When the House Doctors travel the world we pick up on more than inspiration for future products. These are our insider tips to the city of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Magasingatan 19, 411 18 Göteborg
In a former horse stable in a building from the 16th century is one of the most beautiful decorating shops we’ve ever encountered. Artilleriet presents a mix of classic vintage items as well as contemporary designs from around the world. Here you’ll find your favourite brands side by side with a range of products from upcoming designers and artists you never knew you couldn’t live without.
Da Matteo Panetteria
Vallgatan 5, 411 16 Göteborg
Next door to Artilleriet you’ll find Da Matteo Panetteria – an Italian café and bakery. Rustic bread is presented beautifully and simplistically while the lovely smell of coffee from the cafe's own roastery entices you to taste their classic drip coffee, brewed cup for cup. Enjoy your lunch in the adjacent courtyard surrounded by plants, pebbles and the quiet buzz of Gothenburg life.
Floramor & Krukatös
Kaserntorget 8 411 18 Göteborg
If you go through the bakery and through the courtyard you’ll find an inspiring florist shop called Floramor & Krukatös. A Danish woman and her daughter, who as a trained ceramic artist also sells her own creations here, own the shop. The multi level shop is styled in a very rough and rustic manner and the combination of raw walls and colourful flowers makes for a shopping experience out of the ordinary.
Haga Nygata 29
413 01 Göteborg
In Haga, the oldest part of town, you enter a sort of time warp. The charming cobblestone pedestrian streets offer cozy cafes, vintage jewellers and interior design shops. Being an area worth of preservation the shops adhere to strict rules regarding logos, signs and facade decoration, which serves to protect the vintage feel of the area. However, during summer weekends store owners set up stalls along Haga Nygata, turning the neighbourhood into one big market.
In this area you find Market 29 owned by Markus, a style conscious entrepreneur, who carefully selects everything from furniture to tableware and art you find in the concept store.
414 70 Göteborg
Kvart is a funky design shop situated in an old banking building in the idyllic area around Mariaplan.
The owner Johanne is creative to the bone. Being the creator of her very own furniture line as well as an interior decorator and stylist she has created an intriguing and dynamic market concept selling handpicked interior designs, accessories and art.
With an eye for upcoming designers and local artist her shop presents an inspiring mix of unique designs as well as products from brands like Tom Dixon.
Psst… Johanne is always on the lookout for the next big thing, so drop her an email if you have an idea or working on a funky design of your own…
411 16 Göteborg
If your style is more nostalgic Grandma’s is the place for you.
In the two-story shop you find a vast array of romantic country style designs and even a range of the store owners own designs.
Where to eat
Gothenburg offers many fabulous places to go for lunch, dinner or a quick snack.
We especially love the
Three Doors Deli
413 05 Göteborg
As a former fire-fighter in Iran the owner of the Three Doors Deli proudly presents his heroic past as part of the restaurant decor. Everywhere you look you see hatches and helmets that he has brought home with him from Iran. But of course the most memorable experience from our visit is the food. Tasteful stews, sweet fruits, acidic berries as well as lots of spices and herbs characterize Persian food. And with a menu that includes several vegetarian and/or gluten-free dishes there is something to please even the most delicate palate.
Stop by for lunch or even at the monthly jazz night for a delicious food experience with impeccable service.
Way Cup Cafe
413 04 Göteborg
Way Cup is a hip chain of – so far, but not for long – two cafés serving healthy fast-food. Based on a sustainable business concept the cafe serves delicious lunches, cakes and fair-trade coffee in young and colourful surroundings. Don’t cheat yourself of the experience of trying their tasty soups served in recycled jam jars while you enjoy the fun decor of old music records covering the walls.
Image from www.lemonadfabriken.se
For more on Gothenburg visit www.goteborg.com