Stora Hotellet, the last project of Stylt Trampoli studio, is a venerable old hotel with a saltwater-stained past, in Umeå, way up north on the Gulf of Bothnia. Inspired by the
city’s seafaring heritage, KriskaDECOR has given the hotel a sumptuous new look where the refined
meets the rough, just like the high society once met the sailors in the hotel’s parlours and dining
rooms. KriskaDECOR delivered amazing multi-coloured chain curtains for the lobby and reception area.
Approximately 95 KriskaDECOR curve curtains decorate the lobby’s ceiling. And the colours used are
the satin brown, satin black, satin coffee, satin green and shiny emerald. The colours selection pretend
to recreate the seabed colors of the sea and seabed algae.
Umeå, a city of about 120,000 on the Bothnian Bay in northern Sweden, has a long and proud
maritime history. That heritage is the inspiration behind the remaining of the venerable hotel by
Swedish concept- and design agency Stylt Trampoli, which has resulted in the splendor being brought
back - along with the scent of the sea.
“The whole concept is about contrasts - velvet and sailcloth, sea spray and champagne,” explains Erik
Nissen Johansen, founder and creative director of Stylt Trampoli. “We have let the ocean back into the
elegant parlors of the hotel.”
Stora Hotellet (
Grand Hotel) was built in 1895 with funds provided by the local Seamen’s Mission.
The building housed the finest hotel in town as well as the Mission’s own offices. It was a meeting of
two worlds - high society, and even royalty, rubbed shoulders with the captains, sailors and old salts
off the ships in the harbor.