Iris Hantverk

Iris Hantverk Design Studio 

Not many companies can trace their history back to 1870, but Iris Hantverk can. That’s when Dr. Axel Beskov founded the Manilla School - a workhouse for visually impaired craftsmen in Stockholm. From those roots, the small brush manufacturing business created the foundation for what Iris Hantverk is today.

Now, as it was then, every brush is still made by hand by visually impaired craftsmen. All brushes are exclusive of design and made primarily from natural materials. The core of the Iris Hantverk business is the brush binding manufacturing at Sandsborgsvägen, Enskede – where 5 visually impaired craftsmen from different cultures make brushes according to an old Swedish tradition. They also work with visually impaired craftsmen in Estonia who have a history strongly connected to the visual impairments movement.

In August 2012, Iris Hantverk’s owner sold the company to Richard Sparrenhök and Sara Edhäll – who both worked there for many years. Sara handles purchasing and is responsible for Iris Hantverk’s two Stockholm stores, while Richard is the purchaser of brush material and head of production. They are thrilled to operate the company that holds so much history and tradition.


Products: Concrete Large Bowl, Small Bowl, Tall Bowl Concrete Shaving Kit, Oval Soap Dish, Soap Dish, Toilet Brush, Toilet Paper Stand, Tooth Brush Stand