Because I want one

Because I want one1940


An instructive drawing helped Swedes in the 1940s make their own telescope from household items – so they could start exploring the starry skies at night. (From the catalogue 1944.)

Because I want one2000

Mat of nails

It’s supposed to soothe you and in 2010 everyone wanted one. Half a million Swedes bought their own version of the mat of nails. (From the catalogue 2009.)

Because I want one1950

Bird feeder

An invention by Clas Ohlson himself. The suction cup allowed the bird feeder, which was made from steel wires, to be stuck to glass windows. Perfect for bird watchers. (From the catalogue 1950.)

Because I want one1950


Shatterproof glass made these sunglasses a bestseller in the early 1950s. (From the catalogue 1951.)

Because I want one1990


Keeping control of your weight is good for many reasons. This particular bathroom scale was equipped with hydraulic mechanics and gave a “tremble-free,” almost clinical, exactness to its result. (From the catalogue 1992.)

Because I want one1930

Motor helmet

A fashionable helmet for motorcyclists and those who like to drive with the top down. This practical version also had protective goggles built into the dashing design. (From the catalogue 1932.)

Because I want one1960

Wheel glove

If your car is cold, a wheel glove helps keep your hands from freezing as you steer. (From the catalogue 1964.)

Because I want one1930

Hair clipper

Short in the front, long in the back. Or any way you like it. (From the catalogue 1931.)

Because I want one1940

Electric fence

Keep cows and horses under control with a solid electric fence. This version from 1941 also came with its own battery. (From catalogue 1941.)

Björn Haid

“I think Clas would have been shocked if he had known we have more stores than Åhlens”

Read the story of our founder Clas!

Paulina Kolm

“Clas Ohlson is known for smart and good products.”

Paulina Kolm delivers the product App-on-wall to Clas Ohlson.
Read about the cooperation.