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Royal society

— Oslo


This month in our series on independent retail strips we shop for rare Nordic design, good coffee, well-loved books and violins on Thereses gate.

Community, Craft, Neighbourhood business

Thereses gate is a princess among queens. Named after the Swedish princess Therese of Sachsen-Altenburg, the street is surrounded by several past queens of the Swedish royal family: Queen Joséphine of Leuchtenberg, Queen Louise of the Netherlands and Queen Sofia of Nassau all have gates named after them. When the street was built in the late 19th and the early 20th century, Norway still belonged to Sweden, and this is how the Norwegians honoured the Swedish royal family.

Something about Thereses gate, however, sets it above the rest. No other…


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