Blique Stockholm is the latest venture of the Nobis group. In its neighborhood, mostly know for its presence of art galleries, three buildings are tucked away around a central courtyard. One of these is a 1930’s building by pioneering modernist Sigurd Lewerntz. Originally built as a warehouse for electronics giant Philips, the structure is far from ideal for a hotel. The structure is extremely robust, even too much, to store light bulbs. From the outside, the Modernist building is characterized by rows of small square windows, the inside by three feet wide concrete columns. However, the design team achieved a remarkable result. This brutalist structure is beautifully transformed into a hub for creatives.
The Nobis Hospitality Group hired the award-winning architecture firm Wingårdhs to transform the three-building complex into a hotel with a heavy emphasis on communal spaces, becoming a gathering spot for the local neighborhood. Blique by Nobis is designed with respect to the heritage of Lewerentz, with a materials palette of raw concrete, black steel, and browns upholstery and wood tones. Much of the furniture is sourced from Carls Hansen & Sön, which beautifully complements the béton-brut and industrial ambiance. The interiors team achieved a very nice balance between rawness and warmth, creating inviting and pleasant spaces. We highly recommend a stay at Blique Stockholm.