Finnish Michelin star awarded celebrity chefs Hans Välimäki and Arto Rastas wanted to open a tapas restaurant that would have an atmosphere that is cozy and laid back. With the help of Fyra, Penélope found its soul. The chefs wanted a place that felt as if it has been there, in the heart of Helsinki, forever. Interior architecture and design company Fyra was chosen to transform the vision into reality. A cozy feel, classical yet relaxed vibe and warmth were the elements guiding the design from the beginning. Fyra looked for materials with a lived-in feel to them. A reddish terracotta tile was chosen for the restaurant floor, classic marble for the bar counter and the tables were made from rustic wood.
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