In Värnamo, the famous Småland entrepreneurship is combined with strong design awareness. The results speak for themselves: in town you can visit both Bruno Mathsson and Källemo – two of the foremost furniture design companies in Scandinavia. The art and design center Vandalorum is a must for all those interested in architecture and art.
Next to the park Apladalen stands Bruno Mathsson International, a centre festuring Mathsson´s parental home and his first glass building, his office, his studio, and much of his fantastic furniture.
The design hotel Scandic Värnamo is a must for all those interested in architecture and furnishing. The seven storey functionalist building was designed by the Danish architect Bent Jørgen Jørgensen and offers a wealth of beautiful details.
Since Vandalorum opened in 2011, it has hosted a number of exhibitions that combine art and design – and sometimes explore the borderland between them. It also has a museum shop and the museum restaurant Syltan, which serves creatively prepared food and refreshments.
Källemo is one of Scandinavias foremost furniture-design companies. Here the motto is that the furniture should "stand the wear of the eyes". Sven Lundh, the founder of Källemo, has throughout his many years of uncompromising effort, developed new approaches and quality concepts within Scandinavian furniture design.