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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 credit: 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.

With a heritage going back to the 1950s, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design, ArkDes, is a museum, a study centre and an arena for debate that shares premises with Moderna Museet on Skeppsholmen in Stockholm. Aside from the exhibitions do not miss the library, which boasts great glass windows and an appealing functionalist interior. 

Staying true to Scandinavian values of inclusion and accessibility, the centre also arranges seminars and conferences around themes such as the future of the city and exhibitions often highlight young design talent. Spanish architect Rafael Moneo has designed the award-winning buildings at ArkDes, which include two exhibitions halls, library, office and café.

Furniture design at ArkDes, in Stockholm

Swedish design exhibition at the Architecture and Design centre, ArkDes, in Stockholm.

Photo: Kristofer Johnsson