A Throwback To The 40’s

July 18, 2011

We like to pride ourselves as being cinema design specialists; this is an area of the interior architecture industry that Emma has really made her mark on with her work for Cine Royal.

However we are not “know-it-all’s” and enjoy coming across other tremendous pieces of design from other designers across the globe. We discussed recently how a shift in movement back to the old days may be the next big trend in design.

A throwback to a distant past that we enjoyed greatly is this genius cinema project by design frim 1:2:3 and Kristoffer Sundin in Stockholm.

The Bio Rio Cinema concept consists of interior design and a graphic identity that takes the customer back to the post war cinema days of the 1940’s, when the cinema was originally opened. The brief from the new owners of the cinema was to design a space that was adaptable to many different types of clientele, from opera goers on a Friday evening to hundreds of children watching the latest Pixar epic on a Saturday afternoon to seminars and dramatic art performances.

When the cinema is not in operation the project also has to operate as a café, so in many respects the café has to have the ability to stand on its own, with its own identity away from the support of the cinema. This is something that has definitely been achieved, just see the images below.

What do you think? Are you a fan? Any other cinemas out there that have wowed you? Let us know.