Together with master chef Marcus Samuelsson, Clarion and Nordic Choice Hotels are opening two restaurants in the new Malmö Live – Eatery Social Taquería and Kitchen & Table. Architectural firm Tengbom is responsible for the interior design concept for both restaurants.
“For both Nordic Choice Hotels and us the aim has been to persuade the hotel’s guests to stay in the building and create meeting places which Malmö residents will also want to visit to eat and socialise. We have created an inviting venue which is playful and breathes life,” says Kjerstin Björk, Interior Design Architect and Studio Manager at Tengbom.
The restaurant and bar Eatery Social Taquería is on the ground floor in the new Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live. The restaurant serves food with influences from Mexico, Latin America and Manhattan combined with elements from Malmö’s gastronomic diversity. The interior design is inspired by the food and has a diverse charm. The Mexican aspects can be clearly seen in the decor and colours. The local Malmö aspects are blended with the details, including bikes as part of the fittings and a graffiti installation by artist Ruskig Ångest. The social experience is enhanced in the various spatial limits which are playful, casual and work in different ways throughout the day, such as a breakfast buffet which by evening has been transformed into a vibrant orangery.
At the very top of the building on the 25th floor is Kitchen & Table, a restaurant and sky bar which has already been nicknamed Malmhattan. At Kitchen & Table the focus has been on capturing the food concept’s relaxed variety and emphasising the magnificent view. The colour scheme is muted and the concept is deliberately different from a classic sky bar.
The arts district Malmö Live was inaugurated on 4 June.
Photography: Joakim Lloyd Radoff
Tengbom is one of the leading architectural firms in the Nordic region. The company stands for forward- looking and living architecture with buildings and milieus that people want to visit and in which they want to live and work. Tengbom has some 500 employees at twelve offices in Sweden and Finland. Tengbom was founded in 1906 by Ivar Tengbom, a prominent figure in Swedish architecture.