Design shops and outlets
In Småland we create based on the materials we have at hand. Solid craftsmanship is combined with good design. Traditions live on and enter new phases. Today, it is often possible for you to watch the production as well as buying your favourite pieces of design, directly at the manufacturer.
Boda Smide is from the heyday of the Småland glassworks in the 50s and 60s and builds on old smithing and glass traditions in Småland. All forging production takes place today in Virserum in Småland. Through a historic collaboration with recognized Swedish artists and designers, we create unique, beautiful and atmospheric products of iron and glass with a timeless character. Chandeliers, candlesticks and candle lanterns from Boda Smide are made of heavy, sullen iron, hammered with mana power and light, airy glass, blown with the breath. Both redeemed from the same element, fire.
The Kingdom of Crystal
The Kingdom of Crystal is perfect for buying quality design. All glassworks have an outlet or small shop where you can buy from a wide sortiment at a good price. Each glasswork has its distinctive character and unique designers.
Liljeholmens stearine factory in Oskarshamn has produced candles made 100% out of stearine since 1839. It is the world's largest factory in its kind and in also one of Sweden's oldest companies still in operation. You can buy Liljeholmen's candles at good prices in their factory shop.
Guldtackan in Tranås breed Gotland sheep for leather and meat production. They have been awarded many prices for their silky-soft leather, which they turn into hats, gloves, jackets and more.
IKEA Museum shop
IKEA Museum in Älmhult is the world's only IKEA museum, and here you will find out more about IKEA's roots. In the museum shop you find items with "IKEA-feeling", that can't be found anywhere else. Sometimes they even have IKEA vintage.
Kallfeldts läder is located in Nissafors in the Gnosjö-area. Here, leather and skin products of many different kinds are produced. In the factory shop you immediately feel the scent of leather and you can go on a guided tour and buy leather products from the factory.
Lessebo Handpappersbruk has been making fine handmade stationery for nearly 300 years, perfecting the craft since 1719 in an eco-friendly way. Here you can buy the same kind of paper that author Vilhelm Moberg wrote on, padded envelopes or water colour paper. In the summers they have guided tours, a waffle cafe and you can have a look in their shop.
In Skeppshult, goods have been casted since 1906. Today, they are the only remaining foundry in Scandinavia that cast household goods in iron. The factory shop sells all kinds of goods that are manufactured here. Imagine having a real, cast iron frying pan or flat bar.
Gränsö Slotts Ljustöperi
Visit Gränsö Castle Candle Workshop (Gränsö Slotts Ljustöperi) where high-quality handmade candles are produced in small batches. The classic Swedish taper candles bring a radiant shine to everyday life. They also offer candles with motifs for all festive occasions.
A genuine family business that has created leather bags since 1947. A wide range of briefcases, handbags, purses, belts and more. The famous bat chairs are also made here. Factory outlet.
Award winning design - famous lamp designs such as Manhattan, Siluett and Cymbal. And not least Cumulus, which hangs in many fancy places, for example Harrods in London. The business is located in the village Herråkra, and the glass used for the lamps is blown, obviously, in the Kingdom of Crystal. Outlet in Herråkra.