Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Iris Hantverk catalogue

Iris Hantverk is a Swedish organisation that has been employing blind and sight impaired persons to make high quality household items since 1903. Perhaps some of you have heard of them or at least seen their brushes or other products? I personally think they are wonderful. And after seeing their new catalogue, I like them even more! It's styled by Cia Wedin, shot by Anna Kern and designed by Anna Larsson.

Anyway, the Swedish government has decided to discontinue their benefits towards Iris Hantverk, so now they have to make it on their own. I'd be really sad to see them go, so please, if you can, show your support by buying something from Iris Hantverk. They have two stores in Stockholm, one in Kungsgatan 55, and one in Västerlånggatan 24. If you don't live in Stockholm they have lots of retailers abroad. They are planning a webshop, but until then you can find some of their products online for example here.


  • Benjamin says:

    Tyvärr verkar det inte som att något de skapat säljs i webbshopen. Jag hittar bara olika hjälpmedel och produkter på för synskadade, inga borstar eller dylikt från bilderna ovan alls!

    2011-09-30 | 13:50:04
    URL: http://benber.se
  • Jimmy Schönning HEM says:

    Sopkvast som alltid kan stå framme, det gillar vi!

    2011-09-30 | 14:01:51
    URL: http://www.jimmyschonning.com/webshop
  • Ylva Skarp says:

    Iris har många återförsäljare och egen butik på Kungsgatan och i Gamla Stan. Jättefina butiker! En gång i tiden jobbade jag där och där såldes mina första alster.... Så tack till Iris (butiken hette då Svenskt Hantverk).

    2011-09-30 | 16:11:28
    URL: http://ylvaskarp.se
  • Emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Benjamin, hoppsan så det kan gå när man är stressad! Ursäkta misstaget, jag har rättat till det nu.

    2011-09-30 | 16:15:00
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Roberta says:

    So sad to hear this. I have been to their shops and will check out their web shop as soon as it is online.

    I love their products and the idea behind them. Thanks for the heads up.

    2011-09-30 | 16:39:27
  • studio karin says:

    Bra inlägg! Känner igen borstarna, har både fått och köpt själv tror jag... Ska definitivt stödköpa mer :)

    2011-09-30 | 21:18:23
    URL: http://studiokarin.blogspot.com
  • Hannah says:

    That's so neat!! :)

    2011-09-30 | 22:01:29
    URL: http://www.bloglovin.com
  • Anna G. says:

    Deras produkter är verkligen fina! Min mammas farföräldrar var båda blinda sen födseln och gammelfarmor band borstar i hela sitt liv. Jag undrar om de såldes av Iris hantverk... har aldrig tänkt på att fråga inser jag nu!

    2011-10-01 | 10:10:12
    URL: http://lamaisondannag.blogspot.com/
  • mrswoo says:

    It would be nice if there were some working links to those Iris Hantwerk pictures.

    I love their products and have a number of them but they not that easy to find in London.

    Keep up the good work with your blog .

    2011-10-01 | 10:32:05
  • Emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    mrswoo, which links aren't working for you? If you click on the word "catalogue" it should take you there. Isn't it working for you?

    2011-10-01 | 17:05:35
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Maire says:

    All my support for them - I really hope everything works out and they can continue the great work. The Finnish company Sokeva Käsityö makes similar products as well, they're renewing their collection and it looks so great.


  • tinajo says:

    I like their products - hope they will be able to stay in business! :-)

    2011-10-02 | 19:15:48
    URL: http://www.tinajoathome.blogspot.com/
  • caroline Anderson says:

    Really nice products and have a look in the new store Kardelen, in Malmö, they will sell some of them.


    2011-10-03 | 09:12:58
    URL: http://www.lokal54.blogspot.com
  • Daniel says:

    Sad to hear, love their products!

    2011-10-03 | 11:16:18
    URL: http://www.letmebeinspired.com/
  • Inga Rún says:

    This looks really good. I really hope they stay in business!

    2011-10-03 | 11:36:48
    URL: http://ingaruns.blogspot.com/
  • Anna. says:

    bra inlägg

    2011-10-03 | 15:34:10
    URL: http://passande.blogspot.com
  • Elin says:

    Kicka gärna in på min nyuppstartade inredningsblogg HomeHarmony.blogg.se kram

    2011-10-04 | 17:02:22
    URL: http://homeharmony.blogg.se/
  • Manini says:

    I am still obessed with you blog

    Emma and yeah I finally started my blog:-)Thank you kindly for the tips.I will email you before the end of the week.xxx

    2011-10-04 | 20:23:25
    URL: http://www.detailtwentyfour.com
  • DesignBreak says:

    Dear Emma,

    Just wanted to say I'm obsessed with your oh so stunning blog!

    Sending a sunny smile from Israel,


    2011-10-05 | 13:09:15
    URL: http://www.designbreakonline.com/
  • Mikkili.com says:

    I heard yellow is the new pink. Beautiful those yellow details

    2011-10-05 | 20:49:51
    URL: http://www.mikkili.com
  • Emma says:

    For people living in the UK, you can buy some of the products from Iris Hantverk here:


    2011-10-06 | 10:28:28
  • Skridskoänkans glada dagar says:

    Det där hemmet känns bekant. Minns den goda maten som jag fick då.

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