Stockholm's design delights

From subway stations to street art to children's playgrounds, the capital of Sweden offers a rainbow of inspiring spaces and places

In Stockholm, places and spaces are designed to inspire and delight.

As I was gazing in admiration at a collection of paintings, I became suddenly aware that the room lighting had changed. The shades covering the grand arched windows, which I had not noticed until then, were scrolling upwards.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 13, 2019, with the headline 'Stockholm's design delights'. Print Edition | Subscribe