Whether your summer plans include exploring new cities or a staycation in your hometown, there are plenty of unique places waiting to be discovered. Travelling your own or a neighbourhood country, can provide you with memorable experiences in terms of food, culture and nature, but it can also inspire you to bring home new and captivating interior design. Whether these are big or small, collecting design pieces from your travels will not only give your home a unique expression; each item will also embody the fond memories of the places you visited and remind you that there is a world of exceptional design waiting to be discovered.
So, where should you go? As a design tourist, you can enjoy everything from exclusive, curated shopping while sipping Café au Lait in the aristocratic 7th Arrondissement of Paris, to breathing in the salty sea air while shopping beneath the flat-topped mountains of Cape Town.
We invite you to explore these remarkable stores and to get inspired for your next design destinations.
54 Princess Victoria St, BS8 4BZ Bristol, Great Britain
Truce is a Bristol-based concept store dedicated to interior design. The store is set in the heart of the popular Clifton Village, which is filled with fellow independent boutiques and delicious places to eat.
Website — www.truceonline.co.uk
Social media — www.instagram.com/truceonline
Reid Memorial Hall, 4a Maryville Avenue, BT9 7HE Belfast, Northern Ireland
Maven brings the best Irish and Scandinavian homeware, lighting and furniture design to your home. The store lies in the lovely Reid Memorial Hall on Lisburn Road. Here, visitors can find many independent shops, boutiques, wine bars, restaurants and coffee houses.
Website — www.wearemaven.co.uk
Social media — www.instagram.com/wearemaven_
715 Great Western Road, G12 8QX Glasgow
Hoos is an interesting and ever - evolving store that is always on the lookout for new trends and remarkable design products. From the Hoos store, the lovely Botanic Gardens is only a short walk away.
Website — www.hoosglasgow.co.uk
Social media — www.instagram.com/hoos_glasgow
INDUSTRY & CO
41 Drury Street, D02 DP11 Dublin, Ireland
Located in the heart of the creative district of Dublin, Industry & Co offers a wide selection of interior design, while the in-store café and deli have become the go-to place for high quality, healthy middle eastern food. Their kids’ store ‘BARN’ is just a short stroll away.
Website — www.industryandco.com
Social media — www.instagram.com/industrydesign
LE BON MARCHE
24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France
Le Bon Marché is a famous department store in Paris. Placed in the 7. Arrondissement, Le Bon Marche is a Parisian institution that combines tradition and modernity in its selection of curated design.
Website — www.lebonmarche.com
Social media — www.instagram.com/lebonmarcherivegauche
Largo Vitorino Damásio 2A/B, 1200-872 Lisbon, Portugal
Located in sunny Lisbon you will find Paris:Sete. With its 35 years of experience, Paris:Sete is dedicated to international design and offers a curated selection of timeless, high-quality furniture and interior.
Website — www.paris-sete.com
Social media — www.instagram.com/paris_sete
Raadhuisstraat 27, 6161 GB Geleen, The Netherlands
Interior Playground is a one-of-a-kind store and design studio, situated in the Southern part of the Netherlands. While the rest of the Dutch landscape is somewhat flat, Interior Playground is surrounded by the picturesque Dutch hillside.
Website — www.interiorplayground.com
Social media — www.instagram.com/interior_playground
URBAN DESIGN LOVE AFFAIR
Via Castiglione 62, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Urban Design Love Affair wants to offer the finest Scandinavian design to Italian customers. The lively area around Urban Design Love Affair is characterized by its many secret gardens, historic buildings, and small niche boutiques.
Website — www.urbandesignloveaffair.com
Social media — www.instagram.com/urbandesignloveaffair
SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN HOUSE
Rudolfsplatz 13A, 1010 Vienna, Austria
In the centre of beautiful Vienna, you will find Scandinavian Design House. With its more than 1000 sqm filled with curated Scandinavian design, there is plenty to be explored.
Website — www.scandinaviandesignhouse.at
Social media — www.instagram.com/scandinaviandesignhouse
Żeligowskiego 43 A, 90-644 Lódz, Poland
If you ask ATAK DESIGN what a great home is, their answer will be: Personal! At ATAK DESIGN you will find high-quality design and curated, handcrafted items, which exudes character and individuality. With more than 600 sqm you can go exploring for hours.
