NK, Lower Ground Floor Hamngatan 18-20
Located at the NK (Nordiska Kompaniet) the flagship location of this legendary international design department store is the epitome of great Scandinavian design. With more than 1000 pieces of furniture, home textiles, lighting, kitchen, fashion and design objects, from over 100 designers, Design House Stockholm is the perfect place to pick up established and unknown local designers.
Like a shoppable design museum, here you can scoop up investment pieces from all the leading designers of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Italy, and beyond.
Considered by insiders to be Stockholm’s best bookstore, Konst-ig houses an impressive range of art, photography, and design tomes — many with a focus on rare European and Scandinavian art.
Set inside a 600-square foot space in the heart of Östermalm, this one-of-a-kind store is stocked with vintage Scandinavian furnishings, classic designs, antiques, and unique textiles of superior quality.
Opened in May 2010, Fotografiska acts as both a museum and de-facto community meeting space for contemporary photography culture in Sweden. Here, exhibits range from Vee Speers and Annie Leibovitz to indie and up-and-coming nordic artists. Be sure to check their events series calendar for surprise lectures and programming.
Originally built in 1889 to house a lawnmower factory, today Färgfabriken is known for its art exhibitions and ground-breaking performances. Many of the space’s innovative events fuse dance, theatre, music and film — in the past even attracting cultural luminaries like David Lynch as visiting collaborators.
Located on Strandvägen, this legendary interior design company was founded in 1924 by Estrid Ericson and the Swedish-Austrian architect and designer Josef Frank. Focussing for almost 100 years on the best in Swedish textiles and furniture design, today the shop sells a medley of modern classics, artisanal gifts, glass and pottery objects, and a range of goods by young and established designers. A must-see stop off for the shopper in you.
One of the most popular and innovative museums in Scandinavia, the Moderna Museet was created in 2009 to showcase the best in cutting edge design. In permanent residence are pieces by luminaries such as Marcel Duchamp, Louise Bourgeois, and Robert Rauschenberg, while the exhibition space holds a rotating cast of fascinating global contemporary artists.
Stocked with handpicked modern furniture, accessories, and home design pieces, Asplund also sells its own popular line of goods — many created in collaboration with acclaimed designer Thomas Sandell.
Named “one of the world’s top sources for modern Scandinavian furniture,” Modernity boasts such an impressive range of furniture, ceramics, glass, lighting, and jewellery that pieces are frequently loaned to international collectors and museums (including MoMA and the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York).
No trip to Stockholm is complete without a visit to the Industricentralen, the epicentre of the city’s gallery culture. Designed in 1937 by Ragnar Östberg, also the architect behind Stockholm's City Hall, this sprawling complex hosts internationally acclaimed contemporary artists, as well as emerging and mid-career innovators.
Located inside the Industricentralen, this 200 square-meter exhibition space is frequently a popular guest of such art world events as Art Basel and the Armory Show, and has hosted many of the country’s most innovative photo and video works.
Also inside the Industricentralen, since the 90s Andrehn-Schiptjenko has produced some of the regions “most edgy and experimental works” — frequently making it a must-see location for dealers and art world insiders.
At this chicly modern museum you can take a crash course in all things Swedish architecture, from the 19th century up till today. The ultimate destination for design lovers, here you can explore important and one-of-a-kind drawings, models, design, and even the city’s plans for sustainable urban development.
Temporarily closed for renovations, this museum of royal heritage houses the country’s greatest works of art, jewellery design, sculpture, and even the porcelain home goods of our nation’s former monarchs. Truly the best place to round out any true design tour of Stockholm.
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