On family summer trips to Malmö when I was younger, there were always ritual visits to Lilla Torg, where we would enjoy a pizza at the corner pizzeria and walk around the cobblestone square. As I grew older, I recall visits to the Form/Design Center, located in a historic & atmospheric former industrial (granary) space. I always loved immediately entering the building, walking on well preserved rich wooden floors & visually drinking in the aesthetics of the interior. I’ve always had a thing for creative & well executed adaptive reuse of industrial spaces & Sweden is rich with examples of such conversions.
In the Center there is also a cozy cafe with many magazines & now as a parent I can take full appreciation of the thoughtful play space situated beside the tables. My son thrilled at the opportunity to play on the train table earlier this year on a chilly February afternoon as we were able to have some coffee, a bit of dialogue & relaxation.
Read more about the history of the center (in English) here. I highly recommend a stop at the Center during any visit to Malmö (always check their open hours on their website), both to enjoy the design, exhibits & space as well as surrounding Lilla Torg & neighboring Stortorget, both popular areas for visitors & locals alike, for good reason.