Both hotels are located in Downtown Stockholm, at the Brunkebergstorg square. This 1970’s square is marked by its brutalist buildings, subject to a recent revival converting these office buildings into trendy hotels serving as social hubs for the area. Each hotel draws a different type of crowd; you have the choice to hang out at Hotel At Six, Downtown Camper by Scandic, or the Hobo Hotel. In this article, we are zooming in on the two establishments that bring the outdoors inside, both in a similar yet very different design aesthetic.
First up is a signature hotel by Scandic group, aptly named the Downtown Camper. The hotel is designed to bring the outdoor adventurous lifestyle into the city and provide a base point to discover Stockholm’s urban landscape. Scandic hired Swedish design firm Stylt Trampoli, with the directive to bring in a crowd searching for a casual and social hotel environment. Central to the Campfire restaurant is a large circular fire, while the lobby features canoes suspended to the ceiling. There are many seating arrangements throughout the common areas, encouraging non-guests to gather and socialize at the Downtown Camper. This trendy hotel features several commercial broadloom carpets and area rugs from ege Carpets. Some of the collections used by Stylt Trampoli are Tom Dixon, Highline Express essentials, and Reform Memory.
The second hotel at Brunkebergstorg that brings the outdoors to the interior design is the Hobo Hotel, designed by German firm Studio Aisslinger. This project is much smaller in scale than the Downtown Camper across the square, making it feel much more intimate and easygoing. We definitely feel a casual Venice Beach California vibe enhanced by the scattered vintage and reclaimed furnishings. We love the little vertical garden growing young plants and the use of more mature plants throughout the entire project.