Sam – Fogia

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The shape of the table top and the constructive leg mounting detail gives Sam a soft and functional Scandinavian appearance. The size of the table and the positioning of the legs have been carefully thought out in terms of utilization, and to make sure that everyone has enough space to …

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Centenary of the birth of Matti S. Martela

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CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF MATTI S. MARTELA, – A PIONEER OF THE FINNISH FURNITURE INDUSTRY From Somero to the world The birth of Martela – originally Tehokaluste Oy – is straight out of a modern start-up textbook. The founder Matti S. Martela (1913–1987) was an entrepreneur with many talents. …

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Cheers for Yngve Ekström – 100 years old!

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Our master and founder Yngve Ekström would have been 100 on 16 June 2013, if he had lived. Though one can say that he is still alive: Yngve Ekström’s furniture is more contemporary and modern than ever, both in Sweden and internationally. Take, for example, the beautiful and comfortable easy …

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Personalities

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Meet the Legends and the Personalities behind the Design. Scandinaviandesign is seen internationally as a designation for simple and solid elegance. This site is dedicated to Scandinavian Design by Scandinavian Design www. AB Östra Stallmästaregatan 12, 217 49 Malmö, Sweden Phone +46 (40) 92 92 00 If You have questions …

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Alvar Aalto

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Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (1898-1976) Born in Kuortane, Finland, Alvar Aalto studied architecture at the Technical University of Helsinki from 1916 to 1921. Initially worked as an exhibition designer and later turned to architecture and furniture design in 1923 and 1925 respectively. He became a member of the Congrés Internationaux …

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Eero Aarnio

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Aarnio was – and still is – one of the pioneers in using plastic in industrial design. Plastic material set the designers free to create every shape and use every color they wanted. This gave birth to objects oscillating between function and fun – but always fascinating ones. The finnish …

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Olle Anderson

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Olle Anderson has a degree in construction engineering. He began his career at White Architects where he became a partner. Eventually he began to work with interior design and furniture and lighting design. In 1975 he created the interior design department of White Architects and in 1989 the subsidiary White …

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Gunnar Asplund

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Gunnar Asplund 1885-1940 ”His name has summoned architects from all over the world to the Woodland Crematorium near Stockholm. They are impressed by the atmosphere of consummate architecture – of singular space. The Crematorium with the Faith, Hope and Charity Chapel was Gunnar Asplund´s last work. The Chapel of Hope …

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Gunilla Allard

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Gunilla Allard is one of Sweden’s most well known designers. She started her productive cooperation with the Swedish company Lammhults in 1988 and has since then designed several of their most appreciated and famous furniture such as the Cinema series, the stackable chair Cosmos, the elegant swivelling chair Cortina, the …

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Love Arbén

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Love Arbén is not only an architect, but also a professor at the university and a writer. Love is a man without freetime, fully involved in every dimension of his life, but rich in the complexities he brings together at one single point. The clarity of design in the modernist movement …

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Åke Axelsson

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Ake Anshelm Leopold Axelsson, born February 25, 1932 in Urshult, is a Swedish interior designer and furniture designer. Åke Axelsson trained at Visby city engineering school for carpentry 1947-51, which praktikanr in a carpentry workshop in Munich 1951-52 and the Art Academy’s Department of the furniture and furnishings in Stockholm …

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Boris Berlin

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Industrial and Graphic Designer MDD, born in St. Petersburg (Leningrad) 1953, graduate of the Institute of Applied Arts and Design, St. Petersburg 1975. Employed by VNIITE, Leningrad in 1976 and worked freelance, designing a wide range of industrial products and graphics. Since 1983, BORIS BERLIN DESIGN in Denmark. 1985-87 Working …

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Sigvard Bernadotte

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The art and industrial designer Sigvard Bernadotte, 1907–2002. The image taking shape in the rearview mirror is of a multi-faceted artist. What first comes to mind is his work in silver. In the 1930s, he was responsible for the renewal of Georg Jensen’s collection, and a contract between the company …

