Oslo's Thief Hotel Unveils Two British-Inspired Suites

Craving a bit of Britain while relaxing in Oslo? Take a look at these two suites at The Thief hotel along the canals of the Norwegian capital's Tjuvholmen fjord. Taking a cue from the property's signature suite—reportedly an ode to Sir Peter Blake’s art project “The Oslo Suite”—the hotel crew worked with Lee Broom and design firm Conran to create two new suites on the sixth and seventh floors of the eight-floor hotel. Karina Holmen and the Norwegian interior design group ESKE furnished both suites with handmade objects from the two British designers and select vintage pieces.

The Brit Suite
This suite takes its cues from London’s Carnaby Street in the "swinging sixties." A porcelain chandelier is suspended over a cubist coffee table, adding a sleek gleam to the otherwise subdued setting. The accessories come from Pols Potten, Antique Mirror and Original BTC.

The Brit Suite

The Broom Suite
Lee Broom - a longtime fan of traditional British manufacturing – managed the decor of the suite that bears his name, taking inspiration from the classic patterns of 1950s Britain. Using exclusive pieces from his own upholstery line Quilt, the sofa, armchair and footstool use the geometric style and quilting process used by couture houses Chanel and Dior. Broom’s signature crystal lamps give vintage nods to the 50s, and knit cushions by Aiayu offer pops of color.

The Broom Suite