Stockholm became, in the past few years, a very international city. Risen from the dark and cold, this city of Sweden is getting attention from all creatives and designers, especially now with their next event: Stockholm Furniture & Lighting Fair. Because we believe that some of you may be thinking about going, My Design Agenda is providing now a full insider Stockholm City Guide with design and luxury options to make the best of your trip to this European city! Stockholm is something of a wonder and that’s because it’s hailed the “Venice of the North”. It sits astride 14 islands on the sparkling waters of Lake Malaren and it boasts plenty of dramatic Nordic beauty everywhere.
The Grand Hôtel in Stockholm has been home to celebrities, high-profile events and everyday bon-vivants since 1874. It was French chef Régis Cadier who took the initiative and founded the first Swedish hotel to live up to the renowned continental-style hotels around Europe. Not only is the Cadier Bar named after him, but his memory lives on in our first-class guest services and love for glamorous events at the hotel.
Hotel Birger Jarl became a modern designer four-star hotel. Young interior architects and designers with established reputations worked together to create several of the rooms, which offer surprising and individual design features. The other rooms also showcase Swedish decoration and style. The lobby doubles as an exhibition hall for artists focusing on Swedish colour, form and design. It was named after the founder of Stockholm and is firmly dedicated to their national heritage.
In one of Stockholm’s most influential Art Nouveau buildings, they’ve had the amazing opportunity to use all of their enthusiasm and creativity in order to create Miss Clara. Their great location in the heart of Stockholm offers endless possibilities for you to explore the many great restaurants, exciting bars, shopping gems and hidden corners of this capital.
Housed on the campus of the Royal Art Academy, Fredsgatan 12 (F12) is owned by well-known restaurateurs Melker Andersson and Danyel Couet. The decor is complete with Mario Bellini furniture in sea-foam green, lemon-yellow, and cream, while paintings by artists like Diti Almog provide accents of colour. The most unique draw is the 11-course meal centred around a 1666 farmer’s almanack, with entrees such as duck liver with toasted seeds and peach lemonade and langoustines with ginger and dill on rice bread. In warm weather, meals can be enjoyed on the terrace that overlooks Lake Malaren and the Old Town.
At the Green Rabbit rye bread bakery, traditional craftsmanship is spiced with new ideas and playfulness. There, they bake their organic rye bread every day, and at the same time help to safeguard the future of rare Swedish grains by finding new ways to use them. In addition to all sorts of bread and baked goods, they also serve breakfast, soup of the day and Swedish varieties of Danish smørrebrød, which can be enjoyed as a takeaway or savoured on the spot.
New and stylish mall with a focus on fashion and design. MOOD features niche boutiques like Rodebjer and Posh Living along with famous international brands recently established in Sweden, including Ralph Lauren and Club Monaco. When you are ready for a shopping break, you can enjoy a delicious meal in one of the popular restaurants (Boqueria, Vigårda, E.A.T.) or take in the modern art that adorns the walls. MOOD Stockholm is on Regeringsgatan on the block that connects the Hamngatan and Bibliotekstan shopping districts. Based on the trading venue Mood Stockholm, AMF Real Estate continues to develop the Mood District into an urban meeting place with a focus on fashion, innovation, creativity and design. With them, at Mood Stockholm, you will find exciting shops and many, interesting brands. It provides a unique and attractive mix that makes it extra fun to shop, no matter what style or look you are looking for.
The name ‘Artipelag’ is a combination of Art, Activities and Archipelago. It says a lot about what they can offer, but it does not tell it all. Their intention has been to create a destination of high international quality – with boundary-crossing art exhibits, inspiring activities and great food.
Bonniers Konsthall, located in central Stockholm, is a place for Swedish and International contemporary art. Since the start in 2006, Bonniers Konsthall has shown and discussed art from the world over. With its roots in the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation, Bonniers Konsthall is an independent and non-profit art institution.
The Royal Palace of Stockholm was and still is the place to hear the latest news about the Swedish Royal Family. Join them for an evening viewing filled with some of the most important events in Swedish Royal history. An hour of “who was who” and “this is where it actually happened”. They will give you some tips to easily remember all the Carls and Gustafs in the list of Swedish monarchs, so you can impress your friends and colleagues next time you see them.