You know sometimes when things show up in your life at the same time you get this feeling that it is meant to be noticed. This time it was a work mate that started talking about a shop in Gothenburg, then a visit at a friend in the same city and a walk past this certain shop and finally a mention of the shop in my monthly magazine Elle Interior (Swedish november issue). And the shop is Artilleriet in Gothenburg. When walking past it offcourse we had to go inside and it is a beautiful place with alot of strong furniture classics blended with an eclectic sense. In Elle Interior they were showing for example the Diamond Light designed by Eric Therner and it can be ordered in their webshop. Other beautiful things in their stock is the Tom Dixon Etch Web Light. See them both below. Have a special love for lighting right now when it gets dark around 16 hrs already.
Diamond Light by Eric Therner (photo from artilleriet.se)
Gothenburg is a nice city though it is quite chilly, rainy and windy. A perfect place to sneak in to warm and cosy shops.
The Dixon lamp in action in the shop (photo by me)
The Grasshopper lamp, another classic designed by Greta Grossman in the 1940’s (photo by me).
Read more about Greta and her work here. She is an interesting designer that is not much talked about, quite unfairly. She was born in 1906 in the south of Sweden, trained at Konstfack in Stockholm and had a career in both Europe and America.
Classic Thonet chair and black and white colour setting (photo by me).
Friend Emma and daughter Alice checking the counter at Artilleriet in Gothenburg.