This week Richard Lindvall (the designer behind this amazing concrete-filled restaurant that I think you might remember) is finishing his biggest project yet, a 2000 sqm restaurant, café, bar, meeting place and art gallery, located in an old sausage factory in Södermalm in Stockholm. Usine opens on Wednesday, but I was invited for a preview yesterday, and brought my trusted photographer friend Mikael Axelsson along to give you a little sneak peek.
As you’ll see, the style is French bistro meets Scandinavia, with industrial touches and lots of concrete and expanded metal. I love it all, but my favorite detail is the neon lights above the concrete bar. More photos will follow when the space is finished and the building dust has settled a bit, and hopefully by then someone will have figured out how to turn the lights off to get rid of the yellow tones and weird shadows… But for now, enjoy these photos, and I’ll be back with more later!