Scan Magazine, Issue 95, December 2016

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Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  The Best Interior Shops in Norway

Photo: Louise Roe Copenhagen

Photo: Louise Roe Copenhagen

The beauty of getting inspired For the last five years, Vakkert’s mix of minimal Scandinavian and more extravagant European design has brought colour to Stavanger’s urban landscape. Shop owner Evely Oras thinks that every modern city must support its niche boutiques so that people will have places to stop by for inspiration, ask for personal advice and discover their own creative voice.

easier to understand their needs and tastes. A home is a very personal thing – that’s why we need these sorts of places,” says Oras.

By Eirik Elvevold  |  Photos: Vakkert AS

The name Vakkert means ‘beautiful’ in Norwegian, which represents what you will find in the shop: no specific style – just beautiful things. Scandinavian design inspired by calm nature is often blended with more flamboyant items from the rest of Europe.

“Vakkert is often the end station for many customers. They know what they want, and Vakkert’s products stand out,” says owner Evely Oras. Five years ago, Oras opened Vakkert in the city of Stavanger on Norway’s west coast where she had always missed an interior design shop with the right details and service. Ever since, the focus has been on atmosphere 16  |  Issue 95  |  December 2016

and variety, making sure that everyone can find exactly what they need to feel at home. “Since the very beginning we’ve been selling certain brands that are hard to find. After working here for some years, I’ve gotten to know many of the customers personally. That has made it much

Scandinavian with a twist

“The Scandinavian style is simple and clean, with bright, light colours. Here in the north, many people seek that cosy,

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