Who? Are you into the clean look of Scandinavian design? Do you want to get gifts that are unique? Do you admire design with a superb marriage of form and function?
What? One of DesignTorget’s 17 stores across Sweden and Oslo including ones at the train station in Gothenburg and Stockholm.
How? Just go to the url at the end of this post and find a store in Scandinavia convenient to you.
Why? I discovered this shop by accident when I had time to mull around the train station in Gothenburg. Created in 1993 as a platform for unemployed designers and inventors, the store has an amazing range of products that span interiors, toys, books, kitchen utensils, jewelry and beyond. A selection committee meets regularly to decide what products will make it to the store. Among the more interesting finds during my excursions across their Valgatan and train station locations in Gothenburg and the train station location in Stockholm were:
- A comic cover book which was essentially embedded with herb seeds or flower seeds – a perfect ready to plant gift for a child
- A spaghetti server whose handle has a built in cheese grater
- Portable plastic flower vases that lay flat and yet stand up when filled with water
- An expensive bike helmet which looks like very fashionable head gear rather than a bulky traditional one
To learn more about DesignTorget and look at their products, please visit their website at