Original Sokos Hotel Savonlinna's Seurahuone's rooftop terrace on the 6th floor is inspired by the magnificent views of Saimaa. Localism and storytelling were the cornerstones of the design of Muikkuterassi.
Based on these local stories, Pinto started to build a new graphic look, which can also be seen in the restaurant signages. Newspaper-like menus tell stories that are either true or false in Savonian way, as well as stories from the staff of Muikkuterassi. A custom tumbler, which has the coordinates of Muikkuterassi printed on it as well as a witty vendace, was also being selected. Locality has also been kept in mind when choosing partners and products.
In the surface materials, as well as in the lighting and furniture choices, one can find references to all these inspirational sources and also the Savonian mental landscape. The witty vendace has swam from menus to graphic elements, increasingly important part of the space identity. In the flooring materials, the tiling repeats the lively scales of the vendace while the decking takes the visitor back to the summer nights spent on the cottage pier.