Characterized by vibrant public spaces and 201 innovatively decorated rooms designed by award-winning Berlin-based studio Werner Aisslinger, the Hobo hotel is set to open its doors in March 2017. Located in a brutalistic building from the 1970’s, Hobo is part of a larger plan breathing new life into the once vibrant hub of downtown square Brunkebergstorg. The hotel features 201 rooms, but most dominantly two floors of social spaces with restaurant, bars and an event scene. Space – a pop-up area dedicated to emerging artists and brands – is found just by the entrance with the intent of being Stockholm’s most creative 6 square metres. The hotel’s free-spirited interior design by Studio Aisslinger also presents a range of unique experiences co-developed by leading local creatives.
Hobo Hotel is an open-minded place with curated art, organic food in the restaurant and special installations like a farming-aquaponic installation or the barbershop and the DIY repairment corner. These storytelling elements together with the design details create a friendly and emotional place for all guests from all over the world as well as locals from Stockholm. Designwise Hobo plays with open loft like spaces and easy accessibility to all public areas as well as communicative and inviting seating areas. The design is quite casual, easy-going and collage-like: studio aisslinger curated materials and colors to achieve a mix of warm, natural textures like stone or wood together with tiles, wallpapers, metal finishes like brass all connected with colourful fabrics and a cosy lighting concept.
All design pieces are carefully selected and designed by Studio Aisslinger in collaboration with high-end design brands around Europe. To name some of them: a lighting project with famous Swedish brand Wästberg, special seating and sofas designed with Italian manufacturer Cappellini, as well as a novelty in the bathroom; a tap with AXOR of HansGrohe – the worldwide first faucet made of clay based on the new U-Base System.
The unique rooms are defind by the central and freestanding bed, orientated towards the window which is framed by a wooden funnel construction emphasizing the 1970s horizontal window elements. The bed is connected to a steelframe structure, a construction that connects to a desk and also serves as a place for hanging lamps or personal objects. The rooms’s unusual atmosphere is shaped by a long red or green mirrorball and the big glaswindow separating the shower area. All furniture like wardrobe, cork stool and bedside tables are designed by Studio Aisslinger.
all images by Erik Lefvander | courtesy of Hobo