Design & Architecture


Design & Architecture

Modern Museum

In May 1958, Moderna Museet opened for the first time. The legendary exhibitions of the 1960s, such as Movement in Art, Wishful Museum and American Pop Art made modern art famous to the Swedes in a new way. With growing collections of both Swedish and international art, and after the large acquisition of classic works the need for a new building became urgent and in 1989, an architectural contest was launched, attracting 211 proposals out of which the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo and his proposal for Telemachos was chosen as the winner. This museum is well worth a visit and if you get tired of art, the museum has a fantastic restaurant that overlooks Stockholm’s bay.

Address: Skeppsholmen

Tel:+46 8-519 552 89

Fax: +46 8-519 552 10


Stockholm Culture House

‘Kulturhuset’ is situated on Sergels torg and it is designed by the architect Peter Celsing. It opened in 1974 and has since been a hub for art and culture. Inside, you will find three galleries, public exhibitions, theatre spaces, a library and numerous of restaurants. In the bottom of the house, the well known ‘Design Square’ is also located where you can purchase design items from emerging Swedish designers.

Address: Sergels torg 3

Tel:+46 8 508 31 508



Asplund is an interior design shop offering designs from Swedish and international artists.

Address : Sibyllegatan 31

Tel: +46 8 662 52 84

Fax: +46 8 662 38 85 


Rica Hotel Gamla Stan

Rica Hotel in Gamla Stan was established in 1876. This hotel occupies the five floors above the Pub Department Store. The rooms are decorated with bright colours and Scandinavian-designed furniture.

Address: Lilla Nygatan 25

Tel: +46 8-723 7250

Fax: +46 8-723 7259



Skansen Open Air Museum

Skansen was built in 1891 in an attempt to best utilize a hill on the western side of Djurgården. Skansen is the world's first open air museum and the idea behind this museum originally came from a Swedish folklorist named A.Hazelius who wished to preserve traditional architecture and lifestyles of various Swedish regions of the country for later generations. The museum contains about 140 furnished and decorated houses of different types and artefacts collected from different parts of the country. Here you can watch craftsmen working with textiles, ceramics, glass blowing and other types of handicrafts. You can even try freshly baked bread. Here you can also experience Swedish traditional events, such as the midsummer festival and Christmas celebrations.

Address: Djurgården

Tel:+46 8-442 80 00

Fax: +46 8-442 82 82


Nordic hotels

Nordic Hotels has two branches and they are both famous for its unique designs. The Nordic Light Hotel has 175 rooms and the Nordic Sea Hotel has 367 rooms and each room has different designs. Both of these hotels are conveniently located in the heart of the city. The Nordic See Hotel has an ice bar where you can enjoy drinks amidst a world of ice.

Address: Vasaplan 7

Tel: +46 8-50 56 30 00

Fax: +46 8-50 56 30 40



Fredsgatan 12

Fredsgatan 12 is a very stylish and contemporary restaurant. It offers a great eclectic menu and creative combinations, such as chicken with eucalyptus or lamb with dill, liquorice, and carrots.

Address : Fredsgatan 12

Tel: +46 8-24 80 52

Fax: +46 8-23-76 05


The Opera House (Operan)

Called ‘Operan’ in Swedish is a historical theatre located on the southern bank of Norrmalm, facing Gamla Stan. It was originally built by Gustav III in the 18th century, but the current building was erected in Baroque style in the late 19th century.

Address: Gustav Adolfs Torg

Tel: +46 8-24 82 40


City Hall (Stadshuset)

The city hall is located on the south eastern end of Kungsholmen island, this imposing building in the National Romantic style stands overlooking Riddarfjardan. The tower, which has an observation point 76m above the ground, is a landmark of the town with its pinnacle decorated with three dazzling golden crowns. The city hall is open to the public, and the great hall, Blue Hall (BlåHallen), where the Nobel Prize Banquet takes place every year, is a must-see. The interior of the Golden Salon (Gyllen Salen), used for holding balls for VIPs and other guests, is decorated with 19 million plated mosaic tiles and its flamboyant beauty is breathtaking. Visits are only possible as part of guided tours, so please confirm the time of these tours before you arrive. It is possible to enter the tower at any time.

Address: Hantverkargatan 1

Tel: +46 8-508 29 058

Fax: +45 8-508 29 022


10-gruppen / Ten Swedish Designers

The 10-gruppen was founded as a collaborative effort between 10 young textile designers in 1970. Their collections often use vivid colours and are similar in style to the Finnish textile brand Marimekko.

