A couple weeks back I embarked on a fantastic trip to Skåne, the southern suggestion of Sweden, next an invitation from the community tourism board Pay a visit to Skåne. I was enthusiastic simply because the only issue I understood about Skåne so far was its largest town: Malmö. I traveled a few years back to discover the town and its lively structure scene. This time my mission was comparable, nonetheless broader. I was likely to check out Malmö, Trelleborg and Helsingborg and go to the new structure festival, the Southern Sweden Style Times.
Minor did I know how beautiful and picturesque Skåne is. My first days I expended in the vicinity of Trelleborg, in the southern suggestion of the area. It is there wherever you can essentially check out the southernmost place of Sweden and just take in the clean sea breeze and the eco-friendly landscape. In fact in this period the landscape is all inexperienced and yellow with rapeseed fields all to the horizon.
What I liked about the Trelleborg spot was its close proximity to Malmö, and nevertheless you felt like definitely out at the countryside – even even though it was a mere 20 minutes drive by auto from the town. I have three particular highlights from that region: Slättarps Gård, a farm-turned-strategy retail outlet in the midst of fertile fields with a good restaurant the chic and new Weinbergs Lodge with a great restaurant and Axatorpsgården, a dreamy Bed & Breakfast in which I was remaining (but I will explain to you more about this 1 is a separate blog publish).
Malmö was its brilliant self as typical – this town variety of mixes Swedish and Danish vibes, but it also feels really cosmopolitan. And sunny days are the very best in city – it is as if all people is outside the house taking pleasure in the sunshine and delicate temperatures. My mission was to go and stop by this year’s Southern Sweden Structure Times, which are scattered all-around the city in different areas. In between I required to quit in one of my beloved minimal eating places in town: Noir. And just just after a good chunk & vino, I stopped at Olsson & Gerthel, a store packed with Scandinavian style that usually makes my coronary heart skip a conquer.
The rest of the working day I put in exploring the innovative scene and styles from southern Sweden. I liked the colorful and playful patterns of Swedish Ninja as perfectly as the attractive outdoor home furniture assortment of Nola. Speaking of outdoor (and indoor why not): the picket bench by designer Marc Hoogendijk would be undoubtedly my selection if I had room!
Yet another great discovery was the function of youthful Swedish Artist Elsa Unnegård. She showcased a stool created of burnt wood that looks like driftwood, but is in actuality sculpted by her. I discovered it very sculptural, quite artsy – nonetheless functional, as you can genuinely use it as a stool. Also I loved to see a mix of organic shapes, resources, colours as opposed to functional, fashionable furniture that stems from what they contact ‘technomimicry’, mimicking and seeking inspiration in technological patterns. I noticed some plant options as well – of program. Skandiform showcased the Allé Corner place dividers that are basically clever plant stands to framework spaces with plant divisions.
Also for those people of you imagining of Malmö as a nice journey destination (and I encourage you to insert it your journey bucket checklist): being in the Duxiana Hotel is a excellent option: you are tremendous central and you will slumber like a baby in their astounding beds!
The past component of my Skåne journey introduced me to Helsingborg, a 50 minutes travel north of Malmö. The metropolis is vivid and has a wonderful coastline to take pleasure in (windy) walks, adorable coffee destinations like the Bruket Kaffebar, remarkable places to eat like the Sillen & Makrillen overlooking the Öresund, as well as a very funky hotel: the Vault Lodge!
But when in Helsingborg, I stimulate you to generate out to the encompassing countryside, as the nature is stunning and the soil listed here has a large amount of clay which resulted in a person of Sweden’s oldest and most standard pottery factories: the Wallåkra Stoneware Manufacturing facility. There I experienced the amazing opportunity to get back again to the potter’s wheel after so numerous years and throw my very own very little piece of the quite normal Skåne clay. I am curious to see the very little bud vase when it’s fired and comes listed here in Berlin. Close by you can also end at the ‘Tomatenshus’, a tomato developing farm, that grows amazingly delightful tomatoes. And indeed, I received hungry there too – so just following doors is the cafe Miss Alice Kroog & Delikatesser and their signature dish is: tomato pie! Of course, go for it! Oh certainly!!
From Helsingborg I stated goodbye to Skåne by getting the ferry and environment about to Helsingør in Denmark. But that is a further story to be explained to. For now I hope you enjoyed the very little tour of Skåne and its lively places and style and design scene. See you before long at the Axatorpsgården Bed & Breakfast here on the blog!
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Photography by Igor Josifovic-Kemper