In a bid to unite Sweden’s creative crowd, Fredrik Carlström – the man behind Scandinavian design store Austere in Downtown LA – has now launched Alma, a Stockholm-based members’ club and co-working space that is fittingly housed in the former campus of the city’s celebrated Beckman’s design college.

Called Alma – in reference to ‘alma mater’ and the Latin word for ‘nourishing’ – the five-storey venue will host events, workshops and exhibitions alongside a series of office spaces and conference rooms for hire. 

Interiors by local architecture firm Tham & Videgård are bound to inspire creativity, with bespoke furnishings by Erik Järkil and a light installation by Danish designer Kasper Friis Kjeldgaard in the dining space. Here, chefs Martin Brag and Leo Frodell, serve good, honest food on custom tableware by ceramist Rikard Palmquist. Alma is also home to Austere’s first European outpost, bringing its ‘a magazine you can walk through’ retail philosophy across the Atlantic.