In the 30 years since Marika Wachtmeister curated her first show on her family’s estate in the south of Sweden, the concept has grown into a celebrated sculpture park that also includes the establishment of the Wanås Foundation.
Now, the enterprise has expanded further with the launch of the Wanås Restaurant Hotel. Set within a series of 18th-century barns, the 11-room property has been modernised by architect Kristina Wachtmeister who furnished the spaces with mid-century Nordic classics and contemporary design pieces by local producers such as RUBN, Ifö and Gärsnäs. In the bedrooms, interior designer Christian Halleröd – the man behind many stores for Acne Studios and Byredo – was commissioned to create a minimalist wardrobe using oak and leather from the farm.
Walk under the moonlight with Janet Cardiff (Wanås Walk, audio walk, 1998) and hunt for Jenny Holzer’s 260 secret messages (Wanås Wall, 2002) on the old stone wall in the park, before settling down in the restaurant where a seasonal menu is served using produce that is grown, hunted and harvested on the estate.