exploring Östermalm in Stockholm


From the west end of Strandvägen several major streets run out at an angle including Birger Jarlsgatan, Nybrogatan and Sibyllegatan with many exclusive shops and galleries. Here you can find specialists in mid-century furniture such as Modernity at Sibyllegattan 6. Further north the interior and furniture shop Asplund at Sibyllegatan 31 is certainly worth a visit to track the most recent trends in design.

Norrgavel, further out at Birger Jarlsgatan 27 is the shop founded by Nirvan Richter. Here you can find beautifully crafted furniture with simple uncluttered lines. Many of the pieces, including glass-fronted cupboards and chairs with high, curved rail backs, are painted in distinctive muted colours with a subtle matt finish.

Richter believes completely in sustainability and brings to modern furniture production the idea of seeking spiritual values in design rather than following fast-changing trends. 

If looking at all this good design leaves you tired, hungry and thirsty then the Östermalm foodhall or Saluhallen on the west side of the large square called Östermalmstorg, is well worth seeking out. Here you will find coffee shops, fresh food stalls and bars.