• Restaurant
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2005

Since 1787, the restaurant in Stockholm’s Royal Opera House has been a Swedish institution. Much of the ornately decorated 1895 interior is protected as cultural heritage.

The strongest architectural component in our new interior is a series of free-standing, giant, angled mirrors, defining the space and separating the passageway from seated guests. The gold-tinted mirrors are laminated with a film that controls the sector of vision, preventing you from seeing your own face clearly reflected. We also designed a complete range of new furniture, carpets, lighting etc. made by a handful of Italian and Swedish manufacturers.

The veranda was not protected as cultural heritage, allowing us much greater freedom. The floor level was raised to

match the dining hall. The windows were cleared, affording a fantastic view of historic central Stockholm beyond. Now with the ambience more akin to a summer veranda, we chose white, which also contrasts well with the dark blue interior next door.