Vinge’s Law Firm in Gothenburg, Sweden

Company libraries / Completed 2011

Tradition with a twist

The law firm Vinge’s branch in Gothenburg is located in a newly-built, two-storey high building, an extension to an older building on Nordstadstorget. The architect practice behind this project is Wingårdhs, one of the most renowned in Sweden. Placed in the centre of the lawyer’s office, the library is the very heart of the organisation.


The library counts as one of the largest private libraries in Western Sweden. It reaches over both floors. The key to the design is the consistent use of Oregon pine. The massive wooden floor, bookcases and other pieces of chosen furniture – all are made of Oregon pine. The inspiration comes from traditionally inspired British libraries, and the architects wanted the library to convey a sense of tradition and heritage. Authenticity has been a keyword. But they have also made room for more edgy details like the undulating staircase in expressive turquoise.