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Thomas Bernstrand

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Ingeniously solved problems. Thomas Bernstrand’s designs are based on an idea that is so obvious and strong that the design seems to find itself. He aimsto create everyday products that say something about our lives in a personal and charming way. Thomas Bernstrand was born in Bromma outside Stockholm in …

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Jonas Bohlin

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Jonas Bohlin was born in Stockholm 1953, GCE at A level from technical high school 1974 and examined Interior Architect from Konstfack, The National College of Art, Craft and Design in Stockholm 1981. Being a designer with an artistical approach to his work, Jonas Bohlin always crosses the borderlines ­ …

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Kay Bojesen

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”Even though an old proverb says ’too much special knowledge makes you stupid’ I, as a craftsman, must say that having gone through an apprenticeship in the field of applied art, gives me certain advantages in the difficult art of design, as compared to those who partly or completely work …

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Stefan Borselius

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Stefan Borselius established his design company in 2002. Since then his work has focused on furniture and interior design – everything from chairs, lamps and room dividers to carpets and textiles. Borselius has had the privilege of working with some of Scandinavia’s most renowned companies in these fields. The Borselius …

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Louise Campbell

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Louise Campbell was born in Copenhagen in 1970. Being the daughter of a Danish father and an English mother, she grew up and was educated in both countries. After graduating from the London College of Furniture in 1992, she returned to Denmark and continued her studies in Industrial Design at …

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Johan Carpner

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Johan Carpner, född 1971, svensk formgivare. Bland produktionen finns tygerna Vinterek och Vägren för Svenskt Tenn och Skiffer för Ljungbergs textil. Spaljén Tin Tree förskönar trädgården också under de avlövade årstiderna. Pendelarmaturen Glänta låter ljuset lysa upp rummet som genom ett lövverk. Pendellampan Beam för Zero liknar en stor spotlight …

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Peter Celsing

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Peter Celsing 1920 – 1974. Stark, särpräglad arkitekt, som genomsitt intresse för helgjutna miljöer även kommit att verka inom design. Främst inredning bl a flera restauranger, och utformningen av T-banans plattformsmiljöer. 1955-61 genomförde Celsing tillsammans med arkitekten Nils Tesch en stor ombyggnad av Operan, inklusive husets restauranger. För Operakällaren ritades …

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Erik Chambert

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Erik Chambert 1902-1988. Exhibited and represented at several museums and galleries, including Millesgården, Stockholm and Norrköpings Museum of Art. Erik Chambert exhibited for several years at Réalités Nouvelles, Paris. ”While working in Norrköping at the Chamberts family business he remained relatively unknown in Sweden. Perhaps better known as an abstract …

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Poul Christiansen

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Architect MAA MDD, born in Copenhagen, Denmark 1947, graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen 1973. Freelance designer since 1969, Lamp design for Le Klint A/S from 1969. Employed by Ib and Jørgen Rasmussen 1977-86, architecture and design, design for Kevi and Herman Miller. Since …

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Ulla Christiansson

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Ulla Christiansson’s work is a terrific example of classic Scandinavian Modernism, or as she puts it herself: “Objects made for people who like to live with them for a long time”. After choosing between a career in fashion or as a goldsmith, Ulla ended up with a degree in Interior …

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Mårten Claesson

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Mårten Claesson was born in 1970. Mårten is part of the Swedish design partnership / architect trio claesson koivisto rune (together with Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune), founded in 1995. They design interiors and architecture, as well as products. on the list of completed architectural projects are: the Swedish Ambassador’s residence …

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Mia Cullin

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Mia Cullin was born 1970 in Lund. After studies in Sweden, Italy and Denmark, she received her degree from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Fundamentally, she is a genuine interior designer with wide knowledge on production and products. Her designs are straightforward, poetic and elegant. …

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Gunnar Cyrén

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Gunnar Cyrén (1931) Gunnar Cyrén är en av våra främsta formgivare genom tiderna, både i Sverige och internationellt. Han är utbildad vid metallinjen på Högre Konstindustriella skolan i Stockholm och har gesällbrev som guld- och silversmed. 1959 kom han till Orrefors glasbruk, där han genom åren har skapat utsökt glas …

