Education
Pia Wallén studied fashion designat ‘Anders Beckman School of Design’ in Stockholm, Swedens most well-known design school. Here she started developing what was to become her trademark, Nordic heritage inspired wool and felt products featuring unique finishes and unexpected design solutions.

Gallery  

Group exhibitions
Pia Wallén has done several different group exhibitions in design, culture and style. These have been shown in several countries for example The House of Culture in Stockholm, Sweden; French and Scandinavian Design, Copenhagen, Denmark; Swedish Style in Tokyo, Swedish Embassy, Japan, Victorian & Albert Museum, Carl & Karin Larsson, London, England; and Design World 2000, Helsinki, Finland.

Awards and Grants
Pia Wallén’s excellence has been demonstrated by the many awards and grants she has received. Already one year after her graduation, the Swedish Fashion Council granted her with a designer prize for her unique felt garments. Sweden’s biggest daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, has granted her with a prestigious designer prize, and 1989 she received "The Designer of the 90´s" award from Sweden’s most renowned interior magazine, Sköna Hem. In 1993, The Swedish Artists’ Board granted her for 10 years of outstanding work, and on two other occasions she has also been honored for Excellent Swedish Design of carpets and felt garments.

Commissions
Pia Wallén has been commissioned to create a variety of interesting projects. For example she was commissioned to make a felt program for the famous interior producer Cappelini, in the project Progretto Ogetto in 1992. She has produced a curtain for the Museum of Modern Art Cinema, Sweden, as well as for the auditorium of Sweden’s Museum of Architecture. And furthermore, Wallén is also represented at The National Museum of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden, The Rhösska Museum of Applies Arts and Designs in Sweden, and Museum Angewandte Kunst in Colonne, Germany.

Products
Pia Wallén has specialized on developing a variety of felt techniques with high quality and unbeatable technique for innovative and individualistic products as well as different product branches such as fashion, interiors and accessories. Her signature felt slippers with contrasting stitching, unique felt blanket with a cross pattern, and sleek silver jewelry with felt inside are her most prevalent works. She is also famous for her collection of carpets, for example the cross carpet, which are designed for the Swedish interior company Asplunds. For the Autumn 2000 collection she has made a "Dot Collection" which focuses on a "tennisball" construction. The collection consists of clothes, bags, bowls and jewelry in different coloured felts. The colour palette features a black base with highlighting colours, such as reddish orange, lilac, white and grey.

Markets
Pia Wallén is available from selected stores in Scandinavia, Germany, England, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Greece, France, USA, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

For further information, please contact
Pia Wallén Phone +46 8 665 33 29 Fax +46 8 663 38 01