Background

Bathed in dark tones and interesting contrasts, the dimly illuminated interior draws inspiration from the distinctive aesthetic of the traditional British pub culture. Mystical and dramatic undertones find harmony with feminine softness in the finer details. In line with the signature style of culinary duo Hans Välimäki and Arto Rastas, The Rook exudes a relaxed atmosphere.

Client
The Rook

Location
Helsinki

Area
200 m²

Year
2023

Photography
Riikka Kantinkoski & Jarno Jussila

Expertise Hospitality Design

Details

Strategy

Located within a historic building in the Punavuori neighbourhood of Helsinki, the ambiance of the restaurant is crafted from materials characterized by patina and grit. Bespoke designs by Fyra, including fixed furniture and table lamps, add original and distinctive tones to the premises. Preserving the historical essence of the building, the original spatial arrangement and architecturally fitting materials resonate throughout the space.

Delivery

The premises consists of a bar and a restaurant area, with an intriguing addition—a secret cabinet tucked away behind a hidden door fashioned as a turning bookshelf. The mix of materials and classic British racing green serve as symbolic representations of the restaurant’s concept.

Team

Eva-Marie Eriksson

Co-founder
Senior Designer,
Hotels and Restaurants

eva-marie.eriksson@fyra.fi

+358 (0)40 537 7350

Elisa Ryhänen-Derrett

Interior Architect
Designer

elisa.ryhanen-derrett@fyra.fi

+358 (0)50 539 6900

Maija Leskelä

Interior Architect
Furniture Designer
M.A. (Cultural Anthropology)

maija.leskela@fyra.fi

+358 (0)40 041 2322