Muted colours enrich a modern restaurant
In one of Stockholm’s most chic neighbourhoods, you’ll find Astoria House, which was built in the 1870s and is now beautifully restored and converted into a restaurant that opened it’s doors on March 2021.
Operated by the Frantzén Group, with star chef Björn Frantzén at the helm, Brasserie Astoria is a swank restaurant with an international feel. The cinema’s old foyer serves as the new entrance for the restaurant, and when you walk into the space, you are struck by the rich colours, wood columns, a mixture of wood and marble flooring and a feel of luxury. Joyn Studio took a lot of inspiration from the era when the Astoria cinema first opened, respecting the original architecture and interior design.
A sound environment is essential in restaurants
Dining in a restaurant is more than just about great and exciting food and design; it’s about creating special moments with the people you’re with which is why it is so important that people can hear what the others at the table are saying to each other without having to raise their voice. This common occurrence, where people are forced to speak loudly, forces others to do the same, which quickly escalates and raises noise level. This is known as the Lombard Effect.
While still respecting the original architecture of the building, Joyn Studio opted for Rockfon Mono Acoustic in muted colours to manage the acoustics. Ida Wanler from Joyn Studio explains: “The green and red colour used in the suspended ceiling was inspired form the details found in the original interiors, and it fits very well even in the new space because we’ve chosen to keep some of the original detailing. The inner part of the bar has no daylight, so we wanted to give this space its own expression that plays with light and shadow and the colours from the suspended ceilings throughout the day. Together with the mature plants, the colours and design give a feeling of warmth that you would find in a conservatory or an orangery.”
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