Purveyor to the Court
Purveyor to the Court of Sweden since the 1970s
The Company has been purveyor to the Court of Sweden since the late seventies. On the occasion of the jubilee commemorating King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 20th anniversary as King in 1993, the Swedish Parliament presented him with nine three-metre wide linen tablecloths and 200 napkins for the royal table. The tablecloths were hand-woven on special Jaquard looms.
Furthermore Klässbols Linen Weaving Mill has been honored to provide the Court of Sweden with exclusive custom-made furnishings, Bolster fabrics and curtains.
A mark of quality for more than 1000 years
The title “Purveyor to His Majesty” is a personal and rare title. Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf views recipients of his honour as “modern representatives of the best of the Swedish craftsmanship tradition” (from the book ‘By Appointment to His Majesty the King of Sweden’). Until now, King Carl XVI Gustaf has issued about 130 royal warrants. The holders are all representatives of Swedish companies and they come from a wide variety of enterprises.
The issuing of royal warrants is restricted and they can only be granted by H.M. the King and H.M. the Queen. Only a few of the applications received each year by the Office of the Treasurer of the Court are approved for the title of Purveyor to His Majesty. To be eligible for the title of Purveyor to His Majesty the company must have been in business for at least five years and managed its finances in an irreproachable manner.
Swedish royal warrants are directly linked to a specific member of the Royal Family. Upon the accession of a new monarch the warrant becomes invalid and the company must apply anew for the prestigious title. The title is also personally awarded to the head of the company and, when there is a change in the post of managing director or owner, the company must apply for renewal of its status as Purveyor to H.M. the King.