Whether you're embarking on an adventure to unfamiliar cities or opting for a relaxing staycation in the comfort of your own hometown, there are plenty of unique destinations eagerly awaiting your discovery. Venturing into uncharted territories or even your local surroundings 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 you're drawn to larger furniture pieces or smaller accessories, collecting designs from your travels will not only lend your home a distinct expression but also imbue each item with cherished memories, reminding you of the remarkable places you've visited and the extraordinary world of design awaiting exploration.
So, where should you go? As a design tourist, you can enjoy everything from exclusive, curated shopping while sipping Café au Lait in the historic 4th Arrondissement of Paris, to breathing in the salty sea air while shopping next to Bergen’s awe-inspiring fjords and mountains.
We’ve compiled a travel guide of the best shopping destinations for design and invite you to explore these remarkable stores.
The Home of ferm LIVING
Kuglegårdsvej 1-5, Copenhagen K, Denmark
Nestled between picturesque canals, quirky houseboats and the untamed freetown Christiania, lies the Home of ferm LIVING, which features our flagship Boutique. Kuglegården 1-5 is a historic building that dates all the way back to 1770, and whose uncompromising facade creates an intriguing contrast to its unpolished backdrop. In the intimate and authentic atmosphere of the Boutique, guests can shop the entire ferm LIVING collection as well as a curated selection of vintage curio, plants, coffee table books and other accessories for the home.
Leonhardtstraße 4, Berlin, Germany
STANA conceptstore is located in the vibrant and elegant area of Charlottenburg, Berlin. An area of contrasts, you can find the store snuggled amongst the cafes and restaurants in buildings that vary from rococo era townhouses to brutalist structures from the 1950’s. The STANA store offers a variety of quality products that focus on sustainability and design, with a focus on products that are made to last.
HOW WE LIVE
Beethovenstraße 15, Köln, Germany
You’ll find How We Live Nestled in Cologne's vibrant Belgium Quarter. With an abundance of shops and trendy eateries, the area boasts diverse cultures, art and culinary delights. The inspirational store offers a thoughtful selection of decorative objects, vintage treasures and innovative Scandinavian design. Embracing responsible production, the store has a curated collection of high-quality and unique pieces for your home, offering inspiration beyond the ordinary.
Schauplatzgasse 9, Bern, Switzerland
At Patinamøbel, selected Scandinavian brands blend seamlessly with carefully curated vintage pieces. Located near the beautiful Swiss Parliament Building, this store is nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town of Berne. Explore the charming streets, visit the historic Clock Tower "Zytglogge" from the 13th century and immerse yourself in local life with a refreshing swim in the River Aare. Patinamøbel invites you to experience timeless design and the allure of Bernese culture.
La Maison des Lices
11 Rue de la Résistance, Saint-Tropez, France
La Maison des Lices is an interior design store in the heart of Saint Tropez with a beautiful selection of Mediterranean arts and crafts. Originally a charming fishing village, Saint Tropez has evolved into an artistic and cultural haven, renowned for its holiday atmosphere, vibrant parties and glamorous boating scene. La Maison des Lices, located near the famous Place des Lices, invites global travellers to experience the essence of this scenic destination.
Earl of East
87 Coal Drops Yard, London, United Kingdom
Explore Earl of East, a haven for independent brands specializing in fragrance, homeware and accessories. Beyond shopping, the store has evolved into a creative destination of its own, hosting workshops, events and fostering a vibrant community. Located in the historic Coal Drops Yard, a revitalized coal distribution facility turned retail park, it offers a captivating blend of shops, restaurants and cultural experiences for locals and tourists alike.
Your Living Space
Carrer de Sant Pere Màrtir, 28, Barcelona, Spain
Your Living Space is an inspiring interior design studio in the charming Gracia neighbourhood of Barcelona. Explore their curated collection of furniture and décor, ranging from bathroom products to kitchenware, lighting and furniture. Located in a vibrant enclave within the bustling city of Barcelona, immerse yourself in the cosy streets and beautiful squares of Gracia, brimming with specialty shops and local businesses.
Rua Almeida e Sousa 1C, Lisbon, Portugal
Explore Bahú, a delightful store founded by two sisters, offering a curated selection of Portuguese and Scandinavian design pieces. Originally a children’s store, it has expanded to include products for the entire family. Located in Lisbon, one of Europe's trendiest cities, Bahú resides in the vibrant Campo de Ourique neighbourhood away from the tourist hustle, where design and creativity thrive amidst a family-oriented ambiance.
Vogts gate 55, Oslo, Norway
Discover Konstabel, a local store in Oslo renowned for its exceptional collection of sustainable, high-quality interior and lifestyle products. Situated in the vibrant Torshov neighbourhood, known for its cosy local shops, delightful cafes and lively restaurants and bars. Surrounded by abundant parks and open green spaces, it's the perfect location for a leisurely stroll along the picturesque river Akerselva, where you can even enjoy a refreshing swim.
Bredgatan 11, Västervik, Sweden
Explore Boligheter, an inspiring interior design store founded in Västervik. With a focus on Scandinavian design, they offer an impeccable selection of home and kids' products. Immerse yourself in the charm of Västervik, Sweden's best summer city year-round. Experience tranquillity, nature, shopping and entertainment while adding a touch of distinctly Swedish bliss to your life. Don't miss the opportunity to visit one of Västervik's 5,000 islands, a true summer delight.
Old Faithful Shop
320 West Cordova St., Vancouver, Canada
Old Faithful Shop is a haven for quality goods that embody simple, everyday living. With a strong belief in timeless products that age gracefully, their products are chosen to become beloved heirlooms over time. The inspiration for Old Faithful Shop came directly from the shop floors of co-founder Walter Manning's grandparents. Housed in a landmark 1903 building in Vancouver's historic Gastown district, Old Faithful Shop preserves the essence of a bygone era while offering modern-day quality and service that withstands the test of time.
