I still remember the first time my father showed me how to use hand tools in his workshop. It was from that day I knew what my passion was.
My name is Nicklas Levis and I am the designer, creator and face of Stuga.
My journey started out the first time I used a safety razor. I remember how clean and close the shave was (sometimes a little too close), but it became an obsession by that point.
I then started searching for the best shaving brushes, lathering soaps and creams even aftershaves. I came up short!
It was a match made in heaven! My love of working with my hands and the huge gap in the market for quality, Australian made grooming products.
Applying the skills my father and grand father had passed onto me I started with a simple shaving brush, then needed a shaving bowl to go with it, needing to fill the bowl, experimented with a lot of trial and error for a perfect shaving soap and finally came up with a recipe which has been perfected to this day.
I shared my prototypes around with friends and family and they all said I needed to share this with the world.
I took my designs along to the most prestigious markets in Australia, The Rocks markets in Sydney and opened our first store. At the same time I launched our online site and here we are today!
What once started as a little garage hobby is now loved by so many around the world.
With a passion and love for what we do, we are always looking for new designs and smells to harness that glorious feeling of a perfect shave!
“What once started as a hobby to find the best grooming has now become loved by so many!”
The word Stuga is Swedish for Cottage.
With our mixed Swedish heritage, Stuga opened it’s first shop in Salamanca. Hobart, Tasmania in 1986. Today we are operating all throughout Australia with our flagship location in Sydney, New South Wales. We are a family owned business that have been designing and handcrafting the highest quality products in our family for over 50 years.
With so little quality options available in the market, the old saying rings true.
If you want something good you have to do it yourself!
That’s exactly what we did. With a wealth of experience in woodworking and a desire to create the best possible grooming products. We all love good quality, but with a market flooded with so much mass produced, low quality imports that often fall apart or do not offer what they promise. We want to share our passion with others who want the same high level quality like us.
We still use our own products even to this day, as do many others around the world.