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Sam – Fogia

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, …

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Centenary of the birth of Matti S. Martela

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

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Cheers for Yngve Ekström – 100 years old!

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

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Personalities

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.

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Alvar Aalto

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

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Eero Aarnio

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

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Olle Anderson

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

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Gunnar Asplund

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

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Gunilla Allard

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

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Love Arbén

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

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Åke Axelsson

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,

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Boris Berlin

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

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Sigvard Bernadotte

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

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Thomas Bernstrand

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

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Jonas Bohlin

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

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Kay Bojesen

"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

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Stefan Borselius

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

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Louise Campbell

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.

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Johan Carpner

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

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Peter Celsing

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

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Erik Chambert

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

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Poul Christiansen

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

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Ulla Christiansson

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

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Mårten Claesson

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

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Mia Cullin

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

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Gunnar Cyrén

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

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Björn Dahlström

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

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Nanna Ditzel

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

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Yngve Ekström

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

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Nilla Eneroth

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

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Andreas Engesvik

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

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Thomas Eriksson

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

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Märta Måås-Fjetterström

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

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Josef Frank

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

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Märta Friman

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.

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Monica Förster

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

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Mia Gammelgaard

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

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Niels Gammelgaard

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

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Anki Gneib

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.

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Sigurdur Gustafsson

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

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Ulla Gustafsson

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,

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Rolf Hansson

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

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Poul Henningsen

"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

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Louise Hederström

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

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Staffan Holm

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

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Knud Holscher

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

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Dan Ihreborn

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

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Aleksej Iskos

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

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Arne Jacobsen

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

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Hans Sandgren Jakobsen

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

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Nina Jobs

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

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John Kandell

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

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Peter Karpf

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

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Anna Lena Kauppi

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

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Poul Kjaerholm

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

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Kaare Klint

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)

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Eero Koivisto

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

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Olof Kolte

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,

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Anna Kraitz

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

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Erika Lagerbielke

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

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Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg

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,

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Alexander Lervik

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

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Börge Lindau

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,

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Johan Lindau

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

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Måns Lindell

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

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Jonas Lindvall

“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

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Johan Linton

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

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Mattias Ljunggren

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

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Carl Malmsten

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

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Cecilie Manz

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

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Bruno Mathsson

- 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

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Tomoyuki Matsuoka

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

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Fredrik Mattson

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

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Børge Mogensen

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

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Arne Norell

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

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Johannes Norlander

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

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Verner Panton

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

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Signe Persson-Melin

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

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Sigurd Persson

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

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Ola Rune

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

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Daniel Rybakken

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,

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Ingegerd Råman

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,

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Eero Saarinen

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

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Gunnel Sahlin

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

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Kasper Salto

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

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Thomas Sandell

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

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Timo Sarpaneva

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,

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Sixten Sason

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

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Inga Sempé

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,

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Anna von Schewen

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

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Henrik Schulz

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

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Anya Sebton

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

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Shideh Shaygan

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

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Mattias Ståhlbom

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

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Dan Sunaga

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

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Ilkka Suppanen

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

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Sara Szyber

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

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Søren Gregers Nielsen – ”Sögreni”

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

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Jakob Thau

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,

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Mats Theselius

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,

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Henrik Thor-Larsen

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

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Pia Törnell

“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

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Jørn Utzon

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

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Ulrica Hydman-Vallien

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

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Pia Wallén

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

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Hans J Wegner

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

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Tapio Wirkkala

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

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Camilla Wessman

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

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Ann Wåhlström

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

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