In keeping with the period of the building, we specified lots of 20th century furniture pieces including re-editions of classic Scandinavian pieces (chairs by Nils Otto Moller, Poul Kjaerholm alongside other classic European design: Perriand, Albini, Scarpa) .
We also commissioned or customized a number of pieces including a bespoke table hewn from a single tree trunk, bespoke lighting by Atelier Areti and Rubn and a customized marble Tobo Ishi table by our founding Directors Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby.
Can you tell us more about the Stockholm elements in the design?
Some elements tie the hotel to the city and local area more literally – For example the Swedish leather from the Tarnsjo tannery to the north of the city wrapped around the staircase handrail and on the restaurant banquettes, the bespoke lighting by Swedish lighting company Rubn whose standard range of contemporary fittings evoke a sense of quintessential Stockholm design and the commissioned table in the wine bar carved from a single Stockholm Elm tree by local artist Lies Marie Hoffman.
What makes At Six special is that it stands out from the usual "Scandinavian design" interiors prevalent in Stockholm. You mentioned this concept of bringing together an international outlook and attitude while creating an experience grounded in the local area.We wanted to make a hotel experience that feels unique, distinct and memorable and but also at ease in the building and in Stockholm.The hotel is large - 343 rooms in total and so the brief also asked us to look at a number of typologies and colour ways to create contrast and variation across the floors.We also needed to consider the scale of the head which was a special commission – making sure that it worked for people viewing the piece from the ground floor, the first floor and how it felt to move around as people ascended the staircase.All of the pieces are by artists already represented in the collection of Petter Stordhalen, the hotel owner so there is a personal connection.