Curriculum Vitae

 
1970 10-Gruppen, Ten Swedish Designers, is founded by Gunila Axén, Britt-Marie Christoffersson, Carl-Johan De Geer, Susanne Grundell, Lotta Hagerman, Birgitta Hahn, Tom Hedqvist, Ingela Håkansson, Tage Möller and Inez Svensson.
 
1971 10-Gruppen produces their first poster, both as a presentation and a marketing tool of the group. Dagens Nyheter, the major Swedish daily newspaper, uses the poster as a color illustration in an article on the need for design in the Swedish textile industry.
 
1972 The group's first textile collection is presented with a poster.
The group arranges the exhibition " Friskare rum för sjuka (Better Rooms for the Sick)" at the Form Design Center in Malmö in order to initiate a dialogue about interior decoration in patient rooms in Swedish hospitals.
The group exhibits at the Sweden House in Stockholm and the Form Design Center in Malmö.
 
1973 Presentation of the Basic Collection, with simpler designs. A more extensive collaboration with Borås Cotton.
An exhibition at Bonniers, the interior design store in New York.
The group is featured in the magazine Japan Interior Design.
A collection of hand printed textiles is shown at the group's newly opened shop on Gamla Brogatan in Stockholm.
Collection of wallpaper designs for Duro which are exhibited at the Form Design Center in Malmö.
Textile commission for Eskilstuna Clinic.
 
1974 Exhibition at the Centre Culturel Suédois in Paris.
The group is featured in the French design magazine Crée.
The Habitat stores in England sell the group's designs.
Participate in a textile exhibition at Kulturhuset in Stockholm.
 
1975 Presentation of the Sea Collection, a new textile collection with a marine
theme.
Commissions from Statens Konstråd, the Swedish Art Board: textile art for the Shipping and Navigation Administration and the Board of Corrections.
Take part in the exhibition "Meter och kilometervara (Meters and Kilometers)" at Kulturhuset in Stockholm.
 
1976 Textile designs commissioned for IKEA.
Exhibition at Konstforum in Norrköping.
 
1977 Presentation of the Black and White Collection, four designs on a black and white background.
Textile commission from Statens Konstråd, the Swedish Art Board: textile art for the Police Academy in Solna.
Exhibitions at ABF in Eskilstuna and Trappan in Vällinglby.
 
1978 Design collection for IKEA.
The IKEA Collection is shown at the Form Design Center in Malmö.
Exhibition at the Västerbotten Museum in Umeå.
Textile commission for PK Bank in Sundsvall.
 
1979 The Jamaica Collection.
Wallpaper collection for Duro and textile collection for Strömma.
Exhibitions at the Borås Museum and Länsmuseet in Gävle.
Textile commission for Järinge School in a Stockholm suburb.
 
1980 The Joy Collection and success in France.
The French couture firm France Andrevie uses the group's fabrics for their clothes designs.
Exhibitions of textile art at Gallery Heland in Stockholm and the Form Design Center in Malmö.
A collection of fabrics for Duro.
 
1981 Wallpaper and fabrics for Duro.
Exhibition at Gallery Händer in Stockholm.
 
1982 Feature article presents the group's fabrics in the interior design magazine La Maison de Marie-Claire.
Take part in the exhibition "Aktuell svensk form (Contemporary Swedish Design)" which is shown in several places in Norway.
Exhibition of wallpaper and textile designs at the Form Design Center in Malmö.
Borås Cotton shows the group's fabrics at the Incontri Fair in Venice. Press showing of the Joy Collection in Paris.
 
1983 The Megaphone Collection is presented to the press at Björn Keller's photo studio.
10-Gruppen opens a shop at Götgatan 25.
 
1984 The group is featured in Design Magazine.
Collection of duvet covers for Åhléns department store.
Exhibition at Gallery Näcken in Hudiksvall.
 
1985 The Signal Collection is presented for the press at the Möbelcenter in connection with the furniture fair.
Exhibitions at the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, Gallery Art Deco in Helsinki and Form Design Center in Malmö.
Wallpapers in solid colors, matching borders and fabrics for Duro.
 
1986 The Metropole Collection is shown at Lammhults' exhibition at Nybro Pavilion in Stockholm.
Exhibition in Athens arranged by the Swedish Institute.
The exhibition "Julpaket (Christmas Packages)" at the National Museum in Stockholm.
Carl-Johan De Geer is guest designer with the pattern "Monster" för 10-Gruppen.
 
1987 The Metropole Collection is shown at the Form Design Center in Malmö.
Retrospective exhibition at Kulturhuset in Stockholm.
Travelling exhibition in Japan and U.S.A. arranged by Svensk Form.
The group now consists of five members: Gunila Axén, Birgitta Hahn, Tom Hedqvist, Ingela Håkansson, and Inez Svensson.
 
1988 10-Gruppen is presented in the exhibition "Art Design" at the Aquarium in Berlin.
Exhibition at Gallerihuset in ™stersund.
 
1989 The Berlin Collection.
Exhibition at the Landskrona Museum.
The group designs a collection of plates.
Two group members design a theater curtain for Globen Arena Hotel in Stockholm.
 
1990 The Global Collection is presented at Nordform 90 in Malmö.
A new plate collection is designed.
A travelling exhibition in Latin America arranged by Svensk Form.
Awarded the distinction "Utmärkt Svensk Form (Excellent Swedish Design)".
Carl-Johan De Geer is guest designer with the pattern "Boberg" for 10-Gruppen.
 
1991 Five new plate designs.
 
1992 The Island Collection.
The group is featured at the Swedish Pavilion at the World's Fair in Seville.
Five new plate designs.
 
1993 The Homage Collection.
Exhibition at Blekinge Läns Museum in Karlskrona.
Exhibition of textiles and sketches at Kalmar Konstmuseum.
The Homage Collection is awarded the distinction "Utmärkt Svensk Form (Excellent Swedish Design)".
Design the interior decoration for an apartment at Bo Mässan, the housing fair in Karlskrona.
Retrospective exhibition at Norrköping Stadsmuseum.
Five new plate designs.
Seville Exhibition shown at Galärvarvet in Stockholm.
 
1994 The Garden Party Collection is presented among the antique sculptures at Millesgården.
 
1995 The Happy Birthday Collection.
Exhibition at Västerås Konstmuseum.
Take part in the exhibition " Form 150 år (Design 150 Years)" at Liljevalchs Museum in Stockholm.
10-Gruppen is 25 years old, jubilee exhibition of original sketches in the shop on Götgatan.
 
1996 Presentation of the Ā la Carte Collection featuring Carl-Johan De Geer and Anders Wenngren as guest designers.
The group is now comprised of three members: Birgitta Hahn, Tom Hedqvist, Ingela Håkansson.
Exhibition of 25 years of sketches and textiles at the Form Design Center in Malmö.
 
1997 New archive established with the support of the foundation Framtidens Kultur.