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Different-coloured Kånken backpacks arranged on a sidewalk.
Swedish design
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Things to do

Swedish Design

Swedish-design textiles, furniture, household objects and glassware has a practical, democratic aesthetic and increasingly sustainable approach to design. In Sweden, design is synonymous with ‘lifestyle’. Try Svenskt Tenn, Bruno Mathsson, Carl Malmsten, Kosta Boda and Orrefors glassware. Enough with the name-dropping already, let's check out design and fashion Swedish-style.

Glass blow-out

For complete immersion in famous Swedish artglass and glassware look no further than the Kingdom of Crystal in the province of Småland. Visit the glassworks and glass studios, blow your own glass and stay in the Kosta Boda Art Hotel featuring a glass bar and oodles of glass artwork.

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Shopping in Stockholm.
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Interiors

For elegant and boldly patterned interior design go to legendary Swedish interior design boutique Svenskt Tenn at Strandvägen 5 in Stockholm. Other good stores on this street include Designtorget, featuring new Swedish designers and their designs and Nordiska Galleriet at Nybrogatan 11 selling furniture and lighting from Nordic and international designers. For unique handcrafted kitchen and bathroom brushes and other goods visit  Iris Hantverk in Stockholm.


Designed cushions by Swedish designer Lisa Hilland.
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Ami cushion by Swedish designer Lisa Hilland.
Photo: Amanda Westerbom/imagebank.sweden.se