The SEB Collection
Nordic Masterpieces


Karin Mamma Andersson, "Svanesång" 2016, Oil and acrylic on wood.

Klara Kristalova, On the road, clay.

Klara Kristalova, On the road, clay.

SEB is the leading financial services group in the Nordics, with a long-standing tradition of collecting art. In conjunction with their recent relocation to brand new premises in Arenastaden, located in the northwest of Stockholm, SEB decided to shift their vast collection from classic-traditional to contemporary. The transformation was led by CFHILL. Now, the SEB collection is one of the most extensive of Nordic art, containing many masterpieces by the most acknowledged Scandinavian contemporary artists, along with important works by artist from the 19th and 20th century.

The three buildings in the bank complex each have different themes: The Urbane, Portraits and Mother Earth. In addition, there is a gallery dedicated to the most acclaimed female Swedish artists: Julia Beck, Hilma af Klint, Sigrid Hjertén, Agnes Cleve and Vera Nilsson, among others. The artworks are spread all over the block, of which some are placed in public areas, others only visible for the staff and yet other works which are to be found outdoors, as for instance the playful sculpture-furnitures by Jeppe Hein.