In January 2024, the new hotel concept Landet will welcome its first guests. The name Landet is suiting, as it means ‘countryside’ in Swedish. The hotel concept offers a climate-smart, natural, and well-designed retreat with comfort at the core in the countryside outside Trosa, less than an hour from Stockholm. Designed by acclaimed Swedish architect Andreas Martin-Löf, Landet’s eco-friendly cabins allow guests to fully relax and immerse themselves in the beautiful surroundings.

Landet makes it easy to escape city life and experience the natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere of the Swedish archipelago – something usually reserved for those who live there. Landet is an accessible way to enjoy the charm of the Swedish countryside without sacrificing comfort or design.

”Our vision is to offer a comfortable, modern home in the countryside, where guests will be welcomed as friends. We want to share the authentic experience of the cozy Swedish lifestyle out in nature, but with all the comforts and with simple but elegant Scandinavian design”, says Umberto Garabello, one of the founders of Landet.

Umberto explains that the whole project was born out of its founders’ own love for the Swedish countryside and its way of life.

”We fell in love the first time we visited. We also realized that it is something that is not easy for everyone to experience or share. The idea of Landet is to make the Swedish countryside accessible in a modern and sustainable way.”

Close to one of Sweden’s most beautiful cities
When Landet opens in January, four exclusive and sustainable cabins will be available, located in the heart of a 400-hectare nature reserve near Trosa, one of Sweden’s most beautiful small towns. Six more cabins will be added later this summer.

”It was very important to find the right location. It should be secluded, but accessible and not too far away from cities. We immediately fell for this place outside Trosa. The natural surroundings, the water, and the tranquility”, Garabello says.

Once the site was chosen, the next step was to build the cabins.

”We thought it would be great to get Andreas Martin-Löf on board and fortunately he was immediately excited about the project, and the task of building so small, yet so spacious and welcoming. He came up with the beautiful Scandinavian concept, and to bring an international touch to the interior, we partnered with London-based designer Tobias Vernon from 8 Holland Street, who is well known in England and Europe, but who has not worked in Sweden before”, says Garabello, adding that Tobias and Andreas really found each other in the collaboration and that the interior and the building therefore complement each other in an excellent way.

One with nature
The eco-friendly cabins designed by Andreas Martin-Löf stand on simple plinth foundations, which gives the feeling of floating above the ground. Garabello explains that this also allows the natural surroundings to be left untouched.

”We wanted to show maximum respect for the environment and be able to easily return the site to how it was.”

The cabins are almost 40 square meters in size, with floor-to-ceiling windows, and will make guests feel one with nature.

”The Landet cabins are small in size but the project has a big ambition. The floor plans allow 2-4 people to get out into nature in a new way. The large full-height glass sections with patios on both sides of the living room make the cabins feel airy and nature feels close”, says Andreas Martin-Löf and continues:

”I was looking for clarity and a no-nonsense attitude when working on this project. A welcoming, natural, cozy, and well-designed overnight experience has been my common thread through the sketching. I hope that the house will support and enhance the nature experience itself. The brown glossy stain together with the fireplace and Tobias Vernon’s fine interior design gives a very cozy feeling that feels here and now.”

All comforts on site
Each cabin is fully equipped for a relaxing holiday with both high-tech necessities and a welcoming atmosphere. The cozy living room has a fireplace, dining area, and a well-equipped kitchen. The bedroom has luxurious bedding for restful sleep, while the bathroom has heated floors, a rain shower and sweeping views.

Outside, we find photogenic terraces and wooden decks around the cabins to follow the sun and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. There is access to a sauna and a communal fireplace – perfect for an evening under a starry night sky. To further contribute to relaxation, Landet will also offer massages, yoga classes, and meditation sessions.

The basic vision behind the project is that all guests should feel as relaxed, recharged, and inspired as possible during and after a visit to Landet. Whether they are there to just rest, work undisturbed on a project, or take part in the many activities available at the expansive nature reserve – for example, there are hiking trails and swimming spots in abundance for anyone who wants to explore the nature.

Guests will also be able to cook with fresh, local ingredients from Landet’s food delivery boxes. The nearby town of Trosa also offers a variety of cafés, restaurants, farm shops, and markets where you can sample traditional Swedish cuisine. Landet offers the perfect setting to immerse yourself in nature while enjoying the comforts of home.

And the Landet team have big ambitions for the new concept.

”This is just the beginning for Landet, we have many plans for how we want to grow, develop the concept and let as many people as possible experience the best of the countryside – in Sweden and abroad.”

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About Landet

Landet is a new hospitality concept located just outside Stockholm, Sweden offering a collection of thoughtfully designed, sustainable cabins nestled in nature. Landet provides an eco-friendly escape from city life with a focus on guest comfort, quality design, and preserving the natural landscape. Cabins are crafted by Scandinavian architect Andreas Martin-Löf with interiors by designer Tobias Vernon. Landet makes the beauty and tranquility of the Swedish countryside easily accessible, located less than an hour from Stockholm and reachable by public transport.

Read more at landetstay.com

About Andreas Martin-Löf
Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter is a dynamic and creative practice, leading the field with a belief in the power of architecture as an engine of progress for people and society. Founded in 2008 by Andreas Martin-Löf and based in Stockholm with a team of 30, AML has a portfolio of award-winning projects that span residential, cultural, and commercial sectors, private and public. The practice is driven by curiosity and a questioning mindset exploring the tension of man and space, past and future, hand and machine, function and feeling. Their architecture is celebrated for its intelligent and intuitive response, combining rational rigor with the soul of craft to deliver buildings and interiors of compelling quality and character that are loved.

Read more at martinlof.se

About Tobias Vernon / 8 Holland Street
Tobias Vernon is an acclaimed interior designer who also has worked with sourcing art for international clients, and working variously with Christie’s and Sotheby’s. In 2018, he co-founded 8 Holland Street, alongside curator Rowena Morgan-Cox. 8 Holland Street is an exquisite yet inviting gallery-meets-store-meets-design studio with bespoke services in art and furniture sourcing, curation and interior design. Tobias wanted to challenge gallery norms and mix periods, furniture and objects in a more relaxed fashion. By thoughtfully placing art, design and collectables in a livable space and layering the shop as you would a home, customers get to experience how different things can work together.The galleries are located in Kensington in characterful buildings with a rich history. In the spring of 2023, 8 Holland Street opened their second and third gallery in Bath and St. James’s Park respectively. The galleries showcase a dynamic series of exhibitions alongside an extensive collection of modern and contemporary artworks, vintage luxury furniture, ceramics, rare textiles, and lighting. Each gallery offers a space to discover, collaborate, and be inspired. They also regularly host exhibitions, talks, and special events at all their locations.

Read more at 8hollandstreet.com