Vandalorum – Museum of Art and Design

Address: Skulpturvägen 2, 331 44 Värnamo Show map

Address: Skulpturvägen 2, 331 44 Värnamo

Amidst the fields in the outskirts of Värnamo you will find Vandalorum, a museum presenting the most influential art and design today. A few minutes away, motorway E4 meets highway 27, which together connect Sweden. Make a stop at Vandalorum to experience our exhibitions, enjoy the food and discover good design in our shop. Welcome!

Exhibitions

Vandalorum is a lively museum. We annually present 10-15 unique exhibitions featuring prominent contemporary designers and artists, both Swedish and international. The buildings, reminiscent of the monumental barn that once dominated the site, are built according to an original concept by the award-winning Italian architect Renzo Piano. The interior is designed by the Icelandic architect Sigurdur Gustafsson in consultation with Vandalorum’s initiator Sven Lundh. The furniture is designed by Mats Theselius, Bruno Mathsson, Hans J. Wegner and Jonas Bohlin, among others. Inside and outside there are permanent sculptures by, for example, Joseph Kosuth, Sivert Lindblom and Gustav and Ulla Kraitz.

One of Vandalorum’s four barns is the home of Smålands Konstarkiv, whose exhibitions primarily highlight artists associated with Småland. This barn also contains the extensive collection of Smålands Konstarkiv which is open to the public by appointment.


Restaurant Syltan

Many of Vandalorum’s guests come not only to experience the art and design but also to enjoy the good food. In the restaurant, everything is cooked and baked from scratch. We use local organic produce and are KRAV certified. In addition to today’s lunch on weekdays, an à la carte menu is served every day until 16:00. For the children, all meals are offered at half price and for those guests who prefer a coffee, Syltan offers a wide range of sandwiches and pastries to go with it. "Fresh, homemade and well prepared" is the review by the prestigious White Guide, which in the latest edition gave Syltan the rating: Very good class!


Design Shop

Vandalorum’s shop is full of carefully selected products by many of the Nordic region’s leading designers such as Signe Persson-Melin, Anna Kraitz, John Kandell, Eero Aarnio and Ingegerd Råman. You can also find books, art prints, ecological toys, postcards, posters and much more.

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Hotell Vidöstern i Värnamo

Distance: 607 meters
Hotel Vidöstern in Värnamo is a full service hotel that is open all hours and every day in the week. We are conveniently located in the crossroad between route 27 and E4. We offer you affordable accommodation of 57 modern and smoking free rooms.
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Store Mosse Nationalpark, STF Hostel

Distance: 15.2 km
Store Mosse is a national park that comprises the largest untouched marshland south of Lappland. The park is 15 x 12 km in extent, and the vegetation here is similar to that of the wilderness of Norrland. The park offers more than 40 km of trails and boardwalks.
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