Extraordinaire would be exactly the word for this American eatery in the Waterfront Building, Stockholm. Gothenburg-based designers Stylt, led by Erik Nissen Johansen, have gone as far as conceiving an imaginary couple (The Griffins) who own the Steakhouse and run it with a certain mystery and alchemy that contributes to its eclectic interior.
Old school steakhouse charm is exuded by padded booths, wood-panelling and Gothic lampshades, but there’s modern furnishing at work here too. A slick bar and patterned ceramics remind you that you’re still in the 20th Century and haven’t entered some kind of interior design time warp. Everywhere you look there’s a history, science art or design artefact that’s been hand-picked to keep the place quirky, fresh and interesting.
Like it or loathe it, Griffins’ smacks of style and personality, even if it is based on a fictional tale.
Stylt have also recently fitted out Marion’s Gastro Diner and the Orangeriet, both in Stockholm.