Club Le Roy Helsinki by Joanna Laajisto | Yellowtrace

Club Le Roy Helsinki by Joanna Laajisto | Yellowtrace

Club Le Roy Helsinki by Joanna Laajisto | Yellowtrace

Club Le Roy Helsinki by Joanna Laajisto | Yellowtrace

 

Helsinki-based Joanna Laajisto strikes again, this time with an interior of a night-club in down town Helsinki. Club Le Roy, is located upstairs to the recently opened Michel restaurant, also designed by Laajisto and her team. Both establishments are owned by the same proprietor – Le Roy opened last week, while Michel has been trading since mid-April.

Instead of designing a typical dark nightclub, where Joanna admits she personally doesn’t like spending time in, she set out to create a space that felt more like a “grand apartment” with different rooms to hang out in. Oh yes – that’s a massive tick from me!

 

Club Le Roy Helsinki by Joanna Laajisto | Yellowtrace

Club Le Roy Helsinki by Joanna Laajisto | Yellowtrace

Club Le Roy Helsinki by Joanna Laajisto | Yellowtrace

Club Le Roy Helsinki by Joanna Laajisto | Yellowtrace

 

The focus for the design were the large original windows found on both sides of the building. In order to recreate an authentic residential feel, walls were clad in different style of panels painted in grey tones. “We wanted to create a classic look that fits the original building, built in 1892 by Architect K.A. Wrede,” explains Joanna. Her team designed a series of custom items for the interior such as the banquette sofas upholstered in green velvet, small tables in black marble, and brass and marble bars. The lights used throughout the club are from Rubn and Atelier Areti, many of which were custom fitted for the space. Lounge chairs and loose sofas are from Maxalto, and small tables in green marble by e15 (previously).

What a stellar line-up and a seriously gorgeous result. You might even have a slight chance of getting me off my couch and out of my trackies on a Saturday night with a promise of a nightclub like this. Cause that’s the sort of Sheila that I am. All. Class.

 

 


[Images courtesy of Joanna Laajisto.]

 

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  1. Babette Hayes

    Dear Dana Tomic Hughes, Thank you for your wonderful work and commitment to researching the best of what is available in interior design, architecture, product design and more – all that is to do with the design world. The service you provide is to be highly commended. Thank you, Babette Hayes OMA DIA

    On another note – am intrigued by the Le Roy Night Club in Helsinki. It ticks all the right boxes…great design concept – different rooms etc, sensitive to the age of the building, spare lines, uncluttered, soothing, calming, beautiful furniture, great use of space, considered seating arrangements, good lighting etc. So why does it feel so cold? Dead? My body went into freeze mode as I looked through the images. It is so contrary to my experience of Finland. Yet you say you can’t wait to be there. What was your experience of the place? I know it will come to life when it is filled with people. But how would it be with only three or four in a room. And of course the photographer has used available light for his shots which are very beautiful but here the result are so cold. Of course warmth and change of colouring would come with night lighting in winter… they have so much daylight in summer.

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  2. Marjo Järvinen

    The interior is astonishing! I spent New Year’s Eve at the karaoke bar. This defenetealy is far away from dark basements, on which karaoke often is sang. Lots of space and air makes the athomosphere sophisticated and modern. Looking forward to spend a lot of saturday evenings at Le Roy in the future! Hopefully also others, who like karaoke!

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