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Björn Dahlström

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Björn Dahlström was born in 1957 and works as an industrial and graphic designer. He created his own company in 1982. His product design is both esthetically appealing and functional, and is distinguished by soft, fundamental forms. Form and function in symbiosis is typical for Björn Dahlström. He has designed …

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Nanna Ditzel

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Nanna Ditzel. 1923-2005. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1923. Trained as a cabinetmaker before studies at the School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Graduated in furniture design in 1946. Established own design studio together with Jørgen Ditzel the same year and continued …

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Yngve Ekström

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Yngve Ekström 1913-1988. Beautiful, simple, comfortable – and loved. When a Swedish interior magazine asked its readers to vote for “one piece of furniture of the 20th century” they chose the easy chair Lamino, designed by Swe­dese’s founder Yngve Ekström. “To have designed one good chair might not be a …

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Nilla Eneroth

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Nilla Eneroth’s background in design gives her products an air of strict economy. Simplicity and balance are achieved thanks to an intimate feel for the plasticity and resistant strength of the glass. Her sense of form and colour combines with technical precision to create dishes and cylindrical forms that give …

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Andreas Engesvik

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Andreas Engesvik (1970) has a Bachelors degree in Art History from the University of Bergen Norway (1991-1995). Andreas went on to study Design at the National College of Art and Design. He graduated in 2000 with a Masters degree in Design and founded in the same year Norway Says. In 2009, after …

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Thomas Eriksson

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Thomas Eriksson is an internationally recognised architect and furniture designer. Apart from having his own architectural office, Thomas Eriksson Architects, he is also one of the owners of Stockholm Design Lab. I want to create furniture that is distinct in its environment, visible and easy to understand. Discerning in order …

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Märta Måås-Fjetterström

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Märta Måås-Fjetterström was a central figure in modern Swedish Textile-Art. She was a master of form, line and composition. She filled every inch of the surface she worked at with a vision of nature experienced at first hand, with every growing form severely chastized to decorative art. It is this …

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Josef Frank

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Josef Frank’s, life could be wonderfully characterized as on always in motion. Moving with ease from architecture and furniture design to glassware, lighting and metalwork–his was an eclecticism fueled by curiosity. and nothing captures this roaming imagination better than his textiles…celebratory and vibrant, they redefined Swedish modernism. Producing over 200 …

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Märta Friman

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Born in Stockholm 1975. Märta Friman is an Interior Architect & Furniture Designer working on a freelance basis. She has had her own studio in Stockholm since 2003. In 2005 she graduated from Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts & Design, Stockholm. Märta works parallel with Interior and Furniture …

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Monica Förster

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Monica Förster, creator of some of the most internationally renowned objects in contemporary Swedish design today, is based in Stockholm but grew up close to the Artic circle in the very north of Sweden. Her work is characterized by a strong sense of pure form mixed with a neverending curiosity …

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Mia Gammelgaard

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Mia Gammelgaard – creator of some of the things people all over the world have in their homes. Her curiosity for the industrial production process, new material and technology combined with her creative mind, creates things that are characterized by a strong sense of fun and beauty, simplicity and function. …

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Niels Gammelgaard

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Niels Gammelgaard (born 1944) graduated from The Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He has won numerous prizes and for his work as a designer. Together with Lars Mathiesen he is a part owner of Pelikan Design who covers a wide range of design. Pelikan Design’s distinctive features in furniture design …

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Anki Gneib

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Anki Gneib is born in London and educated in the Department of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at the University College of Art, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Today Anki works as an independent architect and designer and runs her own studio in Stockholm. The studio works on a wide …

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Sigurdur Gustafsson

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Sigurdur Gustafsson own presentation of himself My ideas about form and materials are very closely related to my upbringing and background. I was born in a small village in Iceland. My father is a carpenter with his own little carpentry. It was in these surroundings that I got my first, …

