TAF Arkitektkontor has been commissioned to redesign the various different public spaces. This Stockholm-based design studio was established in 2002 by renowned designers Gabriella Gustafsson and Mattias Ståhlbom. In 2017 they were awarded several prizes and titles, including “Outdoor furniture of the year” by Elle Décoration Sweden, and “Designer of the year” by both Form Magazine and the Bruno Mathsson Foundation, a major icon of Swedish design.

The Café Suédois has also had a makeover. Carried out by the team currently working on the new restaurant and café at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, scheduled to reopen in autumn 2018, the design for the Café Suédois is intended to be a foretaste of its future big sister in Stockholm. Following the success of the A New Layer project, combining traditional Taiwanese lacquer work with a contemporary aesthetic, the designer Matti Klenell, the TAF Arkitektkontor studio, the graphic designer Stina Löfgren and the ceramicist Carina Seth Andersson worked together to apply the formula to Swedish traditions. The manager of the Café Suédois, Anna Nordenmark, continues to focus on local organic produce and homemade food, and will also be adding some new dishes to the menu.

New features are also on the way in our communication media, with a special app you can download before your visit and a new presentation for the permanent exhibition with detailed texts accompanying each work on display explaining its origins, introducing the artist, and sometimes including anecdotes and unusual details