Art and design in Sweden – News, exhibitions and events

We bring you articles about Swedish art and design museums, crystal design, paintings, street art festivals, architecture and other art and design related topics.

opening of the virtual Swedish Design Museum, focusing on architecture, design and fashion

The virtual Swedish Design Museum opens today

Today, Sweden announced the opening of the virtual Swedish Design Museum. It focuses on architecture, design and fashion. The first exhibition, “Live from Sweden”,...
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Famous toy collection has become new museum at Bergrummet in Stockholm – The Tidö Collection of Toys...

Scandinavia’s largest toy collection was previously kept at the prestigious Tidö Castle in central Sweden. In September, Tidö Collection of Toys & Comics was...
Colourful “flag hotel” wins competition for new hotel at Gothenburg airport

Colourful “flag hotel” wins competition for new hotel at Gothenburg Landvetter airport

Gothenburg Landvetter airport is Sweden’s second largest international airport. It is in a state of growth and will in 2019/2020 feature a new hotel, directly...
Finnish interior designer Eero Aarnio

Nationalmuseum Design in Stockholm presents Finnish interior designer Eero Aarnio

During Stockholm Design Week 2017, an exhibition by and about Finnish interior designer Eero Aarnio will open at Nationalmuseum Design. Aarnio is one of...
French video artist Julien Nonnon Stockholm exhibition SAFARI URBAIN STHLM

Julien Nonnon in Stockholm: Gigantic animals lit up the city

The French video artist Julien Nonnon has brought with him a whole bunch of wild friends to Stockholm this weekend. With the exhibition SAFARI...
Gingerbread houses at ArkDes in Stockholm

Gingerbread houses at ArkDes Museum in Stockholm

On December 1, 2016 the annual exhibition of gingerbread houses will open at ArkDes, the architecture and design centre in Stockholm. ArkDes is located...
KTH School of Architecture Stockholm Building of the Year 2016

The new KTH School of Architecture is “Stockholm Building of the Year 2016”

The School of Architecture's new building, designed by KTH alumni Tham & Videgård, was inaugurated on the KTH Campus last year. Now the new building...
Hueman - ARTSCAPE 2016: Street art festival in Gothenburg, July 25 to August 21

ARTSCAPE 2016: Street art festival in Gothenburg, July 25 to August 21

This summer the street art festival ARTSCAPE 2016 lands in Gothenburg. About 20 international and Swedish artists will create and present large-scale art work...
Photo gallery at the Scandinavian Photo store in Stockholm, Sveavägen

Photo gallery at the Scandinavian Photo store in Stockholm, Sveavägen

If you are visiting Stockholm and interested in photography, be sure to stop by the Scandinavian Photo store at Sveavägen 20 (close to the...
Tree Hotel, Harads, Lapland: Swedish architecture at the 2016 Nordic Pavilion in Venice

Swedish architecture at the 2016 Nordic Pavilion in Venice

David Basulto, curator of the Nordic Pavilion exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale, has announced that 500 submissions were received following an Open Call. 300...
Gorō Miyazaki’s Ronja

Swedish World Premiere for Gorō Miyazaki’s Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter

Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter, Astrid Lindgren’s final great work, was released in 1981. The book has been translated into 41 languages and more than...
The Kosta Christmas market in Småland

The Kosta Christmas market in Småland

On November 7 the Kosta Christmas market was opened by none other than the Swedish television profile Ernst Kirchsteiger (see photo above). He lit...
How NOT to assemble IKEA furniturevideo

How NOT to assemble IKEA furniture

Ryan Reynolds thinks duck tape and a few beers will fix anything. Watch him try to build an IKEA baby crib. Great fun! Ryan Reynolds...
The Lights in Alingsås festival, an urban lighting exhibition in October

The Lights in Alingsås festival, an urban lighting exhibition in October

Every October since the year 2000, leading lighting designers have been invited to Alingsås near Gothenburg to demonstrate their expertise. For five weeks, dark...
Olof Arborelius, Lake View at Engelsberg, Västmanland, 1893

Stockholm: Nationalmuseum’s summer exhibition to feature 100 great paintings

This summer’s exhibition at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, 100 Great Paintings, will be a chance to revisit old favourites from the museum’s collection and to...
Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde, Stockholm

Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde: art museum and gardens

If you are in Stockholm and take the tram out to the island of Djurgården until the final stop, you have come to Waldemarsudde....
The Artipelag art gallery in the Stockholm archipelago

The Artipelag art gallery in the Stockholm archipelago

When we visited Stockholm, the city experienced temperatures of over 30 degrees Celsius. In the narrow lanes of Stockholm's Old Town Gamla stan it got...
A2 designers, Sweden

The modern workplace from a Swedish perspective – Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy

This year’s Swedish design endeavor at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy presents the modern workplace from a Swedish perspective: a dynamic, live/work...
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No Limit Street Art Borås 2015

No Limit in Borås (about an hour's drive east of Gothenburg) is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate...
Kingdom of Crystal, Småland

The Kingdom of Crystal

The world-famous Kingdom of Crystal is situated in the southeast of Småland, more precisely in the municipalities of Emmaboda, Lessebo, Nybro and Uppvidinge. The...

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