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.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.She brings a serene mood to an otherwise dynamic and bustling lobby, reception and restaurant. We’ve been told that there is nothing that comes close in terms of contemporary luxury hotels in the city which we are proud of but by the same token we feel we have successfully created a place that Stockholmers feel very at home in.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.Autumn is our favorite roadtrip season riding through melancholic colors, from pine green, mustard yellow, orange terra, wine red to deep browns and the scents that seem to belong to a forest that slowly falls asleep after this Indian Summer ...We discovered parc de la Ferté-Vidame by chance, with the magnificent ruin of the castle that appears to be made of cardboard when you look at it from the side.
He was Founding Director of BALTIC, the Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England and Director of Norway’s National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.We also had the existing building and a new rooftop extension to work with where the quality of spaces were really quite different demanding room concepts that could flex, scale and be modified to suit various architectural scenarios.When we got into the detail we had to work though requirements for each room type, incorporating a mixture of traditional luxury elements (for example a wardrobe long enough to house a Nobel-prize gala dress) contemporary art (hand picked by curator Sune Norgren) and a mix of local and international elements and design.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.