Ab Småland is a concept store located in the heart of Malmö. While walking through one of the main pedestrian streets of the city, Södra Förstadsgatan, the wooden benches, and large flower pots make you feel like you are very welcome to come inside. That is the entrance of Ab Smaland, a space that combines various goals – from the organic cafe to the second-hand furniture and fashion store.
A trip to Malmo is one of the best opportunities to get to know the modern Swedish aesthetics in practice. Wandering the streets, you will see plenty of furniture stores, florists, perfumeries, boutiques or bookstores. All of them are fascinating due to the minimalistic interior design, simple decors, and Nordic colors.
So what makes Ab Småland different from the many intriguing places to discover in Malmo? It’s the idea to combine all of these specializations in the one carefully designed store offering visitors a wide range of services with a common concept: a pure, minimalistic, Scandinavian simplicity.
Just behind the entrance door to Ab Småland, there is a café offering raw sandwiches and snacks. Large wooden tables can be found in a few rooms, and shelves with books and lush vegetation surround each of them.
Take a look at the small flower shop on the right. Here you can buy succulents, cacti and other plants beautifully displayed in large pots.
At the back of the ground floor is a shop with natural cosmetics, clothing, accessories, and home décor. I was surprised mainly by the area with beauty products – the smells of the organic ingredients are just terrific! The genial idea is to leave the own soaps in the toilet – the smell of pepper and sandalwood can be addicted. It’s probably difficult for everyone to exit the shop without buying one of them.
Ab Småland – apart from a cafe and a store – is also a meeting spot where creative workshops are held. Anyone can join the process of creating new things from recycled materials. On the first floor, there are rooms filled with antiques, used furniture, paintings, and photographs.
Ab Småland is an unusual place not just on the Malmo map, but in general. The crew has created the inviting atmosphere of the place, offering customers a variety of sensations and also taking care of their comfort and needs. The products are not the cheapest ones, but the prices in the café are affordable, and I am sure they will attract many creative minds who will spend a few hours in the green environment with pleasure.
Ab Småland lifestyle concept store – how to get there
Södra Förstadsgatan 25-27
Ab Småland Online
Do you know any other places with a similar concept? Let me know which one do you recommend the most?
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