Östra Drottninggatan, Gävle

Commissioner: Gävle kommun
Landscape Architects: Karavan
Designers: David Taylor, Broberg & Ridderstråle
Completion: 2020


Renovation and design of the pedestrian street Östra Drottninggatan in central Gävle, Sweden, designed by the landscape architecture office Karavan. There is a great variation in the surrounding architecture, built in different times and styles. Karavan has tied the environment together using a specially designed, carpet-like pattern guiding the pedestrians between shops, seated areas and greenery. Armchairs, chairs, park benches and tables from Nola has been used throughout the project, placed in smaller groups along the street, creating small rooms for rest and social interactions.

Frank armchair äis designed by David Taylor. In this project Karavan combined Frank with tables and child seats from our Parco furniture range, designed by Broberg & Ridderstråle. Photo: Jann Lipka.

Crafted in 100% recyclable sand-cast aluminium, Frank combines sustainability and style.⁠ Photo: Jann Lipka.

Just as the name suggests, the Frank furniture group makes a straightforward statement. The chair and park bench are accessible and inclusive, offering higher seats and longer armrests to provide support for those less able. The child's chair offers rest for shorter legs. Photo: Jann Lipka.