SOHO HOUSE STOCKHOLM IS THE SECOND HOUSE TO OPEN IN SCANDINAVIA
Located in Majorsgatan, close to Nybrogatan, which is home to Stockholm’s restaurants, cafes and shops, Soho House Stockholm is the second House to open in Scandinavia. In a city well known for its culture and creativity, the latest Soho House is situated in Östermalm within an old Methodist church. Original high vaulted ceilings date back to 1894, with the history of the building honoured in the carefully restored areas of the House, including intricate stained-glass windows, original columns and painted detailing on the stone walls.
Set across 1,430 sq m, the House features a members’ club space on the first floor for eating
and drinking, relaxing and socialising with a mezzanine overlooking it. Downstairs, the
Library is inspired by a Swedish drawing room. Club Cecconi’s provides members and their
guests with authentic, Northern Italian-inspired dishes using the finest ingredients and fresh
handmade pasta with a Scandinavian twist. Leading out from Club Cecconi’s is a private
courtyard surrounded by lush greenery.
From street level, members are led up a winding, timber burl-panelled staircase to the
reception and club floor, and into the vast space of the church hall with original vaulted
ceilings adorned by a bespoke, four-tier linen pendant suspended from the ceiling. Designed
by Swedish designer Sofia Olsson and Copenhagen-based American designer Cassandra
Bradfield, the piece was specially created for Soho House Stockholm. Connected to the club
floor via an elegant spiral staircase is the mezzanine, which has been designed to have an
intimate feel to hang out in or work from.
Club Cecconi’s will serve members global favourites including Veal Tonnato, Cacio e Pepe
and Spaghetti Lobster, as well as Swedish-inspired signature dishes such as Ravioli with
fermented celeriac and black truffle, and Wild Boar Pappardelle.
Throughout the House, we will be serving a selection of classic cocktails such as the Picante
De La Casa and Eastern Standard, plus specially created drinks, including the Twisted Espresso – a creamy but strong twisted Espresso Martini that nods to Stockholm’s coffee-
The House Studio, a small space for members to create content, can be found on the ground
floor. The walls and ceiling are adorned with bespoke printed fabric, while Soho Home
Garret swivel armchairs have been reupholstered in boucle for ultimate comfort.
The courtyard has been created with perimeter trellis planting for members to enjoy the
terrace setting all year round. Mixed banquette and loose seating provide both Club
Cecconi’s dining, as well as plentiful lounge seating areas. The courtyard is decorated with
marbled glass pendants and dotted with mustard-coloured, Swedish-inspired wall lights.
The calm palette of muted pink pearl tones are complemented with rich teals and muted
stripes. Lounge chairs are upholstered in a bespoke fabric print, designed and developed for
Soho House by Danish colour and textile design duo, Trine Tronhjem and Liv Rømer.
The art collection is comprised of more than 70 pieces exclusively acquired by artists born,
based or trained in Sweden with a high percentage based in Stockholm. Established names
include Ranga Bley, Carsten Höller, Anna Bjerger, Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff, Paul
Fägerskiöld, Charlotte Johannesson, Linda Hofvander, Andreas Eriksson, Lotta Antonsson,
Nathalie Djurberg, and Hans Berg. These are exhibited alongside more emerging talent such
as Afrang Nordlöf Malekian, Anna Choutova, Elina Birkehag, Joséphine Kamoun Johansson,
Judit Kristensen, and Julia de Ruvo.
The collection plays with space where possible, disrupting pre-conceived ideas about what
art in a church might look like. A series of small works runs up every stairwell, full of witty
and sometimes subversive imagery. A large installation by Bella Rune hangs from the main
church ceiling, measuring three metres tall and formed of silk mohair dyed with Kool-Aid.
The House colour palette has been inspired by Stockholm’s seasonal deep and soulful tones.
These have been accented by fabrics developed with local Swedish designers Josef Frank
and Cathy Nordström, in addition to Danish designers Nina Bruun and Tronhjem Rømer. All
handpicked to complement the red, yellow, green, blue and purple tones of the church’s
stained-glass windows, these colours have been reflected throughout the club.
The style and shape of the furniture in the club space has been heavily influenced by classic
Scandinavian themes. The cloudy green marble coffee tables and selected joinery pieces
complement the fabrics and architectural palette, while rich punchy tones of Patagonia
Granite and Rosso Luana marbles feature on the mezzanine table tops.
In the centre of the room, two bespoke curved sofas upholstered in a tactile wool and cotton
blend mirror one another around a custom-made marble coffee table.
Throughout the club spaces, vintage furniture and lighting comes from designers such as
Hans Bergström, Hans J Wegner and Jac van den Bosch from across Scandinavia to give a
sense of place. Vintage lamps have been decorated with Swedish-inspired concertina
lampshades and fabrics. Both the club space and the mezzanine have reclaimed timber
flooring, constructed in pine to match the original flooring from the building’s time as a
church. The mezzanine features soft armchairs upholstered in one of Josef Frank’s iconic
Barranquilla print fabrics.
The Library downstairs is a cosy space that’s more secluded. Encapsulated by the existing
wood panelling on the walls, rich mustard-toned curtains, large wingback seats and a rich
orange banquette tucked within the niche of the panelled joinery are delicately lit by smoked
glass chandeliers. The tables formed of ornate timber burl are enriched with Verde Luana
marble. The main feature of this space is the bar with its contemporary checkerboard of
block-colour, lacquered front panels and a solid brass top.
Across from the Library, Club Cecconi’s has an expansive green, aubergine and white
striped mosaic floor. The iconic Cecconi’s chair is upholstered in a burgundy and green
striped woven fabric by Scandinavian textile manufacturer Kjellerup, and complemented by the rich, deep red bar