Alma is one of those local coworking and community concepts we wish were found more globally. Alma focuses on creating a local community for creatives that are movers and shakers. Above all, they use coworking design as a polar opposite to the standardized approach of large global brands.
Stockholm native Frederik Carlstrom is the founder of Alma and furniture brand Austere. Therefore, Alma is about the full experience of the design-driven space, the numerous events, the in-house restaurant, and its carefully selected members. The ultimate goal is to create a design environment that nourishes its members intellectually and propels their business ventures forward.
Alma is located in the former home of the Beckman’s School of Design, which is extremely fitting for its current purpose. Several drawings and window paintings are still present throughout the building. As a consequence adding a subtle historic nod to its coworking design. The interiors feel very well balanced and inviting, with a definite Scandinavian feel. The color palette includes tranquil colors such as teals, blues, and greys. Several Swedish and Danish designers designed furnishings and light fixtures specifically for Alma. The light fixture w171 Alma was awarded Best Lighting at the Stockholm furniture fair of 2017.