Stockholm Metro Art!

Stockholm Metro Art!

Stockholm has an extensive underground train network (called the 'Tunnelbana') which was opened to the public back in 1950. As well as being super efficient (as you would expect in Scandinavia!), it hides a wonderful array of unique street art. As you can see from these pictures, the artwork is on a spectacular scale, and beautifully integrated with the industrial functionality of the station facilities. We love the creativeness and bold approach that the city has taken - this really is art for the people, with hundreds of thousands of people viewing the art each day. 

Per Olaf Ultveldt created these beautiful, bold vine and floral motifs at Stockholm's T-Centralen station in 1975, with the aim of creating a sense of calm for commuters.

Per Olaf Ultveldt created these beautiful, bold vine and floral motifs at Stockholm's T-Centralen station in 1975, with the aim of creating a sense of calm for commuters.

In 1977, Ulrik Samuelson transformed Kungsträdgården station into an underground garden to reflect the rich history of this Stockholm suburb and the former 17th-century Makalos palace, built on the same site for one of Sweden’s most famous families, before being destroyed in 1825 following a fire.  Photo credit: Lola Akinmade Åkerström

In 1977, Ulrik Samuelson transformed Kungsträdgården station into an underground garden to reflect the rich history of this Stockholm suburb and the former 17th-century Makalos palace, built on the same site for one of Sweden’s most famous families, before being destroyed in 1825 following a fire.  Photo credit: Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Spectacular blood red rock ceiling at Solna Centralen station. Photo credit: Flickr.com/ Tobias Lindman)

Spectacular blood red rock ceiling at Solna Centralen station. Photo credit: Flickr.com/ Tobias Lindman)

Rainbow flag painting portrayed at Stockholm’s Stadion metro station. Photo credit: Kevin Kee Pil Cho/imagebank.sweden.se)

Rainbow flag painting portrayed at Stockholm’s Stadion metro station. Photo credit: Kevin Kee Pil Cho/imagebank.sweden.se)

 An unusual 'emergency exit' sign! Photo credit by: achitizer.com

 An unusual 'emergency exit' sign! Photo credit by: achitizer.com

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Head chef Jamie Lee

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