Johan & Nyström 2011

Concept Store – Helsinki

Coffee by the harbour

In a stodgy old port warehouse in Helsinki, which holds as much history as dignity, Johan & Nyström´s new concept store opened in June of 2011. Instead of trying to compete with the power of the building, the fixed interior are the opposite with its light, blond Scandinavian expression. We used olive ash for its cool tone and intriguing wood graining, and brass for its history, depth and credibility. We also had the fixed elements stand free in the room, like islands on the large floor area, with rounded shapes to disable a direct meeting between the counters and the walls. The mixture of patterns and colors of the furniture expresses the distant places where coffee come from.

Photo: Mathias Nero & Jonatan Ingvarsson

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