The design bureau 1:2:3 and Kristoffer Sundin has developed have developed an interior and graphic identity for the Rio cinema in Stockholm, Sweden. The new concept refers back to the original design of the cinema – designed by Albin Stark –, which was opened in the 1940’s.

ph: Erik Wåhlström

ph: Erik Wåhlström

This has had especially big consequences for the choice of material and furniture.
“By using lamps and tables that were built manually and designed specifically for this space, we are referring back to that concept” Kristoffer Sundin says.

ph: 1:2:3

ph: 1:2:3

“We have made use of the existing decoration in order to capture different shapes and moods. There is, for instance, a wavelike shape that we have used in the lamp suspension. We have also interpreted the wavelike shape of Rio’s old panel. It goes from light to dark in different parts of the room” Axel von Friesen says.

The design group has created an alphabet in three sizes, and it is used in the sign boxes inside and outside of the cinema.

ph: 1:2:3

ph: 1:2:3

On top of the normal film programme there will be seminars, children’s cinema and live opera. Daytime the cinema functions as a café.

ph: Erik Wåhlström

ph: Erik Wåhlström

Posted on: Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 at 11:06
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