We wanted every room to feel like a suite so even in the smallest of standard rooms we have clear hallway, sleeping and living zones.
All standard rooms incorporate a full length marble credenza that doubles up as desk with a lounge seating area comprising a custom designed sofa and well stocked minibar and drinks area. Working within a period building we felt it important to establish an interior that felt authentic in character and felt like it was built to last.
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?
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.It’s a contemporary space, with an international outlook but we strongly felt that elements of the interior needed to draw their cues from the building and square.Tatjana Quax Photography family of Studio Aandacht; Ben Raf Lambers Zara Arif Tatjana Quax art, classical Scandinavian design, and sophisticated, thoughtful interiors all come together at Stockholm’s newest luxury hotel, At Six. The brief asked us to create a desirable, vibrant destination, appealing to both locals as well as international guests, with the aim of becoming the best contemporary luxury hotel in Stockholm.We spoke with Hannah Carter Owers of Universal Design Studios about the design motivation for the brutalist space, how they redefined the grand hotel concept for modern life, and how Stockholm and its citizens play a central role in its grand designs. The building, a brutalist high-rise structure, was originally designed in the 1970s by Swedish architects Boijsen & Efervgren, and in our design we tried to humanise the imposing architecture, while also making its unique qualities part of the project.