Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Bar & Co, Helsinki

This is interior architect Joanna Laajisto's latest project, a bistro style bar in Helsinki called Bar & Co. She designed it to have four areas with different atmospheres. "The Bar" with a 6 metre carrara marble bar, "The Butchers Room" with a large butchers block island and counter height tables and chairs, "The Library" with sofas and lounge chairs and "The Smoking Room" with green paneled walls. To see all the rooms, please go to Joanna's portfolio.
The over all design concept adopts some elements from the classic bistro style, such as the glossy white wall tiles and marble table tops, but in a new and modern way so the look is fresh and up to date. Although the design is quite minimalist and clean, lot of attention has been made to detail. Custom made textile birds were ordered from the British artist Abigail Brown, vintage copper cake molds are used as tea light holders and the copper candle sconces through out the space were designed by Joanna especially for this place.
Bar & Co will open next week, and it's going to be a sure stop on my next Helsinki trip!
 Photography: Mikko Ryhänen



  • Jo says:

    that's seriously stylish, really have to visit the minute they open...

    2012-09-20 | 21:29:34
    URL: http://helvi.tumblr.com/
  • Caroline @trend-daily says:

    Wow-this really is minimalist! I love the meat grinder on the end of the table- great shot!

    2012-09-20 | 21:32:18
    URL: http://Trend-daily.blogspot.com
  • Terese says:

    Spotlightsen... marmorn, stolarna.. är på ett sätt glad att jag inte är där.. jag hade nog haft svår separationsångest om jag skulle lämna den lokalen

    Svar: Haha, jaa det skulle nog vara svårt att slita sig! Risken skulle vara stor att man skulle bli stammis och hänga där varje kväll...
    Emma Fexeus ::emmas designblogg::

    2012-09-20 | 21:37:40
    URL: http://www.moodboardwithflowers.blogspot.se
  • Deco Atelier (andreea) says:

    Bar&Co is absolutely gorgeous!!! ♥♥♥
    Thank you for sharing!

    2012-09-20 | 22:47:13
    URL: http://atelierul-deco.blogspot.com/
  • IreneIrene says:

    Amazingly beautiful and poetic. Thank you for this post!

    2012-09-20 | 23:57:54
    URL: http://www.ireneirene.com/blog
  • Elsa says:

    It looks just great. Minimalistic. Like the lighting on the wall. Gotta visit immediately after opening.

    2012-09-21 | 05:12:12
    URL: http://elsass-elsass.blogspot.com
  • tess says:

    completely beautiful.

    2012-09-21 | 05:38:27
  • Maria Westerlund says:

    Det snyggaste jag sett på länge !!

    2012-09-21 | 10:40:59
    URL: http://miawinredning.blogspot.com
  • caroline mattsson says:

    Skit snygga bilder :)

    2012-09-21 | 13:20:35
    URL: http://cmattsson.blogg.se
  • Karin says:

    Ljudnivån måste bli förskräckande hög i denna hårda lokal

    2012-09-21 | 13:34:07
  • DESIGN AND STUFF.se says:

    Älskar baren skitmycket, påminner mig lite om gamla AG i Kungsholmen. Men på andra delar ser det ju ut som i en kyrka :D

    2012-09-21 | 16:56:45
    URL: http://designandstuff.se
  • alexsandra says:

    Snyggt :D Fin blogg :)

    2012-09-22 | 21:41:07
    URL: http://lovephotoalexsandra.blogg.se
  • LeSeafarer says:

    Put a bird on it.

    2012-09-23 | 16:11:28
  • Annika - design & splendours says:

    Älskar bilderna! Ruskigt snyggt!

    2012-09-24 | 13:43:37
    URL: http://designsplendours.com

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