.

Pho­to: Tekla Eveli­na Severin