Wanås Restaurant Hotel, Skåne

The lounge at Wanås Hotel with fireplace and art by Ylva Ogland, Pappa och jag, 2008 (over the fireplace)
and Ann-Sofi Sidén, En annan väg, 2010 (to the right). On the mantelpiece multiples by Igshaan Adams and Ann-Sofi Sidén.

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Wanås Restaurant Hotel, Skåne

Southern Sweden's imposing Wanås Restaurant Hotel is a sustainable retreat for art and design devotees...

Surrounded by The Wanås Foundation sculpture park, Wanås Restaurant Hotel is a destination for design, art, and architecture fanatics. Located in an 18th century building on the Wanås Estate in Skåne, Sweden, the mesmeric hotel features 11 rooms that combine contemporary Nordic design with mid-century classics and oodles of art.

Wanås Restaurant Hotel and Wanås Foundation Sculpture Park at the Wanås Estate, Skåne, Sweden

Small, intimate and personable, sustainability is key throughout the hotel and restaurant, the former sourcing materials to produce furniture and the property’s stunning oak floors; the latter looking to the estate’s forest to forage mushrooms, grow vegetables, and produce dairy and meat at its organic farm. A seasonal menu dependent upon availability pairs its zero-mile farm-to-table produce with that of small-scale artisanal producers from the immediate area.

Behind the almost metre thick walls of the imposing Wanås hotel, contemporary art hangs on the walls, whilst the lobby—complete with regal fire place—is an inviting spot to plan explorations around the sculpture park (The Wanås Konst Center for Art and Education was established in 1987) with its contemporary site-specific installations and permanent works that come from names such as Yoko Ono, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, and Jenny Holzer.

Pronounced ‘Vannoos’, Wanås Restaurant Hotel is in the south of Sweden, just an hour and a half from Malmö/Copenhagen; with resolutely sustainable ethics and a commitment to the arts, it’s quite the spot for design dedicated travellers prepared to make a pilgrimage to paradise. Beautiful.

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Wanås Restaurant with table from Blå station and chairs from Gärsnäs covered in leather from the Wanås Estate.

Wanås Restaurant with table from Blå station and chairs from Gärsnäs covered in leather from the Wanås Estate.

Hotel room at Wanås Hotel featuring flooring made from oak from the estate, lights by RUBN and art by Niko Luoma, Collectors Item (stolen from newsstands, 1992 – 2004), 2004.

Hotel room at Wanås Hotel featuring flooring made from oak from the estate, lights by RUBN and art by Niko Luoma, Collectors Item (stolen from newsstands, 1992 – 2004), 2004.

Wanås Restaurant a view towards the open kitchen, lights by RUBN and lounge area with fire place and sofas by Hans Wegner covered in leather from the Wanås Estate.

Wanås Restaurant a view towards the open kitchen, lights by RUBN and lounge area with fire place and sofas by Hans Wegner covered in leather from the Wanås Estate.

The lounge at Wanås Hotel mixes old and new with Fogia sofas, terrazzo floor and big windows opening up to the estate
The mud room at Wanås Hotel with Hunter rubber boots and Stutterheim rain jackets
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Wanås Restaurant with table from Blå station and chairs from Gärsnäs covered in leather from the Wanås Estate Estate aerial photo

[Clockwise from Top Left]: The lounge at Wanås Hotel mixes old and new with Fogia sofas, terrazzo floor and big windows opening up to the estate; The mud room at Wanås Hotel with Hunter rubber boots and Stutterheim rain jackets; Wanås Estate aerial photo; Wanås Restaurant with table from Blå station and chairs from Gärsnäs covered in leather from the Wanås Estate.

The lounge at Wanås Hotel mixes old and new with furniture found in the attics and terrazzo floor, the stairway leading up to the first floor is made of oak from the forest at the estate.

The lounge at Wanås Hotel mixes old and new with furniture found in the attics and terrazzo floor, the stairway leading up to the first floor is made of oak from the forest at the estate.

Wanås Hotel baths by Ifö and specially designed furniture by Christian Halleröd Design.

Wanås Hotel baths by Ifö and specially designed furniture by Christian Halleröd Design. Photography, Magnus Mårdinger

Wanås Hotel in a listed converted 18th century historic building whose thick walls measure almost 1 meter

Wanås Hotel in a listed converted 18th century historic building whose thick walls measure almost one metre.

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