Address : Götgatan 25

Tel: 46 8 643 25 04

Fax: +46 8 643 25 08


Form Design Center

The beautiful 16th century Hedmanska garden is located in the centre of the city. In 2005, the centre will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special exhibition of architecture, design, product design and handicrafts.

Address: Lilla Torg 9

Tel: +46 40 664 51 50

Fax: +46 40 970 053



Architectural Museum (Artitekuturmuseet)

The Architectural Museum was opened in combining a modern museum and a photography museum. It displays documents and publications related to architecture in general, as well as documents related to the architecture and city planning of Sweden after the 19th century.

Address: Skeppsholmen

Tel: +46 8-587 27 000

Fax: +46 8-587 270 70



Svenskt Tenn

Svenskt Tenn is an old textile design shop that apart from textiles, they sell glassware, pottery, lighting equipment and furniture. Svenskt Tenn is a well know design shop that displays on of Sweden’s finest designs and furniture.

Address : Strandvägen 5

Tel: +46 8-670-16 17



The Islands of Fjäderholmarna

These islands called 'Fjäderholmarna', are about 25 minutes from Stockholm by commuter boat, and it is the closest archipelago island from the city. On the island, you can find glass products and textiles by young emerging designers. You can even participate in pottery workshops. The open-air theater is very popular during the summer. The famous designer hotel "Hotel J" is also located in this area at Nacka Strand, the middle stop along the commuter boat line.


Nordiska Kristallmagasinet

Nordiska Kristallmagasinet is an old shop that sells Orrefors, Kosta Boda and Venetian glass crystals. Their art glass collection is a must see.

Address : Kungsgatan 9

Tel: +46 8-10 43 72

Fax:+46 8-21 68 45



Östermalm is located north east of the Old Town. This is a residential quarter that attracts many high-class restaurants, expensive boutiques and antique shops. The large bustling indoor-market called Ostermalms hallarna and sightseeing spots such as Historical Museum, Ethnographical Museum cannot be missed. This area is lovely to walk around in, so if you are interested in design & architecture this is the down town area of Stockholm to check out.

Clarion Hotel Stockholm

The Clarion is located in Södermalm. It has a modern and simple interior and was opened in May, 2003. It offers a banquet room with a capacity of 1,000 people, a terrace, a restaurant and a bar. The inside is decorated by young artists and their stylish bar is always packed with the local youngsters.

Address: Ringvägen 98

Tel: +46 8-462 10 00

Fax: +46 8-462 10 99



Birger Jarl Hotel

Birger Jarl Hotel is a typical example of the many design hotels in Stockholm. The rooms are designed with different Sweden themes, and all rooms have different interior decorations. Room No.710 was designed by Jonas Bohlin, the master of Scandinavian design, and is a must-see.

Address: Tulegatan 8

Tel: +46 8-674 18 00

Fax: +46 8-673 73 66



Museum of the Northern Tribe

Nordiska Museet is located in a Renaissance style building, located beyond the Djurgården Bridge. It exhibits handicraft work collected from various parts of the country and introduces traditional Swedish culture. The collections shed light on tribal history and the permanent exhibition, situated in the basement is very interesting.

Address: Djurgårdsvägen 6-16

Tel:+46 8-519 546 00

Fax: +46 8-519 545 80



Gustavsbergs Proceline Museum

Gustavsbergs Porceline Museum has over 50 000 visitors each year. It is located in the harbor of Gustavsberg which is located outside Stockholm. From here you can learn about the history of Gustavsberg's famous china factory and how to make and paint porcelain. You can also purchase porcelain products.

Address: Odelbergsväg 5, Gustavsberg

Tel: +46 8 570 356 58




R.O.O.M. is a funky design shop that sells modern designed interior products from kitchen utensils to furniture. These unique Scandinavian products are great for souvenirs.

Address: Alströmergatan 20

Tel:+46 8-692 50 00

Fax: +46 8-692 50 60



Design Torget

Design Torget is a fun design shop that displays products from emerging artists and designers. Most This is an ideal location to purchase unique Scandinavian souvenirs from.

Address : kultur huset

Tel: +46 8-21 91 50

Fax: +46 8-24 65 23




House is a funky design shop that sells unique and modern furniture. They take orders.

Address : Humlegårdsgatan 14

Tel: +46 8-545 853 40

Business hours: Monday to Friday 10:30 to 18:30 Saturday 10.30am to 4pm