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Ulla Gustafsson

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Ulla Gustafsson’s glass products have a dreamily poetic quality in which her fondness for experiment plays an important part. She often works on the basis of an experience, either a shape taken out of its usual context or a surface texture. Her confident workmanship allows her ideas to come to …

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Rolf Hansson

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Rolf Hansson, born 1953. Studied 1974-79 at the College of Fine Arts in Stockholm. Since the end of the 70´s he has had a number of exhibitions in Sweden and abroad, including the Museum of Moder Art in Stockholm, Rooseum in Malmö, Galleri Riis in Oslo. In 1988 Rolf Hansson …

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Poul Henningsen

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”From the age of 18, when I began to experiment with light, I have been searching for harmony in lighting”   Poul Henningsen was born in 1894 in Ordrup, Denmark and became Denmark’s first expert in lighting theory. Even though Poul Henningsen’s is mostly known from his lamps his talent …

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Louise Hederström

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Louise Hederström has a degree from Beckman’s College of Design in Stockholm, where she was tutored by renowned Swedish designer Björn Dahlström. She has also studied at the University of Lund. Today Hederström is based in Malmö in the south of Sweden. She works with the design of lighting, furniture …

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Staffan Holm

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Staffan Holm, 1977 Swedish designer with studio in Gothenburg, Sweden, working with interior architecture, industrial design and furniture design. My fascination has always been about the poetry of crafts as well as of the wonders of new technology since they are both essential ingredients for the development of society. For me, …

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Knud Holscher

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A clear and unambiguous design identity and thorough attention to materials are the hallmarks of architect Knud Holscher. He was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and was a senior partner in KHR A/S, one of Denmark’s largest architectural firms, from 1968 to 1995. Today …

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Dan Ihreborn

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Dan Ihreborn. Born 1952 in Sweden. I have worked as a freelance designer since 1991, mostly with contemporary furniture design but also as an interior designer specialising in office environments. Apart from my regular assignments, I also develop a programme called ”Dan Ihreborn Private Collection”, which contains unique design objects …

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Aleksej Iskos

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Born in 1965 in Kharkov, Ukraine. Studied architecture at Kharkov’s Institute of Civil Engineering and later theory of education at the State Institute of Pedagogic. Moved to Denmark in 1991. Graduated from Institute of Industrial Design at Denmark’s Designskole in 1996. From 1999 to 2010 employed at Komplot Design, Copenhagen. …

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Arne Jacobsen

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Arne Jacobsen. 1902-71 Arne Jacobsen is the Danish architect who master the most personal and successful interpretation of the international functionalism. His architecture includes a considerable number of epochmaking buildings in both Denmark, Germany and Great Britain. Arne Jacobsen initially trained as a mason before studying architecture at the Royal …

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Hans Sandgren Jakobsen

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This is how I work Most of the time my designs start as a request from a furniture producer. I discuss the assignment with the producer – often they only have a vague idea of what they want and it is my job to perceive – from their hints and …

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Nina Jobs

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As one of the leading ladies of Swedish design, Nina Jobs strives for simplicity and a clear-cut relationship to nature. With a background as a graphic designer, Nina studied product design at the Ecole Nationale Supériuere des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. She has also been in charge of design exhibitions …

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John Kandell

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John Kandell 1925-1991. John Kandell has contributed to a number of exhibitions, including The National Museum, Stockholm; Norrköping Museum of Art; Scandinavian Design, Japan, USA; Design Art, Berlin and Centre Culturel Suédois in Paris. In 1989 John Kandell was awarded Dagens Nyheter´s (Swedish national daily paper) newly instituted Formgivarpris (Designer´s …

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Peter Karpf

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While some early controversial Peter Karpf creations – such as the multi-spoked lounge chair and the string chair – were valuable experiments, other designs have endured. His candlesticks, his monolithic molded plywood chairs, and his light fixtures have become modern Danish classics. Peter Karpf (born 1940) learned furniture design from …

