based in stockholm, set designer and stylist johan svenson has earned his spurs in the realm of fashion and advertising, collaborating with both leading swedish and foreign publications. svenson has now expanded operations and set up shop in södermalm, an area of the swedish capital where shopping has gone to an adventurous next level by way of an increasing number of quirky new shops. the creative's own venture, named fablab, certainly adds up to the neighbourhood's growing reputation. the store occupies a compact ground floor unit of a lowrise 1930s building by architect carl åkerblad, and features an interior that's as equally austere as the façade.
the walls are tiled up – mind you, it's a retained element from the milkshop that was previously housed here – and paired with factory tiles in a red brownish hue. furnishings are simple but befitting fablab's ambition to become the city's mini-hub of cool design and lifestyle products, featuring custom-made modular displays and glass shelving. fablab truly is a labour of love, stocking a rotating collection of items cherry-picked by svenson himself. many brands are exclusive to the store and can't be found anywhere else in the country. currently on the shelves are coveted items such as knitted blankets by eley kishimoto, hôtel costes fragrances, monkey lamps by seletti, yüli cosmetics and japanese bath linen. location: bondegatan 7 [södermalm].