copenhagen chronicles: jobs handtryck

by Grace Bonney

[this post is the third in a series of guest posts we’ll be sharing from our summer correspondent in copenhagen, brittany watson]

I just returned from a textile blitz/inspiration-overload tour to Sweden and Finland with my classmates and I’m a bit tuckered out. I think we literally hit every design-y type place in Stockholm and Helsinki, much to my delight (but definitely to the chagrin of my poor walking sandals. R.I.P yellow gladiator jellies.)

One of the highlights of the trip was the Jobs Handtryck workshop in Västanvik, Sweden. Jobs is a family-owned and operated company of beautiful hand-painted textiles since 1944. Think bright oversized florals, charming characters with a dash of funk. The workshop sits on the family property, home to quaint red cottages distinctive of the region.

I was enchanted by the use of their fabrics in the workshop itself. The walls have been draped with floor-to-ceiling samples and lighting has been created with simple wire fixtures covered with a simple small-scaled pattern. Even the newspaper rack and seats are covered in their designs. Entirely charming right? And if that weren’t enough, the outlet store sits right outside. Yes, I’ll take one order of slippers, a side order of dinner trays, and a helping of aprons please.

until next week!

CLICK HERE for the rest of brittany’s pictures of the jobs handtryck studio after the jump!


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