Virserums Konsthall, SmålandPhoto: Virserums Konsthall
6 cultural must-visits in Småland
Småland has a diverse design scene to say the least. Why not create your own glass art in the Kingdom of Crystal? Learn all about the story of IKEA in Älmhult. Or visit the childhood home of a world-renowned Swedish furniture designer. You’ll also find a garden oasis, a rural museum and four barns filled with contemporary art.
Looking for a garden oasis? With spectacular art exhibitions, beautiful gardens and animals straying the fields, the ‘flower king’ and world-renowned Scandinavian designer Tage Andersen has created a magical space at his estate Gunillaberg.
Bruno Mathsson Center, Värnamo
Curious about one of the most prominent Swedish furniture designers of all times? Learn more about Bruno Mathsson’s furniture at the Bruno Mathsson Center, and visit the studio and office where he created many of his designs.
Virserums Konsthall exhibits art on 1,600 m² in the rural town of Virserum. The art museum aims to portray a different image of Sweden, with a more rural focus, while highlighting concepts of gender, class and geography too.
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The Kingdom of Crystal (Glasriket)
Love Swedish design and glass art? Then come to the Kingdom of Crystal (Glasriket) in Southern Småland.
A living room is hanging top down in a huge exhibition hall at the Ikea Museum. 2 visitors look up at it and take pictures. 05
IKEA Museum in Älmhult
Ingvar Kamprad’s idea of making good design affordable for many people grew from being a small mail order company in the forests of Småland to the global phenomenon that is IKEA. Few furniture companies are popular enough to have their own dedicated museum.