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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.
Last updated 21 March 2022
Gunillaberg dans le Småland
Profitez de l'art et des installations dans le jardin créés par l'artiste Tage Andersen.
Photo: Anna Hållams / Destination Jönköping
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.Gunillaberg, Bottnaryd
The 'Pernilla 3' chair designed by Swedish furniture designer Bruno Mathsson, seen in his former home Södra Kull in Småland. The chairs Mathsson designed have become immensely popular, and it is said that his aim was to provide a new way of sitting, suitable for modern times.
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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.Bruno Mathsson Center, Värnamo
Virserums Konsthall, Småland
Virserums Konsthall is an art museum portraying a different image of Sweden, located in the countryside of Småland.
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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.Virserums Konsthall
Glowing glass mass in a sand mold at the Kosta Boda studio.
Photo: Markus Crépin Sundström/Destination Småland
Glasriket – a wonderland of glass
‘The Kingdom of Crystal’ – Glasriket – invites you to experience renowned glassworks via a range of activities – and ample opportunity to stock up on some iconic Swedish decor.Glasriket – a wonderland of glass
IKEA Museum, Småland
The IKEA museum in Älmhult, Småland, tells the story of Sweden's famous home furnishing brand.
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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.IKEA Museum in Älmhult
Vandalorum is a museum for regional, Swedish and international contemporary art and design set in four barns in Småland.
Photo: John Nelander/Smålands Turism
Vandalorum Art and Design Museum, Värnamo
With up to fifteen exhibitions per year, this prominent art museum set in four barns in Småland will not disappoint.Vandalorum Art and Design Museum, Värnamo
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