Speaking about Asplund (in my previous post), our last stop on the Design Bloggers United Stockholm Tour was at their store. Asplund had invited us for dinner together with three of their talented designers, so we got to spend our Friday night in beautiful surroundings, indulging in a delicious Turkish buffet, listening to interesting stories from Anya Sebton, Eva Lilja Löwenhielm and Johan Ridderstråle about their design process and inspirations. A wonderful end to our tour!
These pictures were taken by Riikka Kantinkoski//Weekdaycarnival during our evening there. As you can see, the whole store is full of inspiring still lifes, built from the best of Scandinavian and international contemporary design objects and furniture.
I just read a very interesting article in the latest issue of Residence about the story behind Asplund, how it all started as a gallery for art and design, and how it developed along the way into becoming something of an institution in the Swedish design scene and a must-see on top of the list of every design oriented Stockholm tourist. I was also very happy to learn that the entire Asplund Collection is produced in Sweden, something that is very rare these days when factories and workers in other parts of the world are so much cheaper to use. You can enjoy the full article here (in Swedish).