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Designer T-Michael’s clothes are not only sold in Bergen, but in Oslo too. His Norwegian Rain brand is available in many shops at home and abroad. Photo: Niklas Nyman
Designer T-Michael’s clothes are not only sold in Bergen, but in Oslo too. His Norwegian Rain brand is available in many shops at home and abroad. Photo: Niklas Nyman

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Designer T-Michael’s Bergen

The suits and clothes of tailor and designer T-Michael are instantly recognizable. They are funky yet also impeccably classic. He’s also the designer at Norwegian Rain, makers of stylish and functional outerwear designed for the Nordic climate. Here are his top tips on his hometown of Bergen.

This is T-Michael

Full name: Michael T Nartey
Lives: Central Bergen
Family: 2 cool kids
Occupation: Designer and tailor
Social media: @TmichaelBergen @Norwegianrain

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Bergen’s best restaurants

Lysverket
Serves four-course and seven-course menus designed around seasonal ingredients. You’ll get plenty of seafood. 

Rasmus Meyers allé 9, Bergen
lysverket.no

Lysverket restaurant in Bergen. Photo: Line Thit KleinBare Vestland
The restaurant Bare Vestland serves what they call Vestland tapas. According to the menu, this means flatbrød, herring, mackerel, pork knuckle, meatloaf, plukkfisk and many other Norwegian specialties. Finish off your tapas with some local cheeses. 

Vågsallmenningen 1
barevestland.no

Allmuen Bar & Bistro
New restaurant that went down well with the food critic in Bergens Tidende for its locally sourced food, drinks and good atmosphere. 

Valkendorfsgaten 1B
allmuenbistro.no

Best places for a glass of wine or a cocktail 

Apollon
Apollon was – and is – a record shop. As record sales fell, though, the owners decided to make sure their visitors could have a beer, coffee or soda while browsing the selection of vinyl. 

Nygårdsgaten 2
apollon.no 

Muskedunder
This bar aims to please serving house cocktails, wine and craft beer to the sound of good music. The interior is designed by Vera & Kyte. 

Foreningsgaten 1
facebook.com/pg/Muskedunder 

T-Michael runs the Norwegian Rain brand together with Alexander Helle (left).

Beste butikker

Lot 333
Offers a range of labels, including Stine Goya, Oliver Spencer and T-Michael’s own design, Norwegian Rain.

Kong Oscars gate 18
lot333.wordpress.com

Second love
Vintagebutikk med trendy sortiment.

Østre Skostredet 2

T-Michael
Flagship store for the designer’s own clothes, including Norwegian Rain, at Tårnplass in Bergen. 

Christian Michelsens gate 1

The Terminus Hotel in Bergen, with its classic façade.

Best hotel 

Hotel Teminus
T-Michael describes the Hotel Terminus as “old school.” And that’s quite an appropriate description. The hotel opened in 1928 and its interiors are far from minimalistic.  The hotel offers rooms of all sizes, including a suite, and is also home to a whisky bar. 

Zander Kaaes gate 6
grandterminus.no 

A fun thing to do in Bergen

Play pétanque in the park in front of Landmark.


Text: Inga Ragnhild Holst

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