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Anna Lena Kauppi

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Anna Lena Kauppi is imaginative and almost naiively spontaneous, with a irresistible urge to experiment with different means of expression. In fusing technique she makes imaginative pictures and large dishes decorated with gold and platinum. Sensations and moods often take precedence over technique, resulting in sensuous and humorous glass products. …

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Poul Kjaerholm

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Poul Kjaerholm, 1929-1980. Poul Kjærholm was a trained carpenter and continued his studies at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts. He had a particular interest in different construction materials; especially steel which he considered a natural material with the same artistic fineness as other natural materials. Poul Kjærholm was …

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Kaare Klint

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Kaare Klint, 1888-1954. Kaare Klint is world-famous for his fine furniture designs such as the Faaborg Chair, the Safari Chair, the “Red” Chair, Sofa with tall members (Model 4118) and his Addition-sofa, Model 4865. Classics which were designed decades ago but which are still appealing to a younger audience. Klint …

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Eero Koivisto

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Eero Koivisto was born in 1958 in Karlstad, Sweden. Eero is part of the Swedish design partnership / architect trio claesson koivisto rune (together with Mårten Claesson and Ola Rune), founded in 1995. They design interiors and architecture, as well as products. on the list of completed architectural projects are: …

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Olof Kolte

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Olof Kolte was born in Stockholm, Sweden 1964. Graduated from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 1990, Civil Engineering. Exchange student at Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics, Paris 1986-1987. Worked as civil engineer in Mexico City, Malmö (Sweden) and Riga (Latvia) 1990-1995. Designer for David design AB, Malmö (Sweden) …

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Anna Kraitz

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Everyday life inspires me. Sometimes trivial observations that I want to share. Other times the topics seem more existential. But mostly, the simple, small and everyday matters the most.

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Erika Lagerbielke

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Erika Lagerbielke. With an education in industrial design as her background, Erika Lagerbielke has been working in design for more than twenty five years. Today she is a professor in glass design at Linnaeus University and runs her own company Erika Lagerbielke & Co AB. Although design for glass manufacturer …

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Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg

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Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg has recently celebrated her 20-year anniversary as Chief Designer at Kasthall. For two decades, Gunilla has played a key part in Kasthall’s international success saga, and the rugs that she has designed have contributed to building Kasthall’s reputation as a world leader in the design and manufacture …

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Alexander Lervik

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Alexander Lervik. Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1972. Started out in design as a carpenter apprentice for two years. (1993-1994) . Studied three years of product and interior design at Beckmans School of Design (1995-1998). Alexander Lervik is represented at the renowned National Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, Nasjonal museum and …

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Börge Lindau

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Börge Lindau (1932–1999) has been one of Sweden’s most recognised and appreciated designers from as far back as the early 60’s. Year in and year out, with remarkable consistency, he has produced, first with his colleague Bo Lindekrantz (together Lindau & Lindekrantz developed a number of superior collections for Lammhults …

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Johan Lindau

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Johan Lindau, born 1963 in Helsingborg. Born and bred in a home of designers. Thereafter educated, qualified and established in the design industry. Johan is Blå Station’s design manager and CEO He started off as a drafter for the designer Börge Lindau, where he discovered that most of his efforts …

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Måns Lindell

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Måns Lindell. Swedish architect with studio in Malmö, Sweden, working with interior architecture, industrial design and furniture design. Contact: lindell.design@swipnet.se

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Jonas Lindvall

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“I believe that we live under some kind of resonance law. Surroundings, rooms, furniture and things – they all have an effect on us. In this play, that is our life, the stage has to agree with the way we want to feel – but also affect the way we …

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Johan Linton

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Johan Linton, born in Stockholm 1966, is educated in Göteborg, Paris, Barcelona and Rome. In his work he explores fields of creation for scientific and poetic understanding. His work is caracterized by combining knowledge from different disciplines. He formally relies on diplomas in engineering physics, architecture and the history of …

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Mattias Ljunggren

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Mattias Ljunggren B. 1956 in the island of Gotland, Sweden. Mattias Ljunggren took graduated from the National College of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm in 1990. Mattias has been involved in artistic projects, exhibitions at galleries and museums, the interior design of private and public environments, and has also …

