The restaurant concept KOL & Cocktails opened in Malmö in 2017. A place where you can start with a cocktail, order a meal from the charcoal grill and then step up the tempo later in the evening when the nightclub opens. In cooperation with Bornstein Lyckefors Architects, the old premises have been transformed into restaurant in a modern industrial vintage style boasting raw details combined with warm colours. The generous premises, covering an area of 670 square metres, allow for 140 seated customers and 75 in the bar area.
Step it up with Parafon Step acoustic ceiling
Bornstein Lyckefors Architects has used Parafon Step suspended ceiling, which they also helped to develop. Parafon Step is available in several variants, Parafon Step for Grids, which applied for suspended grid systems and, as at KOL & Cocktail, Parafon Step Direct, which is mounted directly to the ceiling. Parafon Palette (edge D2 with concealed grid system) in a dark green colour has also been used in the surrounding areas.
“We’ve long lacked a versatile product that works seamlessly with standard suspended ceilings and combines good acoustics, good fire resistance and generous design scope. Quite often, we just want to rip out the ceiling. But with Parafon Step, we have the opportunity to create something within the bounds of standard fittings, the budget and our own high expectations of the end result,” says Andreas Lyckefors from Bornstein Lyckefors Architects.
Parafon Step combines design ceiling and acoustic
Using stone wool in ceiling tiles of different thicknesses creates possibilities for unique acoustics in spaces like restaurants where there are many people together at the same time. This creates omfortable noise conditions for customers, as well as employees who spend long periods of time in this type of work environment. “The Parafon Step concept is perfect for premises in which you don’t just want the ceiling to provide a neutral base. Particularly premises such as restaurants, cafés, offices and hotels, where design and function are incredibly important,” says Jonny Aas, Country Manager.
On top the contrast between the natural raw structure of the stone wool on the visible edges of the acoustic tiles and smooth surfaces contributes further to the dynamics and variation and is a design feature by itself.
An awarded restaurant
KOL was awarded Restaurant of the year during Malmö Citysamverkan’s gala in 2017. “The kitchen, the bar, the service, the music – all this interweaves to give a delightful experience in stylishly decorated premises with a Malmö twist,” the jury writes in its grounds for the award.