Nobis Hotel – Stockholm’s latest first class hotel – opened in late 2010.
“Located in two historic late 19th-century buildings on Norrmalmstorg square in the heart of downtown Stockholm, Nobis Hotel is an independent 201-room hotel offering every convenience and service any business and/or pleasure traveler could ever call for, in an environment of casual elegance. Our mission is to provide our guests with nothing but superior quality in every detail — plus something more in addition to that. We like to think that nothing in our hotel is standard or routine, but always with something extra to add quality to our guests’ experiences.
Nobis Hotel has been designed for optimal function, beauty, comfort and atmosphere by world renowned Swedish star architect studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, in a style of contemporary yet timeless and classic, durable elegance, mainly in natural materials of superior quality, subtly influenced by the colors, moods and features of our Swedish Royal Capital.” (source: nobishotel.com)
The hotel’s 201 rooms are of varying sizes and one of the challenges for Claesson Koivisto Rune and OFFECCT was to develop an easy chair that would fit well in the larger as well as in the smaller rooms.
After some intense research and development the easy chair Pal is now being launched, combining two chairs in one in a cunning way. Depending on where the legs are mounted Pal can either be a larger and lower chair with a lounge character, or a smaller chair with a higher backrest.
The inspiration behind the name Pal simply comes from the English word for a friend – or a pal.
”When we saw the two versions next to each other, we realized that they reminded us of a nice couple or two very good friends who in a good way completes each other,” says Eero Koivisto.