The Frantzen Restaurant located in Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden was designed in 2014 by the practice of Arkitema Architects in collaboration with Studio Feuer to combine the simplicity of Scandinavian design with the exquisite Japanese cuisine.
The restaurant received two Michelin stars and is currently ranked the 23rd restaurant in the world, thus being one of the most famous dining venues in Sweden. There are 22 seats and the purpose of the design was to make the cooking process the main focal point so the kitchen was open for the guests to see and each seat from the restaurant has a view toward it.
The culinary experience combines the Japanese care for ingredients and materials with the simple and highly functional viewpoint of the Scandinavians so materials were chosen to create a well balanced interior defined by limestone, pinewood, linen and leather.
The walls of the kitchen and toilets have glazed tiles and the floor was covered in sisal carpet, while the furniture in the reception area was made of pine for a more rustic touch.