Interior design

Dining Amongst Nordic Sophistication: In Conversation with Ida Wanler

January 29, 2024

​​Ida Wanler, co-founder of the Stockholm interior design firm Joyn Studio, discusses the importance of a holistic approach to restaurant design, Swedish influences, and close collaboration with the Frantzén Group. ​

Portrait of interior designer Ida Wanler, Joyn Studio

Photo: Jesper Frisk

Based out of Stockholm, the interior design practice Joyn Studio works with clients at home and abroad – largely across food, beverage, and retail. They frequently collaborate with the Frantzén Group, a Swedish collection of restaurants and bars founded in 2008 that, to date, has two three-star Michelin restaurants and properties around the world, including locations in the United Kingdom and Thailand.

Joyn Studio is behind the conversion of a former cinema in Stockholm from the 1870s into the Brasserie Astoria, a restaurant concept under the Frantzén Group that has now expanded beyond the Swedish city and into the world-famous Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore.

Brasserie Astoria restaurant by Ida Wandler/Joyn Studio's case studies

Photo: Erik Lefvander

The Brasserie Astoria in Stockholm, Sweden by Joyn Studio

Studio Frantzén London Restaurant by Ida Wandler/Joyn Studio's case studies

Photo: Åsa Liffner

The Studio Frantzén rooftop restaurant at Harrods, London by Joyn Studio.

Brasserie Astoria restaurant by Ida Wandler/Joyn Studio's case studies

Photo: Erik Lefvander

The Brasserie Astoria in Stockholm, Sweden by Joyn Studio.

What's coming up for Joyn Studio next?  

We have many exciting projects coming up in 2024. To name a few, our first restaurants in the U.S. are opening. A luxurious bistro on the Upper East Side in New York and a large destination restaurant and bar in the Little River neighbourhood in Miami. We're also working on a secret museum project here in Stockholm due to be completed this autumn, but we can't divulge more just yet.