Swedish design studio, Smâlands Skinnmanufactur (SSM), visited the summer house of iconic furniture designer and architect Bruno Mathsson. Located in Frösakull, among wooded landscapes and mile-long beaches on the Swedish west coast, the almost sixty-year-old house is an artist’s dream, hidden amidst the trees. Once you step inside, the home reveals a scene that is light, warm and open. The perfect backdrop for the SSM range of leather furniture and wooden accessories, these take their place effortlessly alongside furnishings originally designed for the building by Mathsson himself.
Simplicity, functionality and an intimate relation to nature authenticate all aspects of Bruno Mathsson’s work. The summer house in Frösakull, also known as The House of Tomorrow, is no exception.
”Standing in the atrium, surrounded by Mathson’s classic work, I sense the tide of history – and paradise” — Hillevi Magnell, Designer
Each area of the home tells a beautiful story, where new and old meet. One of my favourite corners is in the bedroom, where the handcrafted SSM shelves hang proudly next to a rare double bed, the last of its kind.
Created by hand, the Smålands Skinnmanufaktur products fit seamlessly, inside and out. These include the various hangers, eyeglass case and hat rack, along with furniture pieces, including the stool and daybed. Like the building, these products are manufactured to withstand weather and wind and will become even more beautiful with age, especially when cared for with love.
Art Direction by Hillevi Magnell / Design by Hillevi Magnell and Sara Rudenstam of SSM Styling by Sundling Kickén / Photography by Emily Laye