Nordiska Kompaniet is one of the most well known department stores in Scandinavia, founded in 1902. Nordiska Kompaniet has initiated extensive renewal work aimed at strengthening its position as a world class department store. Guise was contracted to be responsible for the fit-out of the new NK Sport.
The main feature for the new NK Sport fit out is the bush hammered gypsum furniture, originally a brutalist invention that has been applied for this project. An intentional wink to the architect Hans Asplund that both coined the international term brutalism as well as being the designer of the fifties addition which the store is situated.
One of the largest museums in the world dedicated to photography will open in early 2019. Having been working with Fotografiska Stockholm since 2010, Guise were chosen to design this new museum positioned in central London. More information will be released during fall 2018.
Full scale mock-up of Pavilion installed in Kent, UK. The mock-up is clad with 3 mm thick galvanized steel plates. The galvanization process is one of the key material concepts for Fotografiska London, mimicking the process of analogue photographic process.
The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is an annual award dedicated to recognising the design and architecture of food and beverage spaces internationally. Guise restaurant design for Macho! was shortlisted as one of five projects in the category Best International Restaurant Project.
Vallastaden is an innovative new city district in Linköping, built around themes of social, environmental and economical sustainability. Guise have in a joint venture with Real estate developer Inkluderande Fastigheter won a land allocation with the proposal Bocce. More information will be released in fall 2018.
Norrsken is an ecosystem consisting of Norrsken House, a coworking space for over 350 impact entrepreneurs in Stockholm, and Norrsken Founders Fund which invests in companies with the potential to radically improve the world. Guise was asked to design the Norrsken House in central Stockholm, a work space where ideas thrive and great things are to happens. Norrsken is founded by Niklas Adalberth.
Jani Kristoffersen of Guise were invited to deliver a speech at the Shibaura House, by Kazuyo Sejima, in Tokyo as well as in the fabulous gallery space Media Shop in Kyoto. The lecture “The Sounds of Silence” covered projects by Guise produced under ten years, all under the theme of silence. Our inviter and fabolus host was architect Mr Satoru Umehara.
Showroom for Swedish furniture brand Massproductions set in a neomodernist building in Stockholm, Sweden. Guise have designed a clean space with no superfluous embellishment, honest materials and clarity of function, purpose and construction. An interpretation of Modernism 2.0
The Great Indoors Award is an international, biennial, interior design award organized by globally renowned design magazine FRAME, Marres - House for Contemporary Culture and Bureau Europa. Guise was honoured to be selected Design Firm of the Year.
The villa project was commissioned by a private client. The site is outside of Norrtälje, Sweden. The house’ context has been weaved into the building, in thought, volume and in the detailing. The peculiar angles of the site are reflected in the building and can be seen in the interior details.
Villa Björhövda was represented at the Architecture Biennale in Venice, the world’s most important arena for contemporary architecture. The exhibition relates to Alejandro Aravena’s overall theme of the 2016 Venice Biennale “Reporting From the Front”, focusing on specific challenges being faced in the Nordic region.
A small apartment building commissioned by a newly founded housing society. The spatial design concept derives from conflicting site conditions, the direction of the buildable site doesn't exploit the great lake view. A set of rhomboid shapes introduced a new spatial direction which maximized the experiential potential of the site.
The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life. Guise was honoured with a special mentioning.
Guise has been responsible for retail development for fashion brand Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair. A first concept store opened in Stockholm’s central fashion district, followed by a store in Singapore. The stores have been designed using deconstructive methods and a strong spatial vocabulary.
Guise designed a white interior of the D&V Multibrand Store to provide a neutral background for different retailers. Central display units are made of asymmetrical stacks of angled boxes, which each flare outward from their bases to create more surface area on top for folded items
The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture in the world. Projects are judged by a panel of more than 400 distinguished luminaries and thought leaders from fields as diverse as fashion, publishing, product design, real estate development and tech. Guise was honoured to be shortlisted as one of five studios.
Mouli is a Swedish fashion brand. Guise designed a concept store based on physical transparency. Large sheets of expanded metal were used as see-through white canvases, tables were made with multiple legs and tabletops made of black flat expanded metal. The tables were able to be put over and through the surface of each other.
Fotografiska is a centre for contemporary photography in Stockholm, Sweden.
Fotografiska has 6500 m2 of exhibition spaces, an academy, bistro, café, bar, conference rooms, museum shop, gallery, and event spaces. Guise has acted as Fotografiskas architects since opening in 2010.
Emerging designers, selected by 10 international leaders in the interior design world; featuring curators from a broad range of disciplines, including groundbreaking design publications, world-renowned academics and tutors on design, influential interior design practices, cross-genre innovators and industry leaders. Guise was selected by architecture and design journalist Robert Thiemann.