Palace Restaurant

When restaurant Palace approached us, they didn’t ask for a modern and trendy interior. On the contrary, they asked for something that will withstand time and honour the history and tradition of Palace.

The complexity of this challenge, as well as the ambition of everyone involved opened up our ability to think about the details, from material choices, the iconic teak veneered elevators and walls to the customer experience.

  • Project facts
  • Client: Royal Ravintolat
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Year: 2017
  • Photograph: Romain Laprade

During the construction of palace, Note Design Studio worked closely with SARC Architects and Skanska and had long conversations with the client, discussing everything from colour choices to custom-made trolleys. The dialogue continued with the chefs, who talked about the tone of voice of the table setting.

We imagined, not what Palace could be, but what it should be. For us, the space should not only convey a sense and respect for tradition, and highlight the local atmosphere, but also be expressive on its own.

At Palace, every detail has been carefully thought of, not only in the interior design, but also in the collaboration with Agency Leroy on the graphic elements, to ensure that the palette was elegant and sophisticated, yet warm and welcoming.

Having spent most of my life in Helsinki — working with Palace has been a humbling experience. We were given a chance to influence the interior of a space I have known since I was a child. I remember my grandfather speaking about Palace and its grandeur. Being given the change to create the new Palace is far beyond what I ever imagined.

My Degerth — Interior Architect