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Selected by Stockholm Design Week - What's on

Stockholm has a fantastic range of accommodation and culinary experiences, and new destinations are opening all the time. In just the past year, the city has welcomed the hotels Blique by Nobis, on the border between arty Vasastaden and the new district of Hagastaden, and The Sparrow Hotel near Stureplan, both with excellent restaurants.

The lower part of Nybrogatan is developing into a new restaurant hotspot, with the hole-in-the-wall charm of Schmaltz bar & delicatessen, Ciccio’s next-door and Gustavo Catenacci’s lovely pizza place Giretto a few doors down. Top restaurateur Björn Franzén’s new brasserie Astoria and Hotel Diplomat’s sister hotel Villa Dagmar are also due to open 2020 further up the road. Another welcome trend is all the wine bars that are opening in various districts, offering simple food and a wonderful wine list.

The newly refurbished Nationalmuseum (art) and the reinvigorated ArkDes (architecture and design) confirm the design credentials of the city, along with private initiatives such as the Möbeldesignmuseum (furniture), Galleri Glas (art glass) and others. What’s more, independent design stores and timeless bastions such as Asplund and Nordiska Galleriet continue to serve up a contemporary range of Nordic and international design.

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ArkDes, Excercisplan 4,

To many, prefabricated concrete is the epitome of ugly architecture. But in the post-war years, concrete symbolized the future, an opportunity to build our way out of the housing shortage and raise living standards for millions of people. The exhibition Flying Panels also relates the history of concrete construction in Sweden, from the program to build a million homes and standardization to the TV drama seried Hammarkullen. Until March 1, 2020.

Galleri Glas, Nybrogatan 34,

Designer and Architect Mattias Stenberg works with many different contexts, scales and materials. The Septum Collection for Kosta Boda was his real breakthrough as a glass designer. In summer of 2018, he exhibited his art glass in the Redux exhibition at Kosta Boda Art Gallery. Now Galleri Glas is showcasing his work in the exhibition Composition. January 23 - March 1, 2020.

Galleri Sebastian Schildt, Strandvägen 5B,

Artist Aia Jüdes bases her creative universe on playful cross-pollination between traditional crafts and innovative designs. For the exhibition Vrilarnas återkomst (Return of the Burls) she has worked with seasoned old craftsmen to create a series of flamboyant lamps that challenge our view of ttraditional Craft. February 1-22, 2020. Part of Stockholm Design Week.

Hallwylska museet, Hamngatan 4,

The exhibition Tea party! Signature Swedish ceramics from the 1900s is based on author and TV celebrity Staffan Bengtsson and antiques expert Pia Staël von Holstein's private collection. With works by designers such as Signe Persson Melin, Stig Lindberg, Ulrica Hydman, Gösta Grähs and many others, the exhibition tells the story of Swedish Modernism. Until February 9, 2020. Part of Stockholm Design Week.

Konstakademien, Fredsgatan 12,

Rum, Bilder, Ränder (Rooms, Images, Stripes) is an exhibition of newly produced work by two of Sweden's most recognized names in textile design, Ingela Håkansson-lamm and Tom Hedqvist. Both were founder members of the 10-gruppen collective that breathed new life into the patterned textile tradition in Sweden from the early 1970s. February 1 - March 1. Part of Stockholm Design Week.

Millesgården, Herserudsvägen 32,

Hilma af Klint's artistry has achieved international recognition since her paintings have started being put on display, 20 years after her death. The exhibition Paintings and Spirituality - Hilma af Klint, Tyra Kleen, Lucie Lagerbielke presents around 20 works by each artist and talks about the different movements that inspired the artist, such as Spiritism, Theosophy and Antroposophy. Until February 9.

Möbeldesignmuseum, Magasin 6, Frihamnsgatan 50,

Three out of four professional furniture designers in Sweden are men, despite the majority of the students on the design courses being women. Through the exhibition Female Traces, Möbeldesignmuseum (The Museum of Furniture Studies) showcases women as the creators of some of the furntirue world's most famous works. The exhibition presents 60 female funriture designers. Until March 1. Part of Stockholm Design Week.

Nationalmuseum, Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2,

Dutch Designer Hella Jongerius is critical of how standardized colors and color systems are used in the design industry today, and believes that we need colors with life and intensity around us. In the exhibition Hella Jongerius - Breathing Colour she seeks to challenge and help us to discover how light, materials and form influence our perception of color. Until February 9. Part of Stockholm Design Week.

Svenskt Tenn, Strandvägen 5,

Since 2002, design and architecture studio TAF, founded by Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom, has achieved international recognition for its work on everything from exhibition design to interiors and product design. For Svenskt Tenn, they have created the embracing and contemporary Famna 2020 sofa, which is being launched at an exhibition of the same name. Part of Stockholm Design Week.

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