Forget the fact you don’t need a new sofa, this store itself is worth a visit. Not far from Marienplatz, it’s spread over several floors and includes a womenswear store as well as a Vietnamese restaurant and terrace to refuel after your shopping session. The style mixes modern with almost regal traditionalism – think old school leather armchairs with bare wooden tables and benches. The end result is something different to the brightly coloured paintbox modernism of many other design stores.
Sendlinger Str. 37, 80331 München, Germany, +49 89 23087362
This modern hotspot for all things design is the perfect place to go for a pop of colour. Over 1500 square meters and several floors they have everything from desk chairs to lamps and filing cabinets, all in an array of bold colours or classic monochrome. They stock design classics such as the iconic Eames chairs, but aren’t afraid to venture into unchartered territory with things like neon garden gnomes! There’s even an outdoor furniture section, complete with an outdoor oven. Top of the wish list is their new range of beautifully industrial concrete light shades.
Tal 30, 80331 München, Germany, +49 89 23888812
This is the place to go for the perfect finishing touches. Though they sell items of furniture such as armchairs and brightly coloured dining room chairs, it’s their accessories which really make Stillhaus stand out. From pretty floral cushion covers and sample pots of beautiful pastel paints, to the downright quirky (think plastic parrot ready to perch on the side of your sofa), it’ll have your new apartment looking magazine ready! It’s also great for presents, with a range of cute cards and wrapping paper that’s almost too good to use.
Donnersbergerstraße 44A, 80634 München, Germany, +49 89 60060274
No home item is too small for SHU SHU’s attention to detail. This modern Japanese-inspired store focuses on simple designs for every aspect of your home – and your wardrobe too! Laid out with museum-like precision, expect minimalist lampshades that can be arranged in three different styles, right down to a paper towel dispenser that will make your bathroom rival the Ritz. Where SHU SHU really excels is in the kitchen; this is the place for beautifully simple crockery or statement pieces to finish off the heart of the home.
Neuturmstraße 2, 80331 München, Germany, +49 89 25544365
This popular treasure trove for modern furniture now has three stores across Munich. If you’re looking for that statement sofa, this is the place to go. It’s quirky designs have shapes as bold as the colours with everything from curved 60-style pieces to squishy modern sofas that cradle you as you while away a Netflix afternoon. First established by Antoine Roset in 1860, it continues to be a family-run business with an emphasis on sustainable, high-quality production.
Lenbachpl. 4, 80333 München, Germany, +49 89 55028082
FÜNF HÖFE, Salvatorstraße 3, 80333 München, Germany, +49 89 295922
Hohenzollerstr. 150, 80796 München, Germany, +49 89 285036
A BoConcept store has become an essential for any design-focused city, and Munich is no exception. The Danish firm has continued to grow in popularity, and is best known for its minimalist designs. Its popularity in Germany even led to a design collaboration with Mercedes-Benz and the launch of a BoConcept Signature car in 2013. The hallmark is beautifully shaped pieces of furniture, often in simple block colours. The splurge-buy accessory from here has to be one of their quirky lamps.
Sonnenstraße 19, 80331 München, Germany, +49 89 54884990
Buttermelcherstraße 2, 80469 München, Germany, +49 89 30904630