A disused factory and a mountain of gravel marks the dramatic and unlikely location for Fabriken Furillen hotel and restaurant at an abandoned quarry. Set on a remote eastern peninsula, it’s hard to imagine Furillen was in military use until the 1990s. The eco-friendly hotel is the brainchild of photographer Johan Hellström, whose re-imagining of the factory’s existing framework began with the deteriorating worker’s canteen. He and his wife renovated the space to include 18 rooms, using recycled local materials such as concrete, limestone and hardwood. Inside, every inch of the hotel is intensely stylish and cool with modern Scandinavian design.
Now in the hands of super-cool Swedish hotel brand Nobis, Fabriken Furillen‘s rooms are filled with luxury and emotive aesthetic to the brim – Hästens beds, Bang & Olufsen TVs, reindeer hide rugs and cast-iron fireplaces – the restaurant offers amazing locally-sourced, foraged sensations, and the setting? Located on the peninsula of Furillen on Gotland, Sweden’s largest island, it is incredible with its raw, untamed beauty of reeking of sexy Scandinavian extremities.
Fabriken Furillen, Rute Furilden, 624 58 Lärbro, Sweden; furillen.com