In the small village of Kaxholmen, about 10 km northeast of Jönköping, is this cosy café and shop – Grafitgrå (Graphite Grey). Here you can enjoy home-baked delicacies and several food alternatives while being inspired by the environment and the interior. The business has grown over the years and in conjunction with a modernisation they installed lighting from Hide-a-lite.
Old meets new today. It was in 2012 the village smithy was given a new life. No longer were horses shod or iron forged as had been done twenty years ago. The old stone building went hand in hand with the idea and vision for Grafitgrå. Today, the building has been beautifully restored and you can feel the wings of history as you enter the shop. In the spring of 2019, the smithy was substantially extended and it was then that our light designers were given the task of planning the lighting for the shop’s needs.
The interior of the shop – like its name – has a grey base and they chose a neutral white colour at 4000K to amplify the choice of materials and enhance the contrast. “Focus Pendant Micro” spotlights are suspended over the cash desk. The same luminaire, pendant and on rail, can be found in different sizes in all the rooms with barndoors to prevent dazzling the guests. The café section has a warmer colour temperature of 3000K to create a more natural and cosy atmosphere.
That there was a “focus on Focus” is nothing the founder of Grafitgrå, Elin Ginal, regrets. Focus Track luminaires have a modern feel while also suiting a calm and harmonic environment where you can direct the light on whatever you wish to enhance a little extra.
“Nature is the room in which I breathe, take in and look ahead. That’s where it in some way is easier to look ahead, over the expanses and lift your eyes, every day. With Grafitgrå and with that feeling in my body, I would like to create details that glisten in everyday life and are pleasing to the eye!”
A dream that has become a reality! In the Grafitgrå café, you can partake of good flavours created in the kitchen and inspired by the season and the time of year. The café is open whenever the shop is open. Come and enjoy a unique brand with thought put into each product. A shop and café with an interior and lighting to emphasise the feeling of old and new