hansgrohe makes the bathroom special at the Hobo Hotel Stockholm
Stockholm is spread out over fourteen islands and a bit of the mainland. The city has a population of over a million and is famous for its historic centre and attractions such as the Royal Palace and the Stockholm Concert Hall, where the Nobel prizes are awarded every year. But Scandinavia’s largest city is also the centre of Northern Europe’s creative scene, which now has a new home in the Norrmalm district: the Hobo Hotel, which opened in March 2017. Probably the most private spaces in a hotel - the bathrooms - are beautifully equipped with quality taps and showers made by hansgrohe, the premium brand from the Black Forest.
The comeback of Brunkebergstorg
The Hobo is located in the modern commercial district of Norrmalm, also known as Stockholm’s “City”. Although the hotel is very centrally situated between the main train station and the popular Kungsträdgården park, Brunkebergstorg, a street marked by 1970s’ architecture, had been somewhat forgotten in recent decades. The hotel, which belongs to the Nordic Hotels & Resorts group owned by Norwegian entrepreneur Petter Stordalen, breathes new life into the district - together with its neighbouring sister hotel At Six. The award-winning, Berlin-based industrial design office Studio Aisslinger was responsible for the hotel’s interiors. Some of Aisslinger’s furniture projects are considered design classics today and are on display in famous museums such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and the Museum of Modern Art MoMA in New York.