In the Swedish county Halland lies Restaurang ÄNG, neighboring and integrated into the local vineyard Ästad. Norm Architects realized a custom-designed interior design concept characterized by a selection of natural and refined materials. Inside the modern greenhouse, Norm Architects created a calm and tranquil retreat. It merges the existing rural architectural principles with the more contemporary experience of ÄNG.
The new restaurant ÄNG is located in a newly built, solitary, lush greenhouse in the middle of a meadow. A bar and lounge area are on the ground floor as well as a wine cellar, dining area and wine lounge on the basement level. The goal was to create an elevated experience around food and wine, adding to the sensory experience of Swedish haute cuisine. Thanks to the window facades of the greenhouse that allow for natural sunlight to enter and a panoramic view of the Swedish landscape and lakes surrounding the premises, the rural scenery is mirrored in Norm Architect’s choice of materials.
Selecting natural materials, such as pure oak for the bespoke furniture items, canvas wall panels or stone flooring, all materials have been slightly refined or processed to make them more delicate.
The new furniture items specifically designed by Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa Design for this case study as well as a vast number of existing pieces from the Karimoku collections that were chosen for Restaurang ÄNG.
Based on Japanese and Scandinavian design principles of soft minimalism and timeless aesthetics, the new delicate bespoke furniture items and accessories are all made of Japanese oak and are being used throughout the various areas of ÄNG.
Since its opening in 2019, ÄNG has refined its concept of only using produce from local farms, forests, waters, and meadows around the Halland landscape and was awarded its first Michelin star in 2021 as well as the guide’s green star for extraordinary practices regarding sustainability.
Together with local Swedish vineyard at Ästad, Norm Architects developed a refined interior with a familiar yet captivating atmosphere that provides a spatial framework for the impressive dinner experience around modern Scandinavian cuisine and local Swedish wine offered at ÄNG.
With the new interior design concept for the Swedish restaurant ÄNG, Karimoku has successfully completed its sixth case study, continuing the collaboration with Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa Design.