American Swedish Institute Market Office Industry Museum Location Minneapolis, MN Product Solutions Acoustic Solutions, Furniture Step into a world where Scandinavian elegance meets modern functionality. The American Swedish Institute’s Carriage House renovation, a remarkable feat completed in 2023, is part of their ambitious $22 million restoration project for the iconic Turnblad Mansion in south Minneapolis. Collaborating with the renowned architectural firm HGA, the Institute meticulously crafted an awe-inspiring design showcasing European craftsmanship. The partnership resulted in a remarkable transformation of the Carriage House, maintaining its historical integrity while infusing it with contemporary functionality and aesthetics. One of the defining aspects of this project was ASI’s initiative to work with specific Swedish and Scandinavian furniture manufacturers. This collaboration resulted in generous donations and discounts that significantly contributed to the project’s success. The use of products from Zilenzio, a company specializing in sound absorption and room acoustics, was particularly notable. Their products were used throughout the renovation, significantly enhancing the acoustic environment and contributing to the overall comfort and productivity of the workspaces. The extraordinary space comes with accolades and recognition, including Interior Design Magazine’s coveted 2023 Best of Year Award in the Office Transformation category. This prestigious honor speaks volumes about the exceptional quality and innovation infused into every facet of the project. In this award-winning space, Individuals experience the heart and soul of the Institute’s rich culture. Immerse yourself in an environment that effortlessly blends the warmth of a traditional Swedish home with the demands of a modern office. Discover distinctive workspaces, a library that sparks inspiration, secluded privacy pods for uninterrupted focus, and a dynamic co-creation hub that fosters collaboration. From the carefully selected furnishings to the thoughtfully designed lighting, every element in this transformative office space reflects the essence of Scandinavian design.