Further evidence that the Swedes have this whole design thing on lock, a new café in eastern Stockholm, on the city's island of Djurgården, is a chic combination of vintage-boats-as-ceiling-accoutrements, classic white tile and corrugated-metal, and rugged furnishings. Designed by Mats Fahlander and Agneta Pettersson, Oaxen serves traditional Nordic cuisine (all the rage these days, it seems) and references the area's industrial past with furniture that's a mix of metal, wood, and leather. Though it's pretty clear on first look that the place is rad, there are some hidden features worth admiring, too, including under-floor heating and a lining of 2-inch-thick acoustical panels for sound absorption.
∙ Mats fahlander + agneta pettersson restore industrial essence in stockholm's oaxen restaurant [Designboom]
∙ Clever Swedish Architecture Students Built Themselves a Low-Cost, Transforming Studio [Curbed]
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