Restaurant OX in Helsinki
Photos: Mikko Ryhänen
The food scene in the Finnish capital has been enriched with one more address since the end of March 2016: the new restaurant OX located on the popular restaurant mile of Pieni Roobertinkatu in the south of Helsinki promises a special dining experience in an intimate atmosphere. The founders, Teemu Aura, Markus Hurskainen, Anders Westerholm and Matti Sarkkinen, had a clear vision for the restaurant’s design: they aspired to create an expressive interior that their guests would remember.
Interior designer Joanna Laajisto transformed the restaurant, which had been used as a steak house for over 40 years, into a modern space that effectively combines colour and stylistic opposites: corrugated sheets on the walls, visible vent pipes and an open kitchen give the room industrial charm. At the same time, Thonet chairs in dark stained beech wood breathe warmth and elegance into the restaurant. In the dining area, 23 chairs of model 130 SP by Naoto Fukasawa are used, while the bar is furnished with 5 barstools of the classic model 204 PH. The warm, red leather upholstery of the seats and the clean mint-coloured corrugated sheet walls create an unconventional and suspenseful play of colours. Numerous wall sconces ensure an atmospheric lighting that effectively highlights the wave structure of the walls along, strategically placed pendant lamps penetrate into the room from the ceiling, and horn shape of the classic table lamp by Louis Kalff decisively influenced the name of the restaurant.
Pieni Roobertinkatu 13
00130 Helsinki, Finland