68 WHEN the official bar – stockholm design week
ALMA OPENED, Carlström had just
closed Austere Market, a celebrated conceptual
pop-up store for design, located in Los Angeles
and open for little over two years.
“For such a creative city, we felt Stockholm
lacked a space to congregate, so we created
Alma for ourselves and our friends. Turns out,
we were not the only ones that missed a space
to go to”, says Carlström.
In 2019 Alma added a bar and named it
Trägårdh after Göta Trägårdh (1904–1984),
one of the prominent figures in Swedish
fashion and textile design. Together with
Anders Beckman, she founded the Beckmans
School of Design in 1939, which for a long time
housed in the building on Nybrogatan 8, now
home to Alma.
Inspired by Göta’s bold, organic textile
patterns, the bar incorporates floral design
and serves seasonally inspired drinks and
great classic cocktails.
Alma Bar // Head bartender Andrés Basile.
ALTHOUGH ALMA is members-only, the bar
is open to everyone, Wednesdays through
Saturdays. To run the bar, well-known
characters from Stockholm’s night life were
recruited – Program Manager Lill Lindqvist
and head bartender Andrés Basile who has
created a special Stockholm Design Week
“The Daiquiri is one of the oldest cocktails,
dating back to the 1900’s. Although it consists
of only three ingredients – rum, lime and
sugar – it has stood the test of time”, says
For Stockholm Design Week, Basile will let
guests try the Daiquiri six different ways using
rum from six different islands, thus naming
the drink ‘Six Different Ways’.
“We have been an unofficial watering hole
during Stockholm Design Week since we
opened, so we are super happy to make it official
this year”, says Petra Stenvall-Thompson
Alma’s marketing manager with a past from
design from the PR firm Grand Relations.
Stockholm Design Week cocktail 2020 // “Six Different Ways”,
a classic Daiquiri made with rum from six different islands.
What: Open House Viewing, February 4–7 at 11:00.
Booking with Marketing and Members Manager
Petra Stenvall-Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org. For
all happenings at Alma Trägårdh during Stockholm
Design Week, check out the event calendar at
When: Wed–Thu 17:00–00:00, Fri 17:00–01:00,
Where: Nybrogatan 8