The traditional restaurant König in the heart of Helsinki´s shopping district has undergone a large renovation and concept change. The new restaurant, which opened it´s doors April 14th, 2015 is called Michel and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails daily. The new menu focuses on “Urban Classics”, casual dishes prepared in a modern way, which customers can enjoy while socializing in the new beautiful surroundings.
Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio has designed the new interior for the restaurant.
“The objective was to create a comfortable and casual interior that fits the surrounding neighborhood.”
In the heart of the restaurant there is a large marble and stainless steel clad cocktail bar that focuses also on the “Urban Classics” theme. The drinks are both traditional and modern with playful twist. Materials of high quality were selected to last time. Ash wood custom millwork and cognac leather upholstery accompanied with white Statuario marble, stainless steel and brass details create a stylish but relaxed atmosphere. The green wooden wall paneling is inspired by the traditional outdoor kiosk from the 1940´s, that still can be found around Helsinki.
Photography: Mikko Ryhänen