Case study: d line and ÄNG, crafting harmonious outdoor experiences

Every design detail at ÄNG, which inludes the iconic architectural hardware from d line, is meticulously curated to create a space that is both elegant and inviting…

reflective exterior of restaurant in a field of grass

In the realm of hospitality design, where every element contributes to the overall guest experience, the combination of nature and architectural originality creates spaces that transcend the ordinary. Aligning with the core d line values of minimalism and functionality, ÄNG stands as a testament to this ethos, offering breathtaking outdoor solutions and wellness-centric design that epitomise the harmony between nature and meticulous craftsmanship.

Before even stepping foot inside ÄNG, guests are enveloped in an aura of tranquility. The glasshouse, a modern interpretation of a greenhouse turned inside out, stands as a testament to the seamless integration of architecture with its surroundings. Designed by the visionary team at Norm Architects, this Michelin-starred restaurant offers a dining experience that is as visually stunning as it is gastronomically satisfying.

The journey to ÄNG is as much a part of the experience as the destination itself. Meandering through lush meadows, guests are greeted by a small herb garden, a nod to the restaurant’s commitment to locally sourced ingredients. As guests approach the glasshouse, the transition from exterior to interior is seamless, with stone flooring extending from the outside in, blurring the lines between nature and design.

sculptural details on plinths in ANG restaurant

Image credit: Jonas Bjerre Poulsen / Norm Architects

Inside, the ambiance is one of understated luxury. Lounge furniture by Japanese brand Karimoku invites guests to unwind, while bespoke artworks with organic forms pay homage to the restaurant’s natural surroundings. Every detail, from the stone counter in the open kitchen to the handcrafted wooden doors adorned with d line’s iconic architectural hardware, is meticulously curated to create a space that is both elegant and inviting.

Notably, the L lever handle, designed by Knud Holscher for d line, adorns the solid wooden doors throughout the building, seamlessly blending functionality with impeccable design. As a testament to d line’s commitment to longevity and sustainability, the exclusive “Re-handle” service ensures that these handles can be refurbished, maintaining their pristine appearance amidst the high traffic demands of a hotel environment.

door detail and handle from d line

Image credit: d line

As the evening unfolds, guests are led on a sensory journey, from the bright summer skies above to the intimate depths of the underground wine cellar. Inspired by the Japanese concept of Chiaroscuro, the interplay of light and shadow adds depth and intrigue to the dining experience, heightening the senses and preparing guests for the next course.

In the main dining room, references to Swedish nature abound, from the stone sculptures inspired by the surrounding landscape to the acoustic walls crafted from canvas reminiscent of jute sacks. Each element serves not only as a backdrop but as a canvas for the culinary artistry that unfolds before guests’ eyes.

ÄNG is more than just a restaurant; it is a venue for exploration, discovery, and memory-making. With its seamless integration of outdoor solutions and wellness-focused design, it offers guests a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life—a place where nature and design converge to create a truly unforgettable experience.

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Main image credit: Jonas Bjerre Poulsen / Norm Architects