Adding a little design eye candy to my trip to Stockholm, in this blog post I’m sharing my favourite finds from the iconic Swedish design store Svenskt Tenn.
Before Christmas (I think everyone knows) I went off to Stockholm for 5 days. It was my first trip and solidified my love for Scandinavian design and also for Stockholm, a fantastic city to spend time in. High on my to do list was to visit Svenskt Tenn the most amazing interior design shop located on Strandvägen – with a Royal Warrant no less. Ever since I first came across this brand I have been dying to visit its HQ in Stockholm; there is an outpost in Liberty’s in London. It was founded in 1924 by Estrid Ericson (a pewter artist and teacher) who hired the fantastic Josef Frank who was an Austrian architect fleeing the Nazi regime. He is famous for the majority of the boldly patterned fabric in Svenskt Tenn’s collection and many of the furniture designs. The store is awash with brightly colour fabric in contrast to the perceived wisdom that Scandinavian design is a cool-hued functional affair and lacks pattern, layers and decorative sensibilities.
I have a love affair with Josef Frank’s fabric and have several patterns happily resting on my own sofa as cushions. I can also admit to being the recipient of some lovely items from the store for Christmas too (thank you DH!). So I thought you might appreciate a virtual tour of the store and the fabulous colour and pattern.
I fell in love with this built-in bookcase – so elegant love the brass detail (oh and the contents!). To see more of my posts about design travel take a look here.