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Carl Malmsten

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Carl Malmsten (1888–1972) devoted his life to the renewal of traditional Swedish craftsmanship, inspired by the cultural examples of the Swedish country manor and rustic styles – furniture endowed with a creative simplicity, with a feeling for the wood itself, with function in mind and a high technical quality. Malmsten’s …

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Cecilie Manz

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Cecilie Manz (born 1972) is a Danish industrial designer. She is considered one of the leading Danish furniture designers of her generation. Her work of includes furniture, jewellery, lamps and sculptures. Her Mikado table has been included in MOMA’s design collection. Cecilie Manz was born Denmark’s Odsherred regionon the island …

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Bruno Mathsson

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- A little tense for the meeting with the famous furniture designer I had arrived in good time outside his parent´s home, which also served as a joiner´s workshop and office, at Tånnögatan in Värnamo. I was expecting to meet a strict and correct architect. Exactly on time a fiery …

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Tomoyuki Matsuoka

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Tomoyuki Matsuoka, born 1970 in Mie, Japan. Educated at Chiba University in Japan, industrial design, and Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole in Copenhagen, architecture. Tomoyuki’s designs are simple and minimalistic without being anonymous, and he has a sensitive eye for nuances in both colour and shape. Tomoyuki lets “the rhythm of nature” guide …

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Fredrik Mattson

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Fredrik Mattson is trained as a furniture designer and interior architect. He graduated from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm in 2002. Before that, he studied cabinet-making for several years. “No matter the design commission or choice of materials, my process is often the same. …

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Børge Mogensen

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Børge Mogensen (1914-1972). Børge Mogensen was born in 1914 and died in 1972. He qualified as a cabinetmaker in 1934 and continued his studes in Copenhagen at the School of Arts and Crafts and at the Furniture School of the Academy of Fine Arts from 1938 to 1942. The leader …

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Arne Norell

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Arne Norell (1917 – 1971). Arne Norell was a multifaceted designer, who gladly tried many different material combinations. He gained an interest in classic furniture and started his own company; Arne Norell Möbel AB in 1954, where he designed and manufactured furniture. His most well-known and appreciated pieced is the …

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Johannes Norlander

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Johannes Norlander was born in 1974 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Johannes studied Architecture at the Gothenburg Chalmers University and at the Stockholm Royal Institute of Technology. The Johannes Norlander architecture firm opened in 2001. He has planned several buildings and interior designs and today designs furniture for companies such as Swedish …

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Verner Panton

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Verner Panton (1926-1998). Verner Panton, born 1926 in Gamtofte, Denmark, studied at Odense Technical College before enrolling at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen as an architecture student. He worked from 1950-52 in the architectural firm of Arne Jacobsen, and founded an independent studio for architecture and …

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Signe Persson-Melin

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Signe Persson-Melin was born in 1925 in Tomelilla, Sweden. Signe has a wealth of experience after 50 years in the ceramics industry, designing for companies like Höganäs keramik, Kosta Boda, Boda Nova, Rörstrand and Svenskt Tenn, but also in the fields of metal and glass, as well as in many …

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Sigurd Persson

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Sigurd Persson, (1914-2003). Sigurd Persson began as a silversmith, but over a long path constantly tried new genres and among other things, worked as a glass artist, designer and sculptor. During the 50 – and 60-century everyday industrial design (cutlery, pots, elegant brooms), for 70 – and 80-century glass for …

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Ola Rune

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Ola Rune was born in 1963. Ola Rune was educated at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, in Stockholm, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and Southwark College of Art and Design in London. Ola is part of the Swedish design partnership / architect trio Claesson Koivisto …

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Daniel Rybakken

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Daniel Rybakken. Born in 1984, Daniel Rybakken grew up in Oslo, Norway. He studied design at the Oslo School of Architecture and the School of Arts & Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden. On graduating with a Master of Fine Arts in 2008 he opened his own design studio in both Oslo …

