Architect | Semrén & Månsson

Location | Gothenburg

Product | Calliope by Marcel Wanders

Product | Flow[T] by Nao Tamura

Product | Alcova by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Year | 2019

Tucked away in a small room at the back of the Clarion Hotel Post in Gothenburg, the restaurant VRÅ (meaning ‘nook or corner’ in Swedish) certainly lived up to its name. Even so, after several years of critically acclaimed reviews, it was time to step out of the corner and move up one floor to the large, attractive hall that was once the local post office for Gothenburg residents.

The restaurant has been designed by Semrén & Månsson, with Input interior responsible for construction project management and realising the interior design concept that reflects the restaurant’s vision of being sustainable in every aspect. Genuine and sustainable materials have been used, harmonising with the fine basic workmanship of the venue.

The Nordic and Japanese styles are related, and materials such as stone, glass, and wood have served as cornerstones for the project. At the same time, the fine, authentic backdrop of the building provided a contrast to the Japanese-inspired elements, creating an interesting setting.

Various pieces of WonderGlass Collection are used in this project, including Calliope by Marcel Wanders, with its sophisticated yet bold personality, Flow[T] by Nao Tamura, with its delicate character, and Alcova by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec with their vibrant colour palette.


Photographed by Anders Bergstedt.