SSAB Svenskt Stal AB
Built in 1916, it was originally part residential apartments and part movie theatre and guess which part SSAB occupies? Yep, the former movie theatre. Receptionist Sylvia Holgersson greets visitors in the area that would have been the lobby and former ticket counter area of the theatre. There's the obligatory bowl of fresh fruit on Holgersson's desk (apples, pears and bananas).
The company's done
a great job of renovation and bringing parts of the theatre back
to its original splendor and grandeur. What's interesting is
the touch of Art Deco throughout which I thought didn't come
into vogue until the 1920's. Theatres back in this period had
large balconies and the company took this one and divided it
into two separate meeting rooms. It's still neat taking the stairs
up to these balcony rooms even if it is without a bag of popcorn.
It's still hard to believe this place this isn't a listed (historic)
building. Here's a piece of trivia; Legelius says Hollywood screen
legend and Swedish- born actress Greta Garbo was known to frequent
I give CEO Leif Gustafsson's 5th floor office the once over. I note the laptop computer, wood floor (typical Swedish), fake plant, no personal items (typical European) and a work table along with two red and two blue sofas. The boardroom isn't possible to see since it's in use.