Are you visiting Stockholm this autumn? From big public institutions to small independent gems – we’ve got the best tips for your trip to the Swedish capital, with a large dose of design, art and delicious food.
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With its 70 rooms and suites, Villa Dagmar in central Stockholm is a large little sister to nearby Diplomat Hotel. The location as well as great food makes this a great choice for an autumn break. The restaurant is run in close collaboration with the duo behind 2 Michelin-starred restaurant Aloë, Niclas Jönsson & Daniel Höglander. With a great selection of fresh ingredients the breakfast is worth returning for.
Originally opened in 2012, luxury hotel Ett Hem designed by Studioilse, has grown to become a destination in itself. Now it’s time for a new chapter. After two years of respectfully refurbishing and curating two adjacent townhouses next to the original hotel, the result is ten new stunning guest rooms, living rooms, private dining rooms and a resident’s lounge. What’s most notable? Nothing feels new – instead, each and every detail feels so connected to Ett Hem.
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This ‘neighbourhood hotel’, with 62 rooms received a total makeover and opened in 2021. Art advisers Litz have filled the walls with evolving art that can be purchased by guests. Currently, artist Linnéa Andersson’s expressive motifs can be found throughout the hotel, including room 315 which has been painted in blue leaves. Everything down to the cream cake served each breakfast, to the custom-made furniture have a personal story behind them.
Gemla Studio & Vinbar
A true gem on Södermalm – Gemla Studio & wine bar is the brainchild of Swedish furniture brand Gemla, which dates back to 1861, and is present throughout the space. Everything you see, and sit on, is handmade from local, sustainable materials. Now a new Gemla gallery has just opened next door as well.
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The restaurateur family French Express (Behind Babette, Café Nizza and Schmaltz) has joined forces with Totemo Ramen, and presented its newest cousin - Tengu. The ambition is to take noodles to the next level, serving ramen in a beautiful, brutalist setting at A house Ark, in the former School of Architecture.
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After five years of major renovations, Nationalmuseum opened its doors in 2018. Three times as many objects can now be displayed from the museum’s collection of art and design from the Middle Ages to today, and there is room for twice as many visitors. One of the absolute highlights includes the library which has been given an entirely new look by Swedish designer Emma Olbers.
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Saskia Neuman Gallery
Art writer (a TNE contributor) and curator Saskia Neuman has just opened her own gallery, with a focus on Nordic contemporary art. The first exhibition, Big Hole, featured Swedish/American artist Tobias Bradford and in October the gallery presented artist Jakob Solgren’s first exhibition with the gallery, Torn Heaven.
The creative force Leo Forssell and Lisa Milberg run a very successful interior decoration firm and a once-a-week shop and sometimes gallery where they sell a carefully selection of design and art objects.
With a history dating back to 1912, Nordiska Galleriet offers everything within iconic design, be it furniture, lighting or other interior details from some of the world’s most renowned brands and designers.