A 2000 square meter former sausage factory in the heart of Stockholm’s lively Södermalm neighborhood has undergone an extensive renovation to give place to the new Usine concept, created by internationally renowned designer Richard Lindvall, previously known for the restaurants Museet and WIN awarded restaurant Nazdrowje. While the menu focuses on modern French cuisine, the interiors are more inspired by Scandinavian minimalism with an industrial twist. Lindvall says he took inspiration from hotels and restaurants in Shanghai, New York and Amsterdam.
Materials of high quality were selected to last time. Maple wood custom millwork and cognac leather upholstery accompanied with concrete, galvanized steel, white tiles and black iron details create a stylish but relaxed atmosphere. To introduce an accent color, Valcromat in orange and brown was used for table tops, side tables, cabinet doors and menus. 48 tons of concrete was poured into the construction, not only for for the floors, but also to construct the two bars, reception desk, a large sofa table and a 3,5 meter wash basin in the rest room. The large space is divided into three rooms, all revolving around a central black iron beam structure that has been designed to serve unique functions for each area.
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