Renowned for its progressive vision and impeccable local knowledge, it is little surprise that Nobis has chosen Stockholm’s up and coming Hagastaden neighborhood as the home for its latest venture. Looking to bridge the concepts of hospitality and design, Blique by Nobis will serve as a hub for the local and visiting creative scene when the contemporary hotel opens its doors in spring 2019. Defined by a timeless aesthetic courtesy of Wingårdhs design studio, Blique by Nobis will stand as a community in its own right, spanning over almost a whole block and featuring a courtyard, several restaurants and bars, and a rooftop terrace.
Housed in an industrial warehouse originally designed by celebrated architect Sigurd Lewerentz, the design of Blique by Nobis is underpinned by the structure’s architectural heritage. Concrete surfaces are augmented by steel accents to create an urban foundation that is softened by the use of warm, natural materials such as leather and wood.
The hotel’s 249 guestrooms—including 58 studios—have been conceived by award-winning architects Wingårdhs to combine beautiful aesthetics, distinct functionality and timeless design. The meticulously planned spaces are defined by a palette of soft greys and a carefully curated selection of design pieces and custom-made, artisanal furniture.
Conceived as an organic meeting point for architecture, design, arts, music, and food, the hotel’s social spaces are the corner point of the overall concept. Centered around an expansive courtyard complete with a food truck, Blique by Nobis also plays host to two restaurants and three bars—one of which is located on the rooftop terrace with breathtaking views over the Swedish capital.
The food concept is inspired by European and Asian food culture, with a series of menus comprising dishes made with fresh, well balanced and, where possible, local ingredients. A contemporary live stage and ever-changing exhibition spaces support and promote local creative expression, while the hotel’s event spaces are sure to play host to some of the city’s hottest parties and launches.