Project : Alma
Location : Stockholm, Sweden
Disciplines : Concept, Creative Direction, Brand Identity, Interior Architecture
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Hospitality for ideas

Alma is a co-working space and member’s club located in Stockholm. Designed by Fredrik Carlström and local architecture firm Tham & Videgård, the house is characterized by an international expression that aims to inspire creatives and entrepreneurs active within design, architecture, film, fashion, advertising, music, art, and media.

Much of the building, for many years home to Beckmans College of Design, was preserved or restored in tune with the building’s existing features and quirks.

The ambition for the project was to create a house for creatives by creatives, and interiors and products have been commissioned specifically for Alma and are available for purchase in the design shop, located in the club’s entrance and open to the public.

Tables, benches and drawers were designed and produced by Sjölinders. The light fixture, w171 Alma, which was designed for the house and produced by Wästberg was awarded “Best Lighting” at the 2017 Stockholm Furniture and Lighting Fair. A mobile light installation by Danish designer Kasper Friis Kjeldgaard was commissioned for the atrium. Ceramicist Rikard Palmquist has designed the tableware. Moa Ott created hangers and other wood products. A large scale, custom-made couch was developed together with Erik Järkil. Hand made ceramic signs and hangers were made by Sara Söderberg. Textiles were designed and made by Christina Nordlind Hejdenberg. The logotype and visual identity was created to express the nurturing spirit of the club and the concept of a continuing process.

The five-story structure has a mindful balance of work and social spaces, including dedicated work areas, rooms for meetings and collaboration, a state of the art music studio, an outdoor terrace, and communal and private dining spaces. The restaurant serves meals exclusively for members and their guests.

“The Coolest Work Space Is, Of Course, In Stockholm”Vogue

“Swedish Simplicity Reigns at Alma”Surface Magazine

“The main entrance hosts a design shop and café, while the spacious atrium functions both as a member’s restaurant run by two of Sweden’s best chef and a space for special events.”Domus

“A new hub emerges for Nordic visual creators”Hypebeast

“Stockholm gets a creative boost with the launch of Alma, a co-working members’ club and restaurant”Wallpaper*

“Alma aims to facilitate cross-pollination among Stockholm’s creative community”Superfuture

“Alma in Stockholm put high design front-and-center”Curbed

“The value of a well-designed, supportive environment in which to do creative work, with the opportunity to meet and collaborate with like-minded talents and creative professionals, is beyond measure.”Frame Magazine