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Ingegerd Råman

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Born 1943 in Stockholm Education: The Swedish School of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm. Instituto Statale d’Arte per la Ceramica, Faenza, Italy. Own studio in Stockholm Works held by: National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. The Röhss Museum of Arts and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. Smålands Glass Museum, Växjö, Sweden. Victoria & Albert …

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Eero Saarinen

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Eero Saarinen was the son of the celebrated Finnish architect and first President of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Eliel Saarinen. Born in Helsinki, he emigrated with his family to the United States in 1923. Initially studied sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumiére in Paris (1929/30) and later …

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Gunnel Sahlin

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Gunnel Sahlin born in 1954. Vital glass designers, whose work is characterized by fresh and sensual color, generous-hearted form. Sahlin was originally textile designer, worked with Katja of Sweden in New York when she and her generation of fellow Ann Wåhlström 1986 was linked to Kosta Boda. Together they contributed …

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Kasper Salto

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Kasper Salto, 1967. Kasper Salto – the designer of the Ice™ Series, Little Friend™ and NAP™ – was trained as a cabinetmaker with Jørgen Wolff. He graduated in 1994 as a designer from the Danish Design School. During his studies Salto spent a term at the Art Center in Switzerland. …

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Thomas Sandell

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Thomas Sandell is a Swedish architect and designer, renowned for furniture design, interiors and several major buildings. He graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 1990 in architecture. That was also the year he started his own company, Thomas Sandell Arkitektkontor. In 1995 he started sandellsandberg together …

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Timo Sarpaneva

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Timo Sarpaneva, (1926–2006). ”People don’t really need holidays, after all; they can carry their holidays with them, and rest when they wish,” says Professor Timo Sarpaneva, industrial designer, artist, and untiringly prolific star of international design. Sarpaneva belongs to the generation of designers who, in the post-war decades, acted as …

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Sixten Sason

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Sixten Sason, (1912 – 1967) was a Swedish industrial designer. Sason started working for Saab, designing aircraft throughout World War II. Following the war, he was asked to contribute to Project 92, the result of which would be the first Saab automobile, the Saab 92 which began production in 1949. …

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Inga Sempé

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French designer, born in Paris, she graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Paris) in 1993. Since then Sempé focusses on the design of furniture, lighting, objects and fabrics. From 2000 till 2001 she was scholarship holder at the Villa Medici, Académie de France in Rome and …

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Anna von Schewen

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Anna von Schewen graduated from the University of Art, Craft and Design in Stockholm in 1995. Part of her studies was at the UIAH – University of Art and Design Helsinki. After her graduation a scholarship brought her to the design studio of Niels Gammelgaard in Copenhagen where she joined …

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Henrik Schulz

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Henrik Schulz is an architect and designer educated at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School in Copenhagen and the Danish Design School. Previously, he has worked at designers like Jonas Lindvall in Malmoe and at Gert Wingårdh in Gothenburg. Since 2008, Henrik runs his own architect …

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Anya Sebton

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Anya Sebton has been called one of the most sought after new talents in Scandinavian design. Though the youngest of the Lammhults designers, she is confident and sure that what she brings to Lammhults are designs that will last along with the classics. We agree. Anya´s work as a successful …

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Shideh Shaygan

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Shideh Shaygan was born in Tehran, Iran in December 1966. She moved to Sweden after she finished her high school degrees. She then studied Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at the National College of Art, Crafts and Design in Stockholm 89–94, and at the Middlesex University in London in 92–93. …

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Mattias Ståhlbom

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Mattias Ståhlbom was born in 1971 in Norrköping, but now lives in the Södermalm area of Stockholm, where he has been running his own design and architect’s office since 2002. Qualified in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at the University  College of Arts Crafts and Design in Stockholm. He has …

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Dan Sunaga

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Dan was born in Stockholm in 1975 but grew up in Japan. He has studied at the Hokkaido Tokai University, the School of Design & Crafts at Göteborg University (Gothenburg) and the University College of Arts, Crafts & Design in Stockholm. Dan Sunaga works to his own personal philosophy of …

