Who would’ve thought that two of the best aspects of life can be combined in one ample space? We’re talking about great food eaten inside a restaurant with interior decorations that elevate the dining experience. The brand new restaurant at Nationalmuseum Stockholm has the vision to make both art and design as accessible as possible. Known to be a big tourist attraction, Nationalmuseum now offers more than just the typical art exhibitions you see in other museums. Here, you can have that as well as some of the best wines and flavors Sweden has to offer.
Built-in 1866, the Nationalmuseum closed its doors for renovation in 2013. They removed old storage rooms and staff headquarters and turned them into public spaces comprised of three big rooms and now a 300-seat restaurant and café. This new redesign was all thanks to a team chosen by Matti Klenell, commissioned by Nationalmuseum. Klenell chose TAF Studio, Stina Löfgren, and Carina Seth Andersson to fulfill what would be one of Sweden’s best places to dine in.
TAF Studio is an intentionally acclaimed design and architecture studio with an impressive portfolio. On the other hand, Löfgren is a known designer who works with idea-based content and craft, while Andersson is a master designer of minimalist glass and ceramic works. Together they were able to create and bring the Glass Bar and Dining Hall of the Nationalmuseum.
The new additions to the museum truly scream Nordic design. Careful planning made sure the rooms, fixtures, furniture, glassware, and crockery were aligned with what the museum had envisioned. Some of Sweden’s top designers have been involved in creating contemporary products to help furnish the space. More than 80 pieces have been made to help decorate the new space. Some of the designers featured are Ateljé Lyktan, Artek, and Swedese.
It’s a relatively new concept to offer a refined dining experience in a museum, but it was a venture that the Nationalmuseum dared to take. The minds behind this concept have truly grasped what it means to dine in luxury, art, and taste. With the success of combining excellent interior design with a truly wonderful experience, visiting this Nationalmuseum restaurant should be a part of everyone’s Stockholm itinerary.