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What we know about Gamla Stan

We can confidently say that we here at LINUM are strong on patterns. Our talented design team draw our motifs by hand, often drawing inspiration straight from our beautiful capital, Stockholm.

A few years ago LINUM re-branded itself, with the aim of creating a more contemporary, urban and timely feel. We wanted to upgrade our look and reach a new level of design. As part of this comprehensive process, for a period of time we put a strong focus on new patterns, finding motifs in our own backyard.

On the left we see the tower of Stockholm City Hall, captured by landscape photographer Mats Lindfors

 

The GAMLA STAN cushion cover is a graphic pattern with beautiful colourplay that highlights the contrasts between the curves. Its inviting motif evokes traditional roof tiles, but also classically paved street cobbles. GAMLASTAN is one of LINUM’s more eye-catching cushion covers, with its colour and shapes both offering something of the unexpected.

 

What to see in Gamla Stan, tip 1

Stockholm’s Gamla Stan is full of wonderful features and funny little sights. On a building’s façade, for example, you might suddenly chance upon a devil’s head pulling a face at passers-by, or find small, exquisitely sculpted statues that have sought out eye-contact with visitors to the area through the centuries. In other words, when visiting Gamla Stan be sure to take your camera – you won’t be short on inspiration.

Rosenbad, seat of the Swedish government, stands in a beautiful spot by the waters of Stockholms Ström

 

The GAMLA STAN cushion cover series also features the smaller STOCKHOLM, in the rectangular 40x60cm size. This cushion cover is available in two colourways, and its design is reminiscent of a bird’s-eye view of central Stockholm, of water between islands. The cushion cover is made of 100% cotton and is easy to wash at 40 degrees. We recommend ironing the cushion cover after washing, so that it regains its original shape.

 

What to see in Gamla Stan, tip 2

Gamla Stan is home to many impressive churches, including Stockholm Cathedral, in which no fewer than three royal weddings took place between 2010 and 2015. However, the Riddarholmen Church is where all of Sweden’s monarchs – except Queen Christina – were laid to rest. In the German Church, or St Gertrude’s as it is also known, which is situated almost exactly in the middle of the island, most services are held in German. The church has been a hub for Germans in Stockholm ever since the 1500s, when it was founded and dedicated to travelling merchants and shipping.

The Slussen interchange, which links Gamla Stan with its southern neighbour, Södermalm, is currently under reconstruction.

 

A small favourite in LINUM’s assortment is the KARLAPLAN cushion cover, not least because the area it is named after is home to our showroom and office. Karlaplan, with its beautiful park plaza and turn-of-the-century architecture, is one of Östermalm’s hubs. This cushion cover captures the area’s rhythm and buzz, while maintaining a high level of sophistication.

 

What to see in Gamla Stan, tip 3

Gamla Stan is teeming with small holes in the wall that offer a small but carefully selected assortment of goods. These include antiques shops, exclusive children’s clothing stores, small bakeries and galleries. You can spend an entire day criss-crossing its little alleyways and passages, without GPS. As Gamla Stan is an island there’s no need for any map: no matter which way you go, sooner or later you will reach water. This means there is absolutely no risk to going off the beaten track – in fact, it’s to be recommended!


 

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Create a nuanced yet harmonious feel in your space by mixing creative patterns with single-coloured home textiles in different fabrics. The individual colour accents in GAMLA STAN, SKEPPSBRON and STOCKHOLM also feature in timeless single-colour design favourites from elsewhere in LINUM’s assortment, making it easy for you to create your own perfect combination that matches your individual style and taste.

<h2 class="title h2 js-dynamic-title">Unite the colourful and the monochrome</h2>

Unite the colourful and the monochrome

Create a nuanced yet harmonious feel in your space by mixing creative patterns with single-coloured home textiles in different fabrics. The individual colour accents in GAMLA STAN, SKEPPSBRON and STOCKHOLM also feature in timeless single-colour design favourites from elsewhere in LINUM’s assortment, making it easy for you to create your own perfect combination that matches your individual style and taste.