Gothenburg may be Sweden’s second largest city, but it’s home to the country’s most interesting design shop, in our opinion. Founded by Sofie Hellsing and Christian Duivenvoorden a few years ago, Artilleriet has been on our radar since the beginning. The couple’s latest innovation: A pop-up shoppable apartment (open until October 29) featuring a mashup of some our favorite pieces from some of our favorite designers, artfully presented in a suite of well-proportioned rooms. It’s a new way to visualize the possibilities and the potential of seemingly aesthetically unrelated pieces that, when combined, add up to character-filled, seemingly assembled-over-time spaces.
Above: In the living room, an unlikely grouping of furniture from different genres that somehow works. A 1951 Belladonna Rattan Sofa (14,935 SEK) by Franco Albini is paired with the Parker Armchair (7,495 SEK), a “Moulin Rouge–inspired chair upholstered in rust red velvet and produced in France.”
Above: In the dining room, a Solid Wood Saw Table from Friends & Founders is surrounded by a suite of pink velvet upholstered dining chairs. The Cloud 19 Pendant Lamp by NYC designers Apparatus hovers overhead.
Above: A view from the moody-hued kitchen to the dining room.
Above: The kitchen features an array of mismatched dining chairs and a pair of Lampe Gras wall-mounted lights.
Above: A Lariat Sconce by Apparatus is mounted above a work table in the kitchen.
Above: The utilitarian hallway, broom included.
Above: The arched entryway.
Above: In the bedroom, a row of Shaker hooks holds essentials.
For more, see Shopper’s Diary: The Kitchen at Artilleriet in Gothenburg.