Design furniture, marine fashion and fabulous fabrics in the city centre

The area surrounding the street Magasinsgatan is a real feast for design aficionados.

Artilleriet the Kitchen interior
Credit: Marie Ullnert

Start by visiting Artilleriet, located on Magasinsgatan 19. 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 The 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 here you’ll find the trendy shop Grandpa. Browse an inspiring selection of design, fashion and books. At Emmamalena, on Vallgatan 4, there’s lots of beautiful marine-themed fashion to discover. Their popular patterns with shrimps, jellyfish, reeds and anchors are available for men, women and children. 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.

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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.

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.

Sustainable fashion, furniture and floor tiles in Linnéstaden

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.

At the shop and studio Eduards Accessories at the street Kastellgatan, you’ll find handcrafted bags and accessories, sewn in vegetable tanned leather by artisans locally in Småland and Västra Götaland. Gothenburg brand Maska, on the nearby street Fjärde Långgatan, offers quality garments in natural fibres, produced in a sustainable way.

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Handmade leather products and second hand in Haga and Majorna

The old neighbourhood Haga is perfect for a stroll. While strolling along, make sure to stop by Tell me more on the street Haga Nygata 29. Very close, on Haga Nygata 18, you will find Rum för Inspiration, a dreamy boutique full of lovely interir treasures.

On Landsvägsgatan 4 there is the store Laura Didion, who produces handmade leather products and restores and repairs your own products.

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. Another second-hand classic is Majorna’s saker från förr on Mariagatan 13, with antique and retro items from the 20th century.

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Spinneriet – old factory turned into a design mecca

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 shops such as Fine Little Day, Vix Deco and 60 Garner Nord.

Floramor & Krukatös is an Instagram favourite. Credit: Marie Ullnert

Bonus: 3 flower shops you don’t want to miss

Furniture and design is great, but flowers and plants really make a home come to life. Luckily, there are plenty of great florists in Gothenburg. A popular one is Blomrum, located in the alley Torgpassagen. They also have a smaller shop, Bunches, on Fredsgatan 6, Södra Larmgatan 16 and at H&M Home in the shopping mall Nordstan. The lush plants and pots of Floramor och Krukatös have made them an Instagram favourite, visit them at Kaserntorget 8.