During the Stockholm Design Week David Report stayed at the newly opened Hotel Skeppsholmen. Situated only a stone’s throw away from the city centre – on the green and lush islet skeppsholmen, animated by art, culture and busy maritime activity. combined with the surrounding water and the view over scandinavia’s capital this is a truly unique place. It also seems like the international design community will find Hotel Skeppsholmen. During our stay prominent guests like Jasper Morrison, Ross Lovegrove, Karim Rashid, Inga Sempe, James Irvine and many more could be seen at the hotel.
Hotel Skeppsholmen is modern and of minimalistic design, but Erséus Architects together with Claesson Koivisto Rune keep its swedish heritage with beautiful antique floors and great embrasures. the hotel, earlier known by locals as “the long Row” has functioned both as barracks for karl XII:s personal elite force and a hospice for the poor people infected with the plague during the early 18th century.
– Naturally this has put exceptional demands on the renovation, says ola Rune, architect at Claesson Koivisto Rune. we have put an enormous amount of time and energy into creating perfection. we have kept a lot of the buildings character and used traditional materials such as soaped wood floors and linseed oil-based paint on the timber, but also a reception desk in solid, brushed aluminum. showers with glowing water droplets, magical sinks and a seven meter long dining table from Botswana. our design influence has been something that appears between sea and land – ‘fog’.
Hotel Skeppsholmen offers a nice and relaxed atmosphere. Almost like you are staying somewhere far away at the countryside.