Stockholm is known for its sleek yet sometimes whimsical style
and this impacts everything from furniture to wallpaper to coffee pots. The city is bursting with great design shops, particularly in the centre of town, and there is something to suit every budget.
With 11 stores around Sweden all stocking unique products, Design Torget is the place to discover up-and-coming Swedish designers who are working with everything from furniture to serving trays to jewellery. Designers submit their creations to a monthly jury, who then choose the best of the best. The stock is continually changing, so you never know what you’ll find here.
Design Torget. Sergelgången 29, Stockholm, Sweden. 46 8 21 91 50
They might be from Denmark but Illums Bolighus is one of the best examples of that clean modern Scandi style so beloved up in the north of Europe. The central Stockholm shops stocks everything needed for the well-designed home, from tea cups to sofas – and everything is from one of the three Scandinavian countries.
Nordiska Galleriet is the ultimate in Stockholm design shops, with an extensive range of high-end interior design from both Sweden and around the globe. You don’t just buy a sofa here – you make a design investment, one that you will treasure and pass on to the next generation. Design classics such as the Barcelona Chair and the PH Lamp are found here.
Oscar & Clothilde
Inspiration is the name of the game at Oscar & Clothilde. The inventory reflects cultures from around the world, in keeping with the whimsical back story that is based on the imaginary Oscar & Clothilde travelling the world to collect beautiful items to offer their Stockholm clientele. No two items are the same, so if you’re looking for that personal touch to add to your home, this is the place for you.
Oscar & Clothilde. Birger Jarlsgatan 27, Stockholm, Sweden. + 46 8 611 53 00
Spread over three floors just a stone’s throw from Stockholm’s Stureplan, Plan Ett has an inventory that is both classic and modern, with a delightful mix of furniture, lighting, carpets, and other interior design items that are sourced from both Sweden and internationally. A favourite among the interior design crowd, Plan Ett is known for its unique approach to design, with an eye for the unusual, as well as the sophisticated.
Plan Ett. Birger Jarlsgatan 32, Stockholm, Sweden. + 46 8 23 01 33
Founded in 1924, Svenskt Tenn has been a Stockholm staple ever since. If you haven’t heard of the master Austrian pattern designer Josef Frank, you will have after visiting this shop on Strandvägen. Frank is one of Sweden’s most important designers and Svenskt Tenn holds the exclusive right to his designs, many years after his death. The company only releases two designs each year, retiring the two from the previous year and keeping them in storage for several decades. With everything from textiles to wallpaper to furniture and lighting there is something for everyone and every budget, including charming packs of napkins reflecting the beloved Josef Frank.
Svenskt Tenn. Strandvägen 5, Stockholm, Sweden. +46 8 670 16 00
A bite to eat once you’re done shopping
If you make Svenskt Tenn your final stop on your Stockholm design shopping trip, you can slip upstairs and enjoy a bite to eat in the beautifully appointed Tea Salon. With eye-watering views over the waters of Nybroviken this place makes you almost forget the food, which is notoriously sublime. Have a snack, lunch, or afternoon tea here, and enjoy the menu, which reflects the seasons, while sinking back into overstuffed sofa and chairs.
Svenskt Tenn Tesalong. Strandvägen 5, Stockholm, Sweden. +46 8 670 16 98
Take a look at the map below to plan your route for visiting these fantastic design shops: