Known for their sleek minimalist designs, the Swedish have always been admired for their aesthetic (and their ability to flat-pack!), so when a restaurant and bar opened in the historic centre of Gamla Stan in Stockholm with a “Swedish” country pub feel it immediately got my attention. The Flying Elk, a restaurant and bar borrowing from traditional Swedish design and bringing it into the present day, is a combination of rich wood panelling, patinated copper panels and warm intimate lighting with the atmosphere akin to a weathered bar in the Swedish wilderness. Contrast is given in the seating with the addition the clean lines and design restraint the Scandinavian’s are famous for, which together with the traditional elements, ensure that The Flying Elk is the best of Swedish design both past and present.
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