Photo: Mikko Ryhänen
Café Savoy, which was opened in November 2022, will transport you into Southern French joy and light as you step in. Savoy Restaurant in Helsinki, one of the crown jewels of Finnish restaurants and a timeless source of inspiration in terms of comprehensive interior design, still holding on to the original designs made 85 years ago by Aino and Alvar Aalto, has now been joined by its little cousin at the street level of the same building. The open kitchen is also led by Chef Patron Helena Puolakka, and the food is pure taste, passion and authenticity. Café Savoy invites you to enjoy yourself in a relaxing, warm atmosphere.
This was also another great opportunity for Innolux to demonstrate its capacity to fulfil a project order. The wall and table lamps by Studio Joanna Laajisto are in line with the charmingly classic design glow beautifully in Café Savoy. “I’m very happy with the outcome and the quality of it,” says interior designer Joanna Laajisto.
Tailored solutions by our experts were successful thanks to seamless collaboration.
“We were contacted in the summer, and here we are now, looking at this beautiful lamp,” says Joel Klemetti, Innolux product manager. Close cooperation led to a unique result. The brass frame of the lamp was done by Paja&Bureau from Helsinki. The fabric for the shade was made by Lennol Oy in Southern Ostrobothnia. With Finnish expertise throughout, the elegant lamps were completed at Innolux.
The mainly bespoke look is at the heart of the values of Café Savoy.“The bespoke lamps on the 8th floor of Savoy play a major role, and most of them were made by Taito. We were eager to continue this tradition and it was important to us that the manufacturer be Finnish. This is why Innolux was a natural choice,” says Saku Tuominen, one of the owners of Financier Group behind the restaurant.
In Café Savoy’s beautiful scent-filled atmosphere, Finnish choices, quality and durability are visible choices that create the pleasant atmosphere. Favoring natural materials ensures beautiful aging, and we do not have to worry too much about minor wear and tear – they are merely the signs of life. Alongside all the new things, there is also something old, as the original wooden doors were brought back in respect of the history of the place. This is a place with hospitality, expertise and ease written all over it – all the guests have to do is enjoy themselves.