Production Facility


Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture


Acknowledged for its high-quality furniture, Vestre develops and manufactures original designs for urban environments. Staying true to the company’s values was of the essence when the new production facility was being laid out on the drawing table. Snøhetta took on the assignment with a vision of creating a space that would truly reflect Vestre’s brand and the company’s attention to values such as functionality, quality and longevity, and in 2013, the new, optimized production facilities at Torsby opened its doors.

Technical details

Renovation & Expansion, Workspace
Torsby, Sweden

Vestre AS

3000 m2

A sustainable approach was essential throughout all the phases of the project and comprehensive environmental requirements and considerations were taken into account. Sustainable choices transcend the building – from the surplus production materials used as cladding to the recycled heating sources used throughout the production plant.

The administrative center of the building has undergone a total rehabilitation with a new floor plan creating a tighter connection between the production facilities and the administrative department. The new area consists, among other, of new meeting rooms, a canteen, a kitchen, wardrobes and rest rooms.

Photo: Charlotte Sverdrup

Photo: Charlotte Sverdrup

New elements have been added to the production facility, such as new façade with a sign and a specially designed cladding based on the wood and steel elements of the Vestre furniture itself. The façade sign and cladding, made from perforated steel plates and wooden ribs stemming from residual products, are mounted onto the production hall's east façade, ensuring visibility from both the main roads and helping situate the production facility in the encircling environment.

Photo: Charlotte Sverdrup