Swedish design: Pillows, blankets, shelves, lamps, vases, carpets, flower pots… you name it! Stockholm is definitely leading the way in the Scandinavian style and offers numerous ideas for nordic Design.
I have listed some of my favourite design shops – away from the bohemian boutiques in Södermalm or the small shops in the old town that I did not visit during this trip. Please note that there may be several branches of some of these shops in the city, even if only one is listed here. So here we go, the best tips for your next trip to Stockholm! Var så god!
1. Design Torget – modern design for everyone
This is one of my favorites for Scandinavian style. Design Torget is a sales area for different designers and everyone will find something here. The original boutique is in the Kulturhuset at Sergels Torg, but now there are several shops all over the city. The Torget has the latest in Scandinavian design, more or less unique products, furniture, tableware, lamps, cards, books… anything you could use at home. The range varies and changes throughout the year, but the larger brands are always part of the range. (Kulturhuset, Sergelgången 29, Götgatan 31, Centralplan 15)
2. Hemtex Sovrum – simply stylish
On our way to the city centrum, we got lost (Yeah, it can happen in spite of using google map) and it was pure coincidence that we discovered this lovely Hemtex shop. Like the name already tells it, Hemtex Sovrum focuses on the bedroom and bathroom products. In addition to the operator’s own brand, here is also included other brands for Scandinavian style, such as Hays cushions and home accessories from Design House Stockholm. The presentation was much more stylish in this store than in the normal Hemtex stores I may add. (Grev Turegatan 8)
3. Lagerhaus – nice little warehouse
The Lagerhaus is an obligatory item on the agenda of many Stockholm visitors. It’s not the best high-end design, but the Lagerhaus offers many great and useful things at a reasonable price for the home.
4. Norrgavel – admire the naturality
This place is definitely my favorite. Pure Scandinavian style and swedish design. For example, furniture designed by the architect Erik Richter can be found there. Norrgavel has everything that is interesting in Scandinavian design. In addition to earth tones, linen, leather and wood, there are pictures with plant motifs and bathroom products from the Björk series. (Birger Jarlsgatan 27.)
5. Grandpa – Swedish lifestyle
Really Urban. We’re talking about a lifestyle boutique here, but once you’ve been here, you understand the whole concept a little better. It is a shop where you can find both clothing and furnishings. A wonderful extra are the vintage things and furniture. There is also a restaurant in the shop. Grandpa offers men and women an urban lifestyle. A relaxed place where there are furnishing ideas from A to Z, but still nothing useless. (Fridhemsgatan 43)
6. Illumis Bolighus – Danish design
Illumis Bolighus is a Danish furniture store and how nice that it can also be found in Stockholm! The shop is located directly in the city centre, from Zara Home it is only a ten minute walk to the beach (of course, depending on whether you get lost on the way at Gant or Massimo Dutti, which could extend the distance a bit…). Bolighus will move to the Mall of Scandinavia (Stjärntorget 2, 169 79 Solna) in October, which is about 15 minutes away from centrum.
7. NK (Nordiska Kompaniet) – luxurious departmentstore
Stockholm’s number one department store is located on the third floor and is definitely worth a visit! Wonderful high quality products, including lots of linen and broken colours. Dane Hay was also widely represented here, including with products from the Wrong-for-Hay series. I fell in love with those hourglasses from Hay. They are available in different colours and sizes. The small one is ideal as a time measure when brushing teeth or boiling eggs. The city posters by David Ehrenstråhl, which have become a hit in lifestyle blogs, are also part of the selection. Vitra had her own department and also the lights and candles of Tom Dixon are worth mentioning.
In addition to the interior department, it is also worth visiting the first basement of NK, where you can find dishes, among other things. On the same floor, my favorites Georg Jensen and Design House Stockholm are beautifully presented. In the cosmetics department on the ground floor you will find the incredibly great perfume brand Byredo, which is known for its simply packaged luxurious perfumes and scented candles. Byredo’s scented candles are really wonderful home decoration elements and smell beguilingly good, but the prices are also slightly higher. The brand has also just released hair fragrances – an very interesting concept my I add. (Hamngatan 18-20)
8. Bruka Design – swedish design in harmonious Scandinavian style
Bruka Design is a representative of stylish and simple furnishings and provides high-quality furnishings for your own four walls – from the kitchen to the bathroom. Baskets, soaps, home textiles, cushions, decorative accessories and stunning furniture can be found at Bruka. The products are all Scandinavian, timeless and modern in style. (Regeringsgatan 44)
Here you can find more information about swedish design: other shopping, sights and museums in Stockholm: www.visitstockholm.com.
By the way: you should also plan enough time for lunch and coffee, because one place follows another, where you can absorb inspiration for Scandinavian style and furnishings. You can read more about top Cafés in Stockholm in my Blogpost Cafés in Stockholm with relaxed Scandinavian feeling.