272 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, US
Since 2013, BEAM has been on a mission to connect design-savvy customers with the latest and most brilliant furniture, lighting and home goods. Taking pride in curating under-the-radar brands and introducing them to you first, their products have style, emotion and wit. Quality, craftsmanship and good design always come first, celebrating the special, unique, and quirky. With a mix of established brands and emerging artists, their style is a blend of mid-century cool and rock-and-roll vibes.
Retail 1, 3-5 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia
Step into Designstuff, a captivating retail oasis in Melbourne's St Kilda. The store boasts magnificent windows that bathe the space in warm, inviting light, while floor-to-ceiling drapes add an elegant touch. Explore a fusion of Scandinavian, Australian and global design, curated with passion and attention to detail. Immerse yourself in this inspiring destination that sparks creativity and embraces beauty. While in St Kilda, visit Luna Park and stroll along the vibrant Esplanade.
ul. Drużbackiej 13, Warsaw, Poland
AnOther DESIGN is located in the historic district of Old Żoliborz in Warsaw. This charming villa, with a rich history dating back to the 1930s, offers a unique shopping experience. Żoliborz is a picturesque neighbourhood known for its beautiful shores along the Vistula River. It played a significant role during the Warsaw Uprising and remains a symbol of hope and resilience. Explore the stunning nature, atmospheric streets and pre-war villas surrounded by old trees while enjoying the artistic atmosphere, delightful cafes and small restaurants that make this district a favourite among artists and art enthusiasts.
Ricci Home Design
Via Circonvallazione 90, Riccione, Italy
Discover Ricci HD, an innovative destination for interior design and furniture in Riccione. With a rich history dating back to 1948, the store now boasts four floors of design and art. Located in the vibrant city of Riccione, a renowned seaside resort with fashionable boutiques, beautiful parks and a captivating coastline, you can explore cultural attractions like the Gallery of Modern Art and indulge in the city's culinary delights.
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 13, Vaasa, Finland
Step into Door Home & Lounge Bar, a haven of relaxation and inspiration. Browse through the thoughtfully curated interior design shop, showcasing a selection of furniture and objects. Combine your shopping with a relaxing moment at their Lounge Bar, where you can unwind with a refreshing drink. Located in Vaasa, a vibrant coastal city in Finland known for its stunning landscapes and strong maritime heritage, you can experience the lively atmosphere of the market square while shopping, dining and taking in a captivating blend of modern and historical architecture.
Vughterstraat 278, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Discover the captivating world of MisterDesign, housed in the historic 'Pompen & Verlouw' building, once a Ford garage. Besides shopping for inspiring designs pieces, you can indulge in a delightful lunch at the restaurant or take in a ceramics workshop. Across the street, The Gallery on Wilhelminaplein offers more inspiration with its panoramic view of Bossche Broek nature reserve. Explore Den Bosch, known for its cultural and historical landmarks, including St John's Cathedral and the enchanting Binnendieze river.
Ijzerenwaag 12A, Antwerp, Belgium
gæst is a vibrant interior design shop celebrated for its sustainable and colourful collection of furniture, lighting and accessories. Nestled in the fashion district of Antwerpen, this hidden gem is housed in a former monastery, infusing the shopping experience with a touch of history. Explore the lively surroundings, where trendy boutiques, cosy cafés and the prestigious MoMu Museum is just a stone's throw away.
Honey Building Aoyama 1F, 3-35-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
ILLUMS Aoyama store is shop that seamlessly blends the Japanese concepts of "Inei Raisan" and "Wabi-Sabi" with Nordic design, incorporating cutting-edge technology. Embracing the notion of enjoying the superfluous, it offers a wide range of Nordic furniture rarely found elsewhere. Located in Aoyama, adjacent to the trendy Harajuku and Omotesando areas, it is surrounded by fashionable stores and showcases the latest in Japanese fashion and food. Don't miss the opportunity to explore this bustling area, including a visit to the serene Meiji Shrine.
Järve Towers, Järve 2, Tallinn, Estonia
ELKE Mööbel offers a curated selection of interior design from renowned brands. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023, ELKE Mööbel has established itself as a prominent advocate of Scandinavian design. Located in the modern Järve Towers, the spacious store showcases latest trends and timeless pieces. Explore Tallinn, renowned for its well-preserved medieval old town featuring cobblestone streets, ancient squares and historic architecture. Complete your visit with the bohemian ambiance of Telliskivi Creative City, offering a multitude of cafes and restaurants.
Taipei AnHe, No. 53, Section 1, Anhe Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan
Store Marais is a unique concept store that harmoniously combines Nordic lifestyle with home retail as well as dessert dining. By featuring classic Danish brands alongside a global selection, Store Marais aims to showcase the seamless integration of design and lifestyle, providing customers with a first-hand experience of the Nordic philosophy. Located in Taipei's bustling Da'an District, the capital and financial centre of Taiwan, Store Marais is surrounded by large department stores, charming alleys, diverse shops and cultural arts, offering a multifaceted glimpse into local life.
No. 38, Section 5, Minsheng E Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan
Since 2013, DESIGN BUTIK has been a proud importer of Nordic design brands in Taiwan. Inspired by a trip to Denmark where design seamlessly integrates into everyday life, the founder established a curated shop in Taipei featuring renowned Scandinavian brands. DESIGN BUTIK believes that design should be intertwined with people's lives to fully appreciate its beauty. Situated in Taipei's Songshan District, specifically in the vibrant Minsheng community, the area is perfect for savouring a street-side coffee, exploring designer wear and visiting art galleries.