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Ilkka Suppanen

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Designer Ilkka Suppanen (b. 1968) has studied architecture at the Technical University of Helsinki and Interior and Furniture Design in the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Already as a student, he worked actively abroad. In 1995, he founded Studio Suppanen in Helsinki. The studio offers integrated strategic design in …

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Sara Szyber

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Sara Szyber, Designer MFA Education: University College of Arts, Crafts & Design, Stockholm / Interior Architecture & Furniture Design Sara Szyber conducts operations related to spatial relationships in a wide range. The comissions vary from exhibition concept and interior design projects to product design. Projects include solo productions or collaborations …

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Søren Gregers Nielsen – ”Sögreni”

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Søren Gregers Nielsen, known as ”Sögreni” Sögreni was born in Copenhagen on the 1. October 1955. In 1980 he opened his own bicycle shop in Copenhagen and started to produce his own bicycles, because he found the quality of the ready made bikes miserable. In 1985 he starts the production …

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Jakob Thau

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I wish to create products with soul, on the basis of realistic and simple ideas. I always take account of the industrial production process right from the start, without ever losing sight of the creative idea. My aim is to create quality design in co-operation with manufacturers and suppliers. Today …

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Mats Theselius

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During the 20th century, furniture and architecture have been characteristically functional. This functionalism involves a clear perception of society and human kind -a belief that, with technological development, we have advanced so far that we can stand alone, with no need of images and symbols. But this cultural ”evolution”has encountered …

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Henrik Thor-Larsen

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Industrial designer and inventor. Born in Roskilde, Denmark, in 1932. With the aim of becoming a graphic designer, Thor-Larsen underwent a 4-year apprenticeship which was concluded with a qualifying piece of work for membership of a guild as a journeyman. He got maximum marks. After a few years’ practice in …

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Pia Törnell

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“I’m looking for objects that have found their true shapes, and that sometimes pushes the boundaries of what is expected. Where the expression has been refined and become clear. Objects with a strong presence and quiet intensity.” Pia Törnell is a product designer and ceramics designer. She started working at …

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Jørn Utzon

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Jørn Utzon ( 1918 – 2008) was a Danish architect, and probably one of the worlds most celebrated architects ind the last half of the 20’th century. He was born in Copenhagen as the son of a naval engineer, and grew up in Denmark. In 1957 he won the competition …

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Ulrica Hydman-Vallien

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Ulrica Hydman-Vallien has reached a wide public through her highly original art glass, developing during the last decade. But it was as a ceramist that she originally established her reputation as an artist with an entirely personal range of expression. Her essentially sculptural ceramic art won acclaim for the skill …

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Pia Wallén

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After 20 years of designing she is still true to the felt material she once started with. However, the products today have had many years of refinement. Pia Wallén has specialized in the development of a variety of felt products with high quality and innovative design. Her most recognized products …

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Hans J Wegner

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Hans J Wegner (1914–2007) Hans J Wegner trained as a cabinet-maker before attending the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts, where he later lectured from 1946 to 1953. From 1938 to 1942, he worked as a furniture designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Moller´s architectural practice. In 1943, he set …

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Tapio Wirkkala

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Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was one of the pioneers of Finnish industrial art who gained international recognition in the years following the Second World War. This was due to his broad aesthetic scope and his refined exhibition designs. Conflicting aspects combined in Tapio Wirkkala’s life and art. He was equally at …

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Camilla Wessman

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Born 1958 in Sweden. Furniture and industrialdesign at Danish Design School, Copenhagen. 1983-87. Projects as furnituredesigner with among others Nola, Dux, BodaNova, BendingGroup, EuroBib and Designtorget as producers.  

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Ann Wåhlström

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Ann Wåhlström Born in Stockholm 1957. Producing glass in studios in Stockholm, Switzerland and USA 1982-1986. Has been designing glass for Kosta Boda since 1986, and with designs in ceramic, metal and textiles for companies like Silver och Stål (Cultura Metal), Boda Nova, lkea, Kinnasand and Cappellini. She has also …

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