my favorite hangout Matti Klenell
Founder and creative director at Matti Klenell
Studio that works with design commissions for
clients such as Iittala, Offecct, FontanaArt
“MY RECENT PERSONAL FAVORITE
hangout in Stockholm is Hotel Rival by
Mariatorget that silently over the years has
become a charming hub for this beautiful
neighbourhood in Stockholm. My nearby
studio underwent extensive renovations this
spring and was during that time more or
less inhabitable but then I discovered their
new street level lobby bar witch is a perfect
place for both meetings, private work when
silence is needed and Friday celebrations.
A great served one outside.”.
weekend treat is also their breakfast
floor up with a view over the
square 56 Zandra Lidén
Co-founder Esteriör Studio and Esteriör Shop, an
interior company focusing on an eclectic mix of
vintage, plants and hand picked new design.
“FOR ME SÖDERMALM is the heart of
Stockholm where the area around Nytorget
is the crown jewel. Here you will find a mix
of people, restaurants, shops and architecture
that really gives you the right vibe and
energy. My specific tip would be to stroll the
streets take a beer at Babylon, have a lunch
at newly opened Symbios and of course
don’t miss out on Esteriör Shop located
of a frame for your dreams. There is a
room divider and a corner stove, while the
bathroom is the most beautiful in Europe,
right down to its generous toiletries, wooden
toothbrush and addictive black soap bar.
Life slows down in these rooms and is lit by a
candle. All of the objects and furniture have a
soul of their own.
The food served is all home-styled,
organic fare prepared with love to guests’ individual
wishes. The homely open kitchen is
actually the best seat in the house – cottage
cookers meets Shaker chic. The greenhouse
is equally gorgeous, embracing visitors with
greenery, books and grey Gotland fleece.
The most unique space in the building
must be the fantastic stairway, which itself
is a home for curated plants, artworks and
other objects; all of them personal and
Yet the hotel’s finest feature is its staff.
They welcome you on a first name basis,
just like friends. So much so that you almost
shed a tear whenever leaving.”.