Fabriken Furillen

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—The surreal landscape of Fabriken Furillen combines the brutal beauty of post-industry with the natural splendor of Gotland island.

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    Far from the busy urban hum of Stockholm, in a northeastern corner of the island Gotland, lies the remote peninsula of Furillen, still largely unknown to tourists. Craggy limestone formations stand starkly beside deserted beaches, and sea birds nest among the ruins of an old gravel quarry. Accessed by a high-speed ferry or plane, and a 45-kilometer drive, the striking gray structure of the Fabriken Furillen is a eco-friendly design masterpiece created by photographer Johan Hellström. Inside, you experience a warmly welcoming interior that utilizes modern Scandinavian design and incorporates myriad shades of gray and white. Visitors can discover the fishing hamlet of Lergrav, take a ferry to the island of Fårö or traverse the hidden reaches of the peninsula on a "Skeppshult" bicycle, provided free of charge. Afterwards, enjoy a meal in the restaurant, prepared with local and seasonal ingredients fresh from the hotel's own farm.

    Nearest Airport
    VBY - Visby Airport
    Food & Drink
    Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
    Spa & Recreation
    Beach, Bicycling, Boating, Walking Track
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    2 meeting rooms
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    Architecture

    A striking monolith in a former quarry

    The hotel’s design is the brainchild of commercial photographer Johan Hellström. The building stands out against the surrounding landscape while at the same time acting as a natural extension of it, reflecting the former quarry’s shapes and colors. Hellström’s re-imagining of the factory’s existing infrastructure began with the crumbling worker’s canteen. He and his wife renovated the space to include 18 rooms, using recycled local materials such as limestone, concrete and hardwood.

    Architecture
    A striking monolith in a former quarry

    The hotel’s design is the brainchild of commercial photographer Johan Hellström. The building stands out against the surrounding landscape while at the same time acting as a natural extension of it, reflecting the former quarry’s shapes and colors. Hellström’s re-imagining of the factory’s existing infrastructure began with the crumbling worker’s canteen. He and his wife renovated the space to include 18 rooms, using recycled local materials such as limestone, concrete and hardwood.

    The warm yet subdued interior allows visitors to fully appreciate Gotland’s natural beauty. Rooms are styled in industrial shades of gray in order to complement their surroundings. However, the comfort on offer is anything but industrial: hotel rooms are equipped with luxurious Hastens beds, B&O televisions and stereos, free wireless Internet and Byredo bathroom amenities.

    Interior Design

    Industrial shades in a cocoon of comfort

    In the restaurant, formerly the factory workers' canteen, heavy chains still hang from the ceiling. Sleep in a grand studio, a spacious suite, or one of fifteen double or twin rooms, where you'll enjoy a magnificent view of the Baltic Sea or the quarry's dramatic gravel hills.

    Interior Design
    Industrial shades in a cocoon of comfort

    In the restaurant, formerly the factory workers' canteen, heavy chains still hang from the ceiling. Sleep in a grand studio, a spacious suite, or one of fifteen double or twin rooms, where you'll enjoy a magnificent view of the Baltic Sea or the quarry's dramatic gravel hills.

    The warm yet subdued interior allows visitors to fully appreciate Gotland’s natural beauty. Rooms are styled in industrial shades of gray in order to complement their surroundings. However, the comfort on offer is anything but industrial: hotel rooms are equipped with luxurious Hastens beds, B&O televisions and stereos, free wireless Internet and Byredo bathroom amenities.

    Made by Originals

    Johan Hellström

    Johan Hellström first made his name as a commercial photographer, traveling across the globe in search of the perfect shot. Having spent several summers on the Swedish island of Gotland, Hellström saw an opportunity to create a truly singular travel experience. He and his wife sold their belongings and bought the limestone quarry on Gotland's nearly deserted Furillen peninsula. With the Fabriken Furillen, he aims to give visitors that same breath of fresh air.

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