Photo credit: Hans Thorwid/Nationalmuseum
5 design must-sees in Stockholm
Here are 5 design must-sees for your trip to Stockholm, from an art gallery in the archipelago, a national museum established in 1866 to a must-visit cemetery (!)
Last updated February 2, 2021
Exterior of Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
Experience the extensive design collections at Nationalmuseum - which is the national museum of art and design, located in Stockholm.
Photo: Hans Thorwid/Nationalmuseum
Nationalmuseum in Stockholm
The crown jewel of Sweden’s art museums is the iconic Nationalmuseum in the capital of Stockholm. Since its establishment in 1866, it has served as a premier setting for masterworks in painting, sculpture, art and design dating from the 1500s to the 1900s.Nationalmuseum in Stockholm
Josef Frank exhibition, ArkDes, Stockholm
ArkDes is Sweden's national center for architecture and design. The image is from an exhibition in the summer of 2017, called "Josef Frank - Against Design".
Photo: Matti Östling
ArkDes Skeppsholmen, Stockholm
The Modern Museum of Art in Stockholm is also the home of ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design.ArkDes Skeppsholmen, Stockholm
Moderna museet, Stockholm
Moderna museet on the island of Skeppsholmen is must-visit for anyone interested in modern art.
Photo: Moderna Museet/Åsa Lundén
With an art collection comprising more than 130 000 works, Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art) is Sweden’s leading museum for modern and contemporary art.Moderna Museet
Almhöjden, World heritage Skogskyrkogården, Stockholm
Skogskyrkogården cemetary, south of central Stockholm, is designed by Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz. The architecture reflects the development from Nordic Classicism to mature functionalism. Almhöjden is a meditation grove, just to the right of the main entrance.
Photo: Susanne Hallmann
Woodland Cemetery, Stockholm
A cemetery might not be on the top of the list when you travel, but Skogskyrkogården (the Woodland Cemetery) in Stockholm offers a unique architecture experience and is a Unesco World Heritage site.Woodland Cemetery, Stockholm
Artipelag from above, Stockholm
Artipelag, the great art hall in the archipelago of Stockholm in Sweden, got its name from the words Art, Activities and Archipelago. It is a must-see for anyone who loves both architecture and nature.
What first strikes you when you get off the ferry at the Artipelag stop on the island of Värmdö in the Stockholm archipelago is the silence.Artipelag, Stockholm
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