Interiors I 28.08.18 I by

Muted tones set the scene inside Helsinki’s Maannos restaurant

Inspired by seasonal Finnish produce

Interior designer Laura Seppänen has served up a natural colour scheme for Helsinki’s Maannos restaurant, to reflect its menu of locally sourced produce.

Many of the surrounding building’s industrial elements have been retained, with concrete flooring polished up and exposed pipework freshly painted. Walls are covered in pale grey travertine plaster and hung with brass wall lights and huge circular mirrors.

Seppänen wanted the interiors to reference Maannos’ focus on locally and seasonally sourced ingredients and has used shades that reference the landscape, including green and blue dining chairs paired with sandy marble tabletops. A flash of colour comes in the form of a bright yellow velvet sofa that sits atop a natural jute rug, which she says reminds her of Finland’s cornfields.

The Finnish designer has also has left a single wall behind the bar unfinished, exposing the bare brickwork and framing it with a slatted wood and brass counter made using a tree taken from the restaurant owner’s forest.

Muted tones set the scene inside Helsinki's Maannos restaurant
Photography: Pauliina Salonen

The restaurant, which is situated in Helsinki’s Punavuori neighbourhood, aims to use 90% Finnish produce and will adapt its menu according to what produce is in season.

[Via Dezeen]

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Emma is a contributing editor at The Spaces. She also writes for Grafik, Dezeen and Creative Review

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