Scurrying around the chilly climes of Stockholm for the furniture fair? Hunting for somewhere with finesse to eat? Or a bar with local panache? Look no further, we have the inside track from a host of creatives who call the Swedish city home, here’s their recommendations...

Front Design pick Bar Central

Bar Central in Stockholm, designed by Ugly Cute
Photography: Idha Lindhag

The design duo are fans of local design and architecture studio Ugly Cute and head to Bar Central (pictured) and Bistro Bananas for their fill of sharp colour-coordinated and playful interiors. Bar Central, Birger Jarlsgatan 41, 111 45 Stockholm, Sweden

Form Us With Love pick Bar Hommage


Photography: Hampus Danielsson

Located in Krukmakaregatan, a hop and skip away from the design showrooms and lifestyle stores, Bar Hommage is where studio Form Us With Love would recommend during SFF. The small speakeasy-style haunt looks like the ideal spot to raise a glass after a day of exploring. Krukmakargatan 22, 118 51 Stockholm, Sweden

Frida Fjellman picks Racamaca

The glass artist would head to Racamaca because ‘it’s so delicious that I am literally drooling on my way there.’ They offer up Spanish small plates with an extra dash of sophistication; but be aware, it promises queues with a no-reservations rule - but that only excites Fjellman more. Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 5B, 118 50 Stockholm, Sweden

Claesson Koivisto Rune pick Tak

Tak restaurant in Stockholm
Photography: Patricia Parinejad

The trio recommends Tak for a drink, which is, funnily enough the joint winner of Best Restaurant in the Wallpaper* Design Awards this year. They explain that its ‘the perfect mix of Japan and Sweden in a ultra-cool location in the city centre.’ Not to mention its acclaimed chef, award-winning bartender, and Sweden’s only sake sommelier. Brunkebergstorg 2-4, 111 51 Stockholm, Sweden

Monica Förster picks Yasuragi


Photography: Markus Crépin

‘Yasuragi after a hectic time in Stockholm’ is exactly what Förster advises. Located a taxi ride east out of the city, the recently renovated Japanese bath house, restaurant and hotel offers up alpine views and more of that calming Swedish and Japanese mix. Hamndalsvägen 6, 132 39 Saltsjö-boo, Sweden