Swedish design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune converts a listed room into the Frescohallen restaurant. Located in Norway, the space is defined by its angular mirrored bar with a strong focus on history in order to bring light to the building’s heritage. It was added to the previous Noeweigian Stock Exchange by replacing what was a rundown food hall with a now restaurant. It was covered in large historic paintings that had been worn down with time.
Co-founder of the studio, Eero Koivisto tells Dezeen, “The space hosted a dreadful and rundown kind of food court. The frescoes were quite dirty and had not been looked after for decades. The ten giant frescoes describe the daily life and businesses of Norway at the time and were completed in 1923 by the Norwegian artist Axel Revold. The artworks are now restored and lit with state-of-the-art lighting.”
Image Credit: Claesson Koivisto Rune, Sigurd Fandango