A Designer Lover’s Guide to Stockholm

Stockholm is known for its clean, modern style that extends into every corner of life. This is a city that loves design in all its forms. Scandinavian design is a design movement characterized by simplicity, minimalism, and functionality that emerged in the early 20th century, and which flourished in the 1950s, in the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.


Strandvägen is a boulevard on Östermalm in central Stockholm, Sweden. Completed just in time for the Stockholm World’s Fair 1897, it quickly became known as one of the most prestigious addresses in town.

Svensk Tenn

Svenskt Tenn is an interior design company with a webshop and a store located on Strandvägen in Stockholm. Svensk Tenn was established in 1924 by Estrid Ericson. Together with Josef Fran, they have created the elegant as well as colorfully created and personalized setting style that still exploits the Svensk Tenn range today.

The Royal Dramatic Theatre

Sweden’s national theatre is a beautiful Jugend building located on the waterfront at Nybroviken bay. The guided tours of Sweden’s national theatre starts at the main entrance and moves through the elegant marble foyer and the main stage. A fascinating look behind the scenes, including a visit to the theatre’s extensive wardrobes.

Hallwylska Museet

One of the truly great Stockholm museums, Hallwylska is a peek into the past. The museum is the former home of one of Stockholm’s leading families, who were early adopters of just about everything, including indoor plumbing and lighting. The house is much as it was 100 years ago when the family deeded it to the city. And the courtyard, which is a restaurant in the summer months, is a true thing of beauty.


In Östermalms Saluhall from 1888, people in Stockholm and tourists from far and wide are inspired by the cuisine at its best. To celebrate another 130 years with one of Stockholm’s main venues the food hall is being renovated and the original star-shaped floor plan recreated. Östermalms Saluhall has been named “The world’s 7th best food hall”.

Nordiska Galleriet

The luxury department store on Hamngatan, Stockholm, opened in 1915. Ever since many iconic personalities have visited and exclusive launches have taken place here. NK is known to always be one step ahead of the game. NK Gothenburg opened in 1971. Nordiska Kompaniet is owned by Hufvudstaden AB.