Sune Nordgren has worked as a cultural commentator and art curator for over 40 years.He was Founding Director of BALTIC, the Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England and Director of Norway’s National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.
We discovered parc de la Ferté-Vidame by chance, with the magnificent ruin of the castle that appears to be made of cardboard when you look at it from the side.She brings a serene mood to an otherwise dynamic and bustling lobby, reception and restaurant. We’ve been told that there is nothing that comes close in terms of contemporary luxury hotels in the city which we are proud of but by the same token we feel we have successfully created a place that Stockholmers feel very at home in.What makes At Six special is that it stands out from the usual "Scandinavian design" interiors prevalent in Stockholm. You mentioned this concept of bringing together an international outlook and attitude while creating an experience grounded in the local area.In keeping with the period of the building, we specified lots of 20th century furniture pieces including re-editions of classic Scandinavian pieces (chairs by Nils Otto Moller, Poul Kjaerholm alongside other classic European design: Perriand, Albini, Scarpa) .We also commissioned or customized a number of pieces including a bespoke table hewn from a single tree trunk, bespoke lighting by Atelier Areti and Rubn and a customized marble Tobo Ishi table by our founding Directors Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby.We have also managed to balance diversity and coherence in the public spaces so the experience as a whole feels tied together all the while offering variety and contrast. We find the Scandinavian design aesthetic very seductive and we certainly researched and referenced the work of Scandinavian architects and designers in preparation for creating the concept.