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Penélope by Fyra, Helsinki

Finnish Michelin star awarded celebrity chefs Hans Välimäki and Arto Rastas wanted to open a tapas restaurant that would have an atmosphere that is cozy and laid back. With the help of Fyra, Penélope found its soul.

Hans Välimäki and Arto Rastas did not want a fine dining restaurant that lacks warmth. They wanted a place that felt as if it has been there, in the heart of Helsinki, forever.

The atmosphere should be laid back and cozy. A place where the customer felt like having arrived at someone’s home to enjoy great, unpretentious food. A bit like in Barrafina, in London. There would be a classic style long bar, the colour red and couches. Under no circumstance would it be trendy.

A Helsinki-based interior architecture and design company Fyra was chosen to transform the vision into reality.