ISSUE 24  |  Scandi Midsummer

Printz, a German Beer Hall in Stockholm

June 18, 2014 5:00 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

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Homemade sausages, beer on tap, and a casual vibe are the idea behind Printz Mathall, Stockholm’s upscale answer to the German beer hall. What caught our attention are the long communal tables, industrial lights, and white subway tiles with a brass gleam. Grab a stool.

Unless otherwise noted, photographs by Niclas Hoflin via Rubn

Above: Rows of pendant fixtures animate the tall ceilings of the expansive dining space. All of the lighting is by Rubn: for details, see yesterday’s post, The New Classic Lighting from Sweden.

Above: Along the perimeter, pendant lights are cantilevered from a metal bar support.

Above: Brass screws contrast with black-painted metal tubing. 

Above: The tiles are edged with brass strips that lend a touch of polish and shine.

Above: Cool color is introduced via painted wood chairs. Photograph by Rippler via

Above: A round dining table is highlighted by a circular chandelier. 

Above: Shelving provides a separation from the busy dining room while still providing a look at the action. 

Above: Pendant lights share space with exposed ducts.

Above: Clamped onto the wooden shelf, task lighting calls attention to sausage- and beer-themed book titles. 

Above: For more details, go to Printz Mathall.  Photograph via Reactor

White subway tile allows for design creativity; have a look at some of the myriad ways to use it in Remodeling 101: White Tile Pattern Glossary. Planning a trip to Sweden,? Our City Guides will direct you to our favorite design spots. And on Gardenista, have a look at A Modular Danish Summer House that takes advantage of the long days of summer. 

Below: Location of Printz Mathall in Stockholm.