The interiors were guided by the ethos of recycle, upcycle and re-use. An investigation into the needs and wishes of the locals generated valuable ideas that found their way into the design process. People missed the old 1975 café interiors; by opening up dialogue, this desire was unearthed from the collective memory and translated into the new space.
An impressive 81 pieces of furniture, especially chairs, were reclaimed.
The furniture, purchased by the city of Borås in years past, was pulled from storage, re-lacquered and re-upholstered and given a new home at Orangeriet. In total, 81 pieces of furniture were reclaimed. Today, the past intertwines with the present, giving some residents a chance to sit in a much-loved seat from a time gone by.