Is it possible to work as an interior designer in Skaraborg? You bet. Gothenburger Kristofer Jonsson has found his home in Hjo and his dream job at Sibab Interior. Close to work, close to people and close to everything Skaraborg has to offer.
After 17 years at a major architectural firm in Gothenburg, Kristofer Jonsson started his own company with a focus on sustainable interiors. But he pretty soon realized he missed having colleagues to share everyday life with. So when the chairman of a cabinet maker in Blikstorp outside Hjo contacted him and asked if he wanted a seat on the board, he immediately accepted. Not least because he spent his childhood summers with his cousins on a farm in the neighboring village of Fridene.
After three years on the board of Sibab Interior, he had an idea for a showroom in Blikstorp. A place where the company could experiment with new materials and solutions, and where they could inspire other entrepreneurs to make more sustainable choices. Kristofer began designing the framework for the project.
“As soon as I’d completed the job description for the person who was going to manage the project, I realized I’d created my own dream job.”
Kristofer and his wife Marika sold their townhouse in Alingsås and moved to Skaraborg. After a few months in Skövde, their moving truck pulled up outside a single-family home in the Knäpplan area in Hjo.
“I turn 50 in September, but it feels like I’m 22 years old and have just moved away from home – everything feels new and exciting.”