Architecture & design
The interiors of Nobis Hotel, a design hotel in Stockholm, Sweden are created in collaboration with world renowned, award-winning Swedish design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, which has previously designed several other publicized interiors and environments within the Nobis Group.
Comfort, personality, warmth, atmosphere, casual elegance, contemporary timelessness and durable quality are some of the virtues that we like to think distinguish these interiors. We have planned and built this design hotel in Stockholm, Sweden for the long-term pleasure and enjoyment of our guests. Therefore, the interiors are not loud, flamboyant or self-righteous, but toned-down and discreet. Claesson Koivisto Rune’s sharp contemporary interiors are designed to both contrast and harmonize with the magnificent 19th century bourgeois stone architecture of the buildings (see our buildings), giving our hotel interiors its unique character. A source of inspiration has been the moods, colors and features of the city of Stockholm itself, not those of a bright sparkling summer day but instead those winter days, when the light is weak and flat, contrasts low and colors and shadows subtle. The general impression of these interiors is calming and mellow, with many qualities and thoroughly thought through clever and innovative details that your body, mind and soul will discover up close, with time. Frontline technology has as far as possible been integrated into these interiors, to create a harmonious, optimally functional unity.
Claesson Koivisto Rune have designed a whole range of new unique patterns for Nobis Hotel, many of these inspired by the studio’s previous architecture and design projects. These patterns function as a subtle theme throughout the interiors of Nobis Hotel, Stockholm design hotel. An extensive range of furniture and other interior design objects have also been designed and manufactured exclusively for Nobis Hotel. The materials selected are mostly superior quality natural materials such as various stones, woods, wools and other natural textiles, glass, ceramics, leather and metals — materials that will age with grace.
Claesson Koivisto Rune, architects & designers
”Old classic hotels always have their own special ambiance that is usually quite enjoyable. As we built this new hotel in two historic buildings, we had the chance to create something of such an atmosphere from the outset, which was one of our main ambitions in our design. The real challenge is achieving this effect while at the same time being modern, edgy, sharp and contemporary, without the standard features of most traditional luxury hotels — the gold, the velvet, the thick red carpets and all that. We’ve worked both with and against the buildings in achieving the effects that we want here.”
“From the beginning, we’ve been inspired by the appearance of Stockholm, not in the summer with the magical white light, but in the wintertime, when the light is softer and contrasts lower. When you look at a picture of the city skyline in winter, without sunlight, it first appears almost monochrome, almost black and white. It’s only when you look closer that you see the subtle, kind of muffled colors and soft shadows. This is the effect that we wanted to create in this hotel. The general impression should be calm and relaxing, devoid of strong and aggressive, dominant contrasts and gimmicks, but then there will be plenty of clever and beautiful details and surprises to discover with time.”
Mårten Claesson & Ola Rune
“In the rooms, and in the rest of the hotel, we worked with the ambition of creating interiors of the kind that you would encounter in a private home, assembled over a longer period of time. It sounds simple, but it takes a lot of care and effort, for example by carefully selecting products from different manufacturers and designers, instead of many products from one and the same brand which will give that “corporate” feel that we’re trying very hard to avoid. This doesn’t mean that all rooms should be different, however. That’s s another gimmick that’s been a big trend in hotels lately, which we wanted to “kill” here. As a professional traveler, you want to find a hotel that you would like to return to, as close to a home away from home that you can get. That’s the kind of hotel we wanted to create. Then you don’t want a completely different room each time you return. You want to have at least a general idea of where everything is, how everything works and feels. We’re fully confident that people like this hotel, like the rooms, and want to return to them, not to something completely different every time.”
“In the furniture and interiors, we’ve carefully selected mainly natural materials that will age with grace — wools, wood, stone, leather and glass. The quality is solid, both in shapes and in functions. The rooms are luxurious, but in an honest, no-nonsense way, devoid of standard luxury gimmicks. There is no cheating, no tricks. The sense of luxury comes from optimal comfort and function, and a cool, sophisticated ambiance, without excesses.”