Stockholm – Multidisciplinary design studio Note has created a versatile Dining Theatre for the Mall of Scandinavia, Europe’s largest shopping centre.
‘What can we give to people that they cannot buy on the internet?’ – was the question proposed to Note by mall developers Unibail-Rodamco when designing its new food area.
Adopting a subtle and detailed approach, the studio responded with a minimal furniture range inspired by food. ‘We took beautiful and durable materials like wood, marble, leather and iron, and tried to recreate the feeling you get when eating something delicious,’ the studio said in a statement.
The series of cooking stations, leather-topped benches and marble units can be configured in various formations and are designed to complement the visiting chef or event. ‘When you’re there, sitting on a bench eating your meal, looking at a Michelin-starred chef creating a magical meal, you can feel the quality of the food and the furniture surrounding you,’ the studio explained.
The Dining Theatre concept will become a standard part of Unibail-Rodamco’s forthcoming mall developments.
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