Nobis Hotel Stockholm by Claesson Koivisto Rune
Swedish studio, Claesson Koivisto Rune has completed Nobis Hotel, a design that merges two 19th century residential structures together in Stockholm, Sweden. The hotel is composed of 201 guest rooms. Featuring elements of extravagant eclecticism and eccentricity, the succession of spaces – from the entrance to the lobby, lounge, corridors and rooms – seamlessly flow while being distinct in their identity and detailing. A warm and subdued color scheme accented with geometric patterns and textural fabrics unites the 8,750 square meter space.
An atrium houses a generous lobby with pockets of intimate seating areas. Condensed ‘living rooms’, each original in their furnishings and arrangements, are scattered around the space allowing visitors to socialize in a variety of manners.
Custom pieces, including 170 individual designs – 20 of which were designed specifically for the hotel – are used in combination with found and vintage pieces, further elaborating on the unique and distinct character given to each environment.
‘Towards the end of the 19th century, every self-respecting city erected what it considered to be its biggest and best hotel. It was usually named ‘Grand Hotel’ and was more often than not paid for out of the private pockets of wealthy barons. These hotels are often still in use today and have a charm that maybe only a century-old ideal of quality can give.
Today, such barons are rare and modern times do not allow an armada of Italian stucco carvers and french cabinet-makers to be called in. But is this why today’s boutique- and design hotels seldom succeed in creating a worthy equivalent to the atmosphere that pervades classic 19th century interiors?
Could it be the difference in style ideals; neoclassicism versus modernism? Or is it something else that is being missed? these were some of the thoughts we had concerning what sort of interior spaces we wanted to create at Nobis Hotel.’ Claesson Koivisto Rune
Images courtesy of ake e:son lindman.