Thursday, July 19, 2007

Fabriken Furillen

Gotland is an extraordinarily beautiful island in the middle of the Baltic Sea. It is one of the sunniest places in Sweden and a holiday paradise. The ever-shifting light, sandy beaches and fields of wild flowers made photographer Johan Hellström with family decide they wanted to live here permanently. In 1999 they left the west coast city of Gothenburg for Gotland and their recently purchased limestone quarry on the four square kilometer island of Furillen off the north-eastern coast. The Hellströms bought the property from cement company Cementa AB. They decided to build a guest house and ended up creating an 18-room hotel with a restaurant. Johan Hellström is the main designer and he has combined industrial shades of gray with Scandinavian design. The result is austere and luxurious and unique.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I agree. Gotland is an amazing island with unique limestone nature which is fully packed with fossils.

I can really reccomend the east side where you rellay can walk alone.