Opened in March 2017, At Six is Stockholm’s new art and design-led hotel occupying a brutalist former bank headquarters, redefining luxury for the 21st century. The hotel teamed up with London-based Universal Design Studio to completely renovate the Brunkebergstorg Square building, turning its 10 floors into 343 guest rooms, restaurant, wine and cocktail bars, and listening lounge.
The brutalist exterior and former purpose of the building is reflected in the interiors, with polished granite, a dark monochrome palette and sharp lines found throughout. Touches of brass, greenery and rich texture add warmth and a sense of luxury to the hotel, turning it from pure brutalism to a coveted destination in a city so heavily invested in aesthetic.
It’s the small touches that really set At Six apart though. Look closely and you’ll find specially commissioned pieces of furniture and accessories; the handrail in the lobby covered in leather by a local saddle maker for example, or the hand-blown vessels found on each dining table created by a local glass maker.
Not so subtle, is the art collection. Curated by Sune Nordgren (previously at Newcastle’s BALTIC), works from the likes of Olafur Eliasson, Julian Opie and Sol Le Witt can be found throughout – from the sculpture embedded into the marble staircase by Jaume Plensa, to contemporary artwork and prints by Swedish photographer Dawid.
Aside from revelling in the art and design, discover new songs and artists in the specially created listening lounge, have a taste of modern European cuisine in the restaurant that sits at the heart of the hotel, or spend your afternoons sampling At Six’s Tipsy Tea – a gin-infused take on the classic afternoon tea.
To see more from Hotel At Six, visit its website.
Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of At Six