Sune Nordgren has worked as a cultural commentator and art curator for over 40 years.
The food in the woodfire warmed five table restaurant comes straight from the kitchen garden and from surrounding producers who often deliver their regional dishes exclusively for their kitchen.
The best news is that this place is to be visited until after the New Year's Eve while the rest of Basse Normandie seems to be hibernating...
In terms of function we wanted to public spaces to serve the local community of Stockholm workers/ creatives as much as hotel guests and tried to make the public spaces flexible, diverse and comfortable morning to night.
Angel Trinidad Angel Trinidad is the founder of Keen on Walls, a website featuring inspiring interiors, design and spaces.
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.The aim was to reinterpret the brutalist aesthetic of the building and the immediate architectural landscape of Brunkebergstorg Square in a way that felt relevant, comfortable and contemporary. Collectively we agreed on ideas for the larger scale pieces in the lobby and public spaces as we needed to make sure the architecture was accommodating but as far as the actual selection of specific works went, it was all on Sune who did a brilliant job.Upon first look, you can see that art clearly plays a big role in the space. With the large sculpture on the staircase there was a fair bit of coordination as we needed to make sure that the materiality and detail of the staircase worked with the head (there was structural plinth cast into the stair to take the marble case of the head) and that the art lighting was correct.Since 2006, he has been running Strawberry Art Design, Petter Stordalen’s ever-growing private art collection, and was responsible for sourcing the art for At Six.Do you have a favorite piece of art from the collection? Even the simplest of standard rooms feel luxurious, considered and detailed.Universal Design Studio specializes in materials - research and experimentation - and crafted details. The 'grand hotel redefined for modern day life' was a theme running throughout the design process and because of this we want the hotel to feel like it has a legitimate place in the lives of Stockholm's citizens and visitors.