Richard Sparrenhök & Sara Edhäll
Keeping the Dream Alive
Founded in 1870, Iris Hantverk began in Sweden as a collaboration between visually impaired artisans who lived across the country. Later in the 20th century, Iris Hantverk became increasingly reliant on government subsidies. In 2012, Richard Sparrenhök and Sara Edhäll took out mortgages to save the venture. Today, their vision is to revive the traditional brush binding profession—making functional products with Swedish design combined with high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship.