In Skåne, the most southern region in Sweden, you will find a wide selection of places where you can admire and shop Scandinavian design in all forms, both from small scale local designers and from the bigger brands and the neighboring Nordic countries. Below are listed a few of the musts for design lovers, but as you browse the shops and boutiques of the region, you will find that the characteristic Scandinavian design vibe is more or less explicitly present all over. Most of the stores are found in Malmö, the largest town in Skåne, but there are also quite a few hidden gems in the smaller towns and in the countryside. 

Formargruppen

Formargruppen

In the centre of Malmö, you will find this beautiful shop, run and owned by a cooperative of local craftsmen and artists, Formargruppen showcases a range of crafts that is constantly changing, but with a perpetual focus on high quality and handmade art products. Here you will find everything from hand printed textiles and ceramics to glass art and silver jewellery, and although all artists have their own style and expression, the typical Scandinavian light and purity is somehow ever-present.

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Blå station

Blå station

In the picturesque little town of Åhus, located on the east coast of Skåne, you will find the showroom of the Swedish furniture brand Blå Station. This family owned company was formed in 1986 by Börge Lindau, who’s name is an acronym for Börge, Lindau and Åhus. The company was born from his desire to put the furniture he liked and longed for into production, and the result has been a varied but coherent line of modern furniture, often centered around birch wood and stainless steel. Fueled by curiosity, and in their own words ”located where the sea is as restless as we are”, Blå Station has continued to produce cutting edge furniture firmly rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition. The showroom in Åhus occupies an old sewing factory, the original ”station” of Blå Station. All the furniture are produced in Sweden.

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Klippans Yllefabrik

Klippans Yllefabrik

In the small town Klippan in north-western Skåne you will find Klippans Yllefabrik - The Wool Factory of Klippan. This place has over 100 years of experience in local wool production and the shelves are filled with the cosiest plaids, blankets, pillows and textiles for kids. Strong colours and genuine materials characterize the selection, and since part of the shop is the factory’s outlet you can sometimes make real bargains here. Allproducts are manufactured using natural materials only, under strict quality control in their own factory. 

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Form och design

Form och design

Right in the middle of Malmö, the third biggest town in Sweden, just a few steps from the busy and picturesque square of Lilla Torg, you will find this veritable hub for all kinds of Scandinavian design. In an old, half-timbered townhouse different exhibitions show a wide variety of ideas and project from the field of design and architecture, ranging from urban planning and interior design to crafts, fashion and illustrations. The Center also offers a program of lectures, workshops and seminars and aims to be meeting point for designers, academics, trade people and the public. In the cosy café you will find a large selection of Swedish and International design periodicals as well as tea, coffee and delicious cakes and sandwiches. In the shop you can browse and shop some of the very best of modern Scandinavian design and also find gems by local artists and designers.

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Marimekko

Marimekko

Founded in 1951, the colorful graphic fabrics from Finnish Marimekko still carries some of that retro vibe while at the same time managing to feel 100% classic and contemporary at the same time. Right in the middle of Malmö, the third biggest town in Sweden, you will find a light and inspiring Marimekko-store selling everything from the Finnish fashion range to textiles by the metre. The shop is located just a stone’s throw away from the cosy square Lilla Torg and chances are you will leave this explosion of colors, prints and patterns inspired, energized and probably not empty-handed. Happy shopping!

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Norrgavel

Norrgavel

Located in central Malmö you will find this Swedish interior design store with a strong focus on sustainability and organic production. The shop is well worth a visit just for the harmonic atmosphere and the understated elegance of the furniture. The unique designs are characterized by simplicity and functionality, epitomizing the very essence of Scandinavian design.  The company describes their core values as being humanistic, existential and organic and Norrgavel aims to change the way we look at furniture.  All furniture are strictly made in natural materials and are certified as organic.

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Olsson & Gerthel

Olsson & Gerthel

Located in central Malmö just a stone’s throw from the square Gustav Adolfs Torg you will find this stylish store interior design store with a wide selection of carefully chosen items. Browse the shelves for small and exquisite details and gifts by Scandinavian designers, or splurge out on an exclusive sofa or a dinner table. Whatever you opt for you can be sure that the quality as well as the design is top notch.  

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Designtorget

Designtorget

Designtorget is a Swedish chain of concept stores, focused on discovering new and talented designers and offering them a platform. Here you find a wide range of interesting interior design with an emphasis on smaller items and gifts. In Malmö, Skåne’s biggest city, you will find Designtorget located right in the centre, on the main pedestrian street.

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Svenssons i Lammhult

Svenssons i Lammhult

Simplicity. Light. Minimalism. Functionality. The Scandinavian design movement that emerged in the 1950’s stems from all the five Nordic countries and has spread all over the world. It represents an aesthetic that is today perceived as timeless, and vintage objects from the 50s are very popular and sought-after. Many of the brands from the 50’s are still in production today and they  meet a demand that seems to be constantly rising. The idea that beautiful and functional every day objects should not only be affordable to the very wealthy, but to everyone, lies at the very core of this movement. The ideological background to this new paradigm was the emergence of the very particular Scandinavian form of social democracy of this era, in combination with new and cheaper materials suddenly being available, making a new kind of mass production possible.

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