Stockholm – Hem is Swedish for home. Working with designers such as Max Lamb, GamFratesi and Philippe Malouin and European manufacturers, the young Stockholm-based design brand of the same name aptly develops products for residences and workplaces all over the world. But the most recent space outfitted by Hem is the brand’s own ‘home’: its multi-functional headquarters in the centre of Stockholm, nearby to the brand showroom.
The workspace – combining office space for 40 full-time employees, several meeting rooms, a design studio, photo studio and 750-sq-m workshop – was conceived by Hem’s internal team and local multidisciplinary practice Atelier Paul Vaugoyeau. Expanding sizably from a previous space, Hem’s move into the heart of Stockholm marks a record sales year that a spokesperson explains ‘reflects the brand’s commitment to providing high-quality design direct to consumers and business’. Turnover in 2019 exceeded 13.7 million euros, growth from 2018 that has been aided substantially by the company’s digital platform.