The Swedish design phenomenon is well known throughout the globe. The craze took the world by storm back in the 1950s, but has since developed into something ultimately desirable, with contemporary and vintage Swedish design craved by collectors and admirers alike. The idea that beautiful and functional everyday objects should within everyone’s reach is really what drives Swedish designers to develop their craft and art, coming with an ideological background of social democracy, modernism and functionalism.

Today, Sweden is known as a centre for design excellence and for OutThere travellers, this most evident in the country’s foremost luxury hotels. Beyond authentic Swedish hospitality, properties in Sweden of all grades have gone far to ensure that they keep up with this reputation. Here are some of our favourite Swedish hotel design moments.

The absolutely fabulous, new masterpiece suite at At Six, StockholmHotel At Six

hotelatsix.com
More about Stockholm at www.visitstockholm.com


The cantilevered pool at the Avalon in Gothenburg

www.avalonhotel.se
More about Gothenburg at www.gothenburg.com


The sublime sauna with the sea-view at Gullmarsstrand in Fiskebäckskil
Gullmarsstrand

www.gullmarsstrand.se
More about West Sweden at www.westsweden.com


The futurist, hipster Clarion Hotel Malmö Live

www.nordicchoicehotels.se
More about Malmö at www.malmotown.com


The whimsical taste of the orient at Yangtorp Sanctuary, Skåne
yangtorp.com
More about Skane at www.visitskane.com


Swedish Lapland’s out of worldly Tree Hotel
www.treehotel.se
More about Swedish Lapland at www.swedishlapland.com


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