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Garage Music

transforming a space from car park to nightspot...

Garage Music

Although the existing rawness of the garage remains, Lindvall has added plenty of personality and a bit of much-needed comfort to a place where, after all, people are going to be eating and drinking...

Metal, garage, trance-formation…the opportunities for wordplay and punning are so plentiful at this former car park turned restaurant and nightclub that I’ll let you have some fun with a few of your own while I get on with telling you how Nazdrowje Restaurang & Bar in Stockholm came to be.

Richard Lindvall was commissioned to effect the change, and a visit to some factories in Poland gave him ample inspiration (and the name, which is Polish for “cheers”) for the job. Although the existing rawness of the garage remains, Lindvall has added plenty of personality and a bit of much-needed comfort to a place where, after all, people are going to be eating and drinking. The dark concrete floors have a pleasant sheen and contrast nicely with the paler seating. Touches of colour and lustre come in the form of a copper fireplace and the custom made copper light installations and piping that heats the place. Vintage pendant lights from a factory in the Czech Republic and Tolix chairs add to the robust atmosphere. Nazdrowje has too much flair to be labelled truly brutalist, although the deer on the wall might disagree…

Nazdrowje Restaurang & Bar, Stockholm
Nazdrowje Restaurang & Bar, Stockholm
Nazdrowje Restaurang & Bar, Stockholm
Nazdrowje Restaurang & Bar, Stockholm
Nazdrowje Restaurang & Bar, Stockholm

Photography, Mattias Lindbäck

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