The rising star on Gothenburg’s restaurant scene has a long history while at the same time it’s brand new. The newly opened restaurant Bon is designed with built-in patina, all the way down to the tiles. Conceptual design agency Stylt had taken care of both design and the furnishing. The idea behind Bon is simple but demanding. Erik Nissen Johansen, creative director at Stylt explains: – It’s meant to both look and feel as a hole in the wall on a by-street in Marseille or Barcelona. One that has existed for seventy-five years already. A well known, comfy classic for all kinds of people of all ages. That was our aim when we started working with Bon. In classic Stylt manner everything was meticulously planned and executed. To recreate history requires both historical knowledge and instinctive feeling. The mosaic floor was found in northern Africa while the windows were taken from a barn in the south western parts of Sweden. Chairs and bar stools are all newly manufactured classics from southern Europe. The large zinc and marble bar was hand made by carpenter Per Berndtsson while Erik himself created the grand mirror that creates both space and gives the place a historical anchorage.
– The mirror is a jigsaw puzzle of a number of old mirrors that I’ve re-assembled to a new whole. Anyone who’s been to a classic French brasserie will surely recognize the style. Bon is situated at Arkivgatan, right next to the parade street Avenyn. With neighbors like Familjen, Caleo, Fond, Parkbaren, 28+ and Basement, the area is gradually turning into the golden triangle of Gothenburg’s restaurant scene.