Website — www.atakdesign.pl
Social media — www.instagram.com/atakdesign.pl
317 Albert Road, 7925 Cape Town, South Africa
Créma offers a unique design experience. While Créma originally focused on high-end residential clients, it now offers an exclusive shopping experience for everyone looking for curated, international furniture and lighting brands.
Website — www.cremadesign.co.za
Social media — www.instagram.com/crema.design
Belfortstraat 8, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Located in the old, historical city centre of Ghent, Nordic House is inspired by the Scandinavian lifestyle. Divided over several façades you will find a design shop, Scandinavian restaurant, design studio and event space.
Website — www.ydnordichouse.be
Social media — www.instagram.com/nordichouse.shop/
Calle Rosalía de Castro 6, Bajo, 15004 A Coruña, Spain
Castro Seis is a concept store with a wide selection of interior design, niche perfumes, accessories and artwork from emerging artists. The store is located in the city centre of the beautiful A Coruña, which is renowned for its design heritage.
Website — www.castroseis.com/es
Social media — www.instagram.com/castroseisstore
Schützengasse 6, 99423 Weimar, Germany
Awarded with the Best-Of-Interior Award in 2017, Design We.Love specialises in selling design classics. The founders of the shop also own several holiday apartments, which feature classic interior design pieces, along with objects designed by graduates from Bauhaus University.
Website — www.designwe.love
Social media — www.instagram.com/designwe.love
Aeschenvorstadt 36, 4010 Basel, Switzerland
Founded in 1967, Boutique Danoise offers a great selection of Danish design classics. On the first floor, visitors will even find a café specialised in making the traditional Danish ’Smørrebrød’.
Website — www.boutiquedanoise.ch
Social media — www.instagram.com/boutiquedanoisebasel
Iso Roobertinkatu 12-14, 120 Helsinki, Finland
formverk is a Finnish store focused on offering a fine selection of international and Scandinavian, interior design. Besides design, Helsinki is known for its beautiful sea-facing landscape, diverse architecture and Nordic cuisine.
Website — www.formverk.com
Social media — www.instagram.com/formverk
Gamle Drammensvei 36, 1369 Stabekk, Norway
Bolina is an everchanging design store. Ideal for interior stylists, it is dedicated to trends and finding the next great design classics. Recently, they opened a new store called Bolina Stasjonen, named after its unusual location on the first floor of an old train station.
Website — www.bolina.no
Social media — www.instagram.com/bolinabolina
Köpmansgatan 6, 269 35 Båstad, Sweden
Founded by two architects, Linghoff offers an intriguing mix of carefully selected Scandinavian and Italian design pieces. The store is located in Båstad, which is a picturesque town near the sea, filled with small niche shops and cosy restaurants.
Website — www.linghoff.se
Social media — www.instagram.com/linghoff.interior
Grønlandsvej 6, 8700 Horsens, Denmark
The staff at Jacobsen Plus are devoted interior design enthusiasts. If you cannot visit the amazing store in person, they offer a digital experience with their virtual showroom.
Website — www.jacobsenplus.dk
Social media — www.instagram.com/jacobsenplus
Bohrsgade 31, 1799 Copenhagen, Denmark
Located in the new area Carlsbergbyen in Copenhagen, Lampemesteren is leading in lighting and can guide you to the best lighting solutions for your home. Take a stroll in the neighbourhood, where you will find small parks and great cuisine.
Website — www.lampemesteren.dk
Social media — www.instagram.com/lampemesteren
FERM LIVING BOUTIQUE
Kuglegårdsvej 1-5, 1434 Copenhagen, Denmark
Home of ferm LIVING is nestled between picturesque canals, quirky houseboats and the untamed freetown Christiania. The building, Kuglegården 1-5, is a historic building that dates all the way back to 1770, and whose uncompromising façade creates a beautiful contrast to its unpolished backdrop.
Website — www.fermliving.com
Social media — www.instagram.com/fermliving