Ab Smaland is a concept store located in the heart of Malmo, Sweden.
While walking through one of the main pedestrian streets of the city, Sodra Forstadsgatan, the wooden benches, and large flower pots, standing in front of the entrance to Ab Smaland, encourage the pedestrians to take a look inside.
A trip to Malmo is one of the best opportunities to get to know the modern Swedish aesthetics in practice. While wandering the streets, you easily notice plenty of furniture stores, florists, perfumeries, boutiques or bookstores. All of them are distinguished by minimalistic interior design, simple decors, and Nordic colors.
What makes Ab Smaland different from many other coffee shops in Malmo? First of all, Ab Smaland combines various goals - from the organic cafe to the second-hand furniture and fashion store. All of those are mixed 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 to Ab Smaland, there is located a small cafe offering craw 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 the large pots.
At the back of the ground floor, there is a shop with natural cosmetics and accessories. I was truly surprised by the area with beauty products - the smells of the organic ingredients are just terrific! The genial idea is to leave their own soaps in the toilet - the smell of pepper mixed with sandalwood can be just addicted. I'd say it's difficult to leave the store without buying one of them.
Ab Smaland works also as a meeting spot where the organizers held workshops and meetings. 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 Smaland 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 Smaland 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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