Hästens hosts grand opening in Köping




On August 29, Hästens celebrates the grand opening of its spectacular concept store, situated in the company’s hometown of Köping. TEArk, Thomas Eriksson Arkitekter, designed the store and developed the concept in tandem with Stockholm Design Lab, a design agency, and Hästens. The store’s architectural flavor and showroom range will set the standard both in Sweden and internationally.

On August 29, Hästens opens its new concept in Köping, the company’s hometown. The 852-square-meter store will serve as a landmark on the site where Hästens has manufactured beds for more than 150 years.
 
- The Hästens brand is one of Sweden’s strongest, and we aim to keep it that way. The new store’s architectural lines and interior design solutions consciously support our brand. The store sets the standard for all our concept stores, both in Sweden and abroad, says Jan Ryde, CEO and owner of Hästens Beds.

Jan Ryde, CEO Hästens Beds, Thomas Eriksson, the architect and Cay Bond, trendexpert at the sneak-preview.

The concept store project began in the spring. TEArk, Thomas Eriksson Arkitekter, designed the circular structure. Hästens developed the concept in tandem with TEArk and Stockholm Design Lab, a design agency.
- The new concept store’s architectural line, design structure, and interiors strengthen the Hästens brand and showcase the product range. The fundamental idea was to, based on a simple and rational design, create a bold impression. Special nighttime lighting enhances the circular form. Our ambition is for the structure to stir the imagination and to serve as a landmark along the E18, says Thomas Eriksson of TEArk.


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