Säm Asian Bar & Kitchen is a casual Asian-style restaurant run by Finland´s most renowned chef Mr. Hans Välimäki. Säm Asian Bar & Kitchen is located in the center of Helsinki. Säm offers modern but laid-back Asian tastes adapted to Finnish taste. Säm Asian Bar & Kitchen is perfectly located alongside beautiful and lush Esplanadi Park. The lush greenery and the green wall are also essential part of the interior design.

The floor-to-ceiling windows allow lot´s of natural light into the space creating spacious environment. The bright and airy space bring to life the bold and playful interior. The interior is a harmonious combination of brass, marble and wood. The chairs and the barstools we used in this project are Finnish design from Made by Choice. The name of the chair is Laakso and the barstools is Halikko. The chairs were specially delivered in the partial natural wood and black color combination according to our unique interior design. The Laakso chair finished first place in this years Restaurant & Bar product design awards in London.

This is what Mr Välimäki has to say about the results and cooperation with our studio: "For several years now, I have had the pleasure to cooperate with Jaana Ekman and each time, the result has been better than the other – just like now. Säm in Helsinki, is a great place where the challenge of three floors has been solved with clever solutions and beautiful and functional interior design. To top it off, each floor has its own distinct approach and atmosphere. Jaana is simply the best – the top of her field!”. Chef Hans Välimäki, co-owner of SÄM.

Design team:

Visionary Design Partners Helsinki