Stockholm

Stockholm's Swedish Design Scene

06 Nov 2019
Functional and minimalist yet innovative and stylish, Swedish design is one of the leading interior design styles in the world. Boasting a neutral-heavy colour palette and offering a blend of textures, soft hues and contrasts to create a sleek, modern feel, Swedish design has become a global phenomenon. Minimalism (the avoidance of ornate or excessive detailing) and the incorporation of natural elements into Swedish interiors lie at the heart of the Swedish design philosophy.

Stockholm is the epicentre of Swedish design, which is visible literally everywhere - in museums, boutiques, showrooms, bars, restaurants, hotels, theatres, and public spaces. Renowned for its world-leading design scene, the city attracts many visitors from all over the world every year. It is a real feast for design connoisseurs. The fashionable and design-oriented city is home to many impeccably curated interior design and furniture stores, like IKEA, Svenskt Tenn, Design House Stockholm, Asplund, Modernity, and Malmstenbutiken; museums of art and design, like Nationalmuseum and Moderna Museet; a national centre for architecture and design, like ArkDes; and a prestigious design college, like Beckmans College of Design.

Stockholm Design Week (taking place in February) and Summer Design Week (taking place in August) are the two most important annual events held in Stockholm to explore the city’s design scene and discover the Swedish design-credo of “less is more.” Featuring many design-related activities, including design fairs, seminars, parties, and open houses at showrooms, both events are definitely worth a visit. So, the capital of Sweden is the place to be in February and August for your Swedish design fix!

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