Inspired by photographs of the misty and widespread landscape of California’s Death Valley, Note Studio relied on their Scandinavian designer DNA for their overhaul of the local Finefood deli.
Photographer Jordon Sullivan’s series in the American southwest captures the colour changes of daylight which turn the dry desert into a soft and poetic scenery. Subtle colours from the series are infused into the interior's palette as deep green marble clads the bar and mixes with fresh-hued furniture. The bright design depicts the lighting as it changes over the mountains. Note studio created separate areas designed to fit various occasions, generating a restaurant that mixes a café with a bistro.
The materials used in the café – located in Hammarby Sjöstad, the south of Stockholm – are distinctively Scandinavian, and show how the design studio leans on their minimalistic heritage. Light ash wood is mixed with brass and combined with natural leather, representing the calm and local atmosphere. Custom-made furniture covers the herringbone structured tiling, where the shades of grey are akin to the rocky and mountainous US landscape. With this project, Note studio appears to have combined two legacies from across the globe.