The area surrounding the street Magasinsgatan is a real feast for design aficionados. Start by visiting Artilleriet, located on Magasinsgatan 19 (temporarily closed due to renovation, check out their pop-up shop at Vallgatan 1). Artilleriet is widely considered to be Sweden’s leading interior design shop, with an impressive range of design classics, vintage and contemporary items. Just around the corner you’ll find Artilleriet Kitchen, where the focus is squarely on high end kitchenware.
Close by, located on Magasinsgatan 22, is furniture and interior design shop Norrgavel. Norrgavel offers sustainable furniture from carefully selected designers. Just down the the street, Vallgatan crosses Magasinsgatan and on Vallgatan 3 you’ll find the trendy shop Grandpa. Browse an inspiring selection of design, fashion and books.
A bit further down Vallgatan you’ll find the shop Vallgatan 12. It’s a small but exclusive shopping mall featuring fashion, art, plants and a café.
Kyrkogatan is another street in the area with several shops worth visiting. Rum 21, on Kyrkogatan 20, is full of design and furniture from leading Scandinavian and International designers. Stop by Heyday on Kyrkogatan 19 for local design items or a cup of coffee at this combined shop and coffee bar.
Independent shop Rum för papper is an amazing place if you love paper and stationary. A unique selection of paper and accessories await you in the alley Victoriapassagen.
Afroart is located on Södra Larmgatan 2, a classic design shop that opened way back in 1967. Afro Art work together with artists and artisans from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Just around the corner is Marrakech, a shop that specialises in cement tiles in classic, beautiful patterns.
In search of quality fabrics? At Gårda Textil you'll find a wide range of textiles and fabrics, not least their specialty, silk. The business fas founded in 1945 in the area of Gårda, and it's still run by the same family.
Head to the neighbourhood Linné and discover even more design and furniture shops. If you’re handy and looking to renovate in original period style, Byggfabriken has all the brackets, hooks, handles, lighting, wall paint and floor tiles you need.
Svenssons i Lammhult is a shop filled to the brim with Swedish and Scandinavian design from all the top brands and designers. You’ll find it near the square Järntorget. Gothenburg brand Maska, on the nearby street Fjärde Långgatan, offers quality garments in natural fibres, produced in a sustainable way.
Haga & Majorna
The old neighbourhood Haga is perfect for a stroll. While strolling along, make sure to stop by Market 29 on the street Haga Nygata 29. Market 29 sells Modern and rustic home decor and interior design.
Bebop Antik is located on Kaponjärgatan 4. It’s a vintage shop that specialises in Scandinavian design from the 20th century.
The charming neighbourhood Majorna is just a short tram ride from the city centre. Majorna is home to several interesting design shops, including vintage store Fabriken where you’ll find carefully selected furniture and home décor. Fabriken is located on Ekedalsgatan 16.
East of the city centre
There’s plenty more design and home decor to find just a short trip from Gothenburg. Head east and stop by Lokalen GBG, a vintage shop selling Swedish and Scandinavian design from the 1950’s and onwards.
Lindome is located just outside of Gothenburg and home to Spinneriet. What used to be a factory is now a real design centre. It houses the office of Frida Ramstedt (Trendenser), Sweden’s most famous design blogger. It also houses shops such as Fine little day, Medveten mini, Östling & Schedin and Little Eco.