I have just returned from our Christmas back home in Stockholm and I was delighted that we managed to visit Millesgården. This creative oasis is another special place I often visited when I grew up in Sweden. It was extra special to show my son Lukas the incredible work by Carl and Olga, especially the sculpture garden. The winter sun provided the most magical light.
The artist home was built in 1908 by sculptor Carl Milles and his wife painter Olga Milles. Millesgården is today a well-renowned museum with an artist home, an antique collection, a vast sculpture garden, an art gallery with a museum shop, and a restaurant.
The artist home on the upper terrace was Milles home and studios during the 1910’s and 1920’s. The adjoining Gallery is characterised by a classical interior with grey marbleised walls and a marble mosaic floor.
When Carl and Olga Milles returned from the USA in 1950, Evert Milles (Carls brother) designed a new house at the lower terrace. The house was named after Carls assistant Anne Hedmark who lived in the house. The furniture and interior is designed by Josef Frank and Estrid Ericson, the founders behind Svenskt Tenn
Milles sculptures can be found across the world but perhaps the most special place is the terraces with steep steps, surrounded by tall pine trees. When you are present in this space you feel a sense of inspiration, creativity and serenity.