Cafe Renzo by Nicklas Lindholm Haslestad

Coffeehouse and coffee shop are related terms for an establishment which primarily serves prepared coffee and other hot beverages. Café in continental Europe refers to a traditional type of coffeehouse, but elsewhere “cafe” may refer to a tea room, small and cheap restaurant (colloquially a “caff”), transport cafe, or other casual eating and drinking place. One exquisite looking Café is Café Renzo.

Cafe Renzo is attached to the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art at Tjuvholmen in Oslo. The building was designed by the legendary architect Renzo Piano, who also designed the café’s inventory.

– Nicklas Lindholm Haslestad

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Cafe Renzo opened in 2012, in conjunction with the grand opening of the Astrup Fearnley Museum, making the place distinctive for both art and architecture.

– Nicklas Lindholm Haslestad

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Alongside with the café’s interior & surroundings, the objective was to honor Renzo Piano’s architecture, the employees’ work for Cafe Renzo and Astrup Fearnley’s Modern Art.

– Nicklas Lindholm Haslestad

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About Nicklas Lindholm Haslestad

Nicklas Lindholm Haslestad is a passionate designer who studied Graphic Design at Westerdals School of Communication. He works as a Graphic Designer at the Pocket & Comms. Specifically, they do visual identities, strategy, advertising, digital design and other creative works. Nicklas’ mentor at WSoC, Paul Van Brunschot, made a major impact on how to approach creative processes and it made Nicklas even more interested in Design and Art Direction. His mentor had some really weird ways of approaching concept, Paul unfortunately passed away a couple years ago, but his mindset will always have an influence on Nicklas’ work. Nicklas’ way in approaching design is mainly through extensive concept development, consistent art direction and functional craftmanship and his main inspiration is Josef Müller-Brockmann, Massimo Vignelli, Max Miedinger and he likes to examine scandinavian/nordic aesthetics for inspiration.