Our exhibit will feature works from students and established designers alike.
Inspired by the weight of cast iron, John Andersson designed DOT (pictured here), a pepper crusher with a simple yet innovative and peculiar design.
Also, taking inspiration from his love for round tables, John designed Räck mig ej (“Don’t touch me”), a long-lasting stone turntable designed for easier reach. The type of stone can be fully customized to match or contrast a specific surface or material. The table was produced by Löbe Granit.
Living with her family on a sheep farm in the countryside, Regina Berg presents hand-woven creations made with wool from her own sheep. Highlights include a grey plaid called Bergsåkersgården – named after the farm – and a striped plaid named after her youngest daughter Hilde. Featuring wool at its best, Regina’s plaids are gently made with love.
Find Regina at bergsåkersgården.se and on Instagram: @bergsakersgarden
Inspired by the traditional craftsmanship of braided birch bark, Frida Bergner designed Axla, an eco-friendly backpack made of recycled seat belts. It was produced by a social enterprise, Samhall AB, with the help of Västerbottens Bildemontering AB and Tegs Bilskrotning.
We will feature two of Johan Björn’s vases. First, Valken was inspired by the desire to challenge the perception of iron as strong and unmovable, as well as conveying power and a sense of stability.
Meanwhile, Gro, a vase for collecting plant cuttings, combines marble and Plexiglas to make an interesting mix of the natural and artificial.
Valken was produced by Norrlandsgjuteriet, while Gro was produced by Löbe Granit.
Ida Björses designed Kupa – a container for spices, olive oil, and other kitchen essentials – and Bum (pictured here), a carpet that was created to find out how movement and communication change when people sit on the floor.
Kupa was produced by Glödheta Glashytta and Norrlandsgjuteriet, while Bum was hand-tufted at Sliperiet SoftLab with the help of Emma Ewadotter.
With a very robust, classic design, Byskeugnen’s cast-iron stove will not only keep your feet toasty in winter but also last for generations. Perfect for Sweden’s long, cold winters, it's made from one of the strongest materials available.
Each stove is painstakingly constructed by hand by two brothers who inherited the family business.
Find Byskeugnen at byskeugnen.se and on Instagram: @byskeugnen
Handmade by Umeå-based glassmaker Glödheta Glashytta, Sebastian de Cabo’s State of Unbalance consists of the Unbalance glass and the Balance coaster, which acts as a podium and a support for the glass.
From the tension of placing the glass on the table and realizing it maintains balance, to the way the liquor swirls and flows, State of Unbalance brings emotion and excitement back to fine drinking.
Per Enoksson, owner of Hikki, uses his Sami heritage as inspiration to design steel and wood products that are close to nature and the heart. His outdoor bathtubs Bohemen (Bohemian) and Sotiga Grytan (Sooty Pot) make bathing anywhere possible, just by heating up water with firewood. Hikki also produces an outdoor oven so you can make bread or cook food close to your favorite lake.
Find Per/Hikki online at hikki.se and on Instagram: @hikki_sweden
You can hurry a lot of things, but you can’t hurry designer, artist, and craftswoman Annika Eriksson. Her calm approach to work and life and her personality are reflected in her creations, which feature playful design with splashes of color.
Annika is no stranger to having her creations exhibited in Japan. In fact, in Chichibu, one of her textile patterns is well known and used by a local spa for its interior design.
Find Annika at ulldesign.se
Kajsa Form incorporates details from Arctic Sweden’s beautiful landscape into graphic, playful designs. Named after the region, her pattern Västerbotten has become so popular that it has become a new symbol of sorts for the region. Her most recent pattern Fjällvandringen (Alpine-Walking), created with Jenny Gruffman, is shaping up to be a challenger to Västerbotten.
Find Kajsa and Jenny at thepatternlandscape.com
A graduate of Stockholm’s reputable Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Cecilia Granlund combines classic materials with innovative details to make unusual furniture, such as seats with a downscaled look. She also likes to play around with interesting wood patterns that highlight the material in just the right way.
Using her love for clay as a material, as well as the decreasing amount of space in her windowsills, Moa Gustafson designed Ru, a pot especially designed for cuttings. As clay is porous by nature, moisture will travel from the mother plant to the cutting.
With the support of Eva A. Holmström of Agraff Design, Ru was handmade in Umeå.
Felicia Hjelmqvist presents Knosa, a cutting board combined with a mortar and pestle, which makes the mortar and pestle easily accessible when cooking. Experience the usefulness of Knosa by separating the mortar from the cutting board and serving your herb blend directly on the table. You can also let the mortar stay in the cutting board and use the entire unit as a beautiful serving platter.
Knosa was produced by Norrlandsgjuteriet and GH Snickerier.
By crafting lanterns out of reindeer antlers, the designer Lapptussan gives interior design a fairytale feel. Handmade and organic, Lapptussan’s chandeliers are clean and simple, yet very exclusive. Hailing from the land of the sparkling Northern Lights, each chandelier is unique in its shape and form, with different shapes casting magical shadows around the room.
Find Lapptussan at lapptussan.se and on Instagram: @lapptussan
Northern Swedish are often described as quiet, calm people of few words – and designer and carpenter Peter Lundmark of Alkemi möbler is the very definition of that description.
With respect and love for the material, he creates breathtakingly beautiful handmade furniture out of birch, oak, and walnut. Words are not necessary – Peter’s creations speak for themselves.
Find Peter on Instagram: @Alkemi_mobler
Viktoria Melinder’s art will move your soul, as every piece she makes has a history and story woven into it. The poetic artisan and designer that she is, she says that it's as if she imbues her creations with her thoughts.
Viktoria uses the natural beauty surrounding her atelier for colors and inspiration.
She washes fabrics at a nearby ditch, giving her textiles soft and warm colors.
Find Viktoria at viktoriamelinder.se or on Instagram: @Viktoriamelinder
Ingemar Nilsson, also known as ENI, makes ceramics that will never go out of style in a small (but very creative!) and crowded studio. ENI is famous for staying loyal to his unique style without ever compromising or following trends. And maybe that’s why you'll never get bored of his creations and instead love them more and more each time.
Celine Strömbäck’s Calmness of the Mountain (produced by GH Snickerier) provides space for your valuables. With this on your bedside table, you can have a good night’s sleep knowing that everything is in order.
Another of Celine’s creations is Dear Memories (produced by Löbe Granit and Glödheta Glashytta), glass domes to preserve the memories closest to your heart. By giving them an honored place in the home instead of hiding them away, they are treated like valuable decorations – protected but visible.
Produced by Linto AB, Marzieh Tangestani's Laleh (Persian for “tulip”; pictured here) and Christmas are decorative multi-purpose containers made with origami patterns and inspired by Persian nomads' handmade carpets and Swedish Christmas decor, respectively.
Marzieh also designed Asiab (Persian for “mill”), a wood-and-stone grinder inspired by old wheat mills. Its stone parts crush seeds; its wooden part serves as a bowl. Asiab was produced by Löbe Granit with the help of Sliperiet 3DLab's Magnus Lindgren.
The clock has always been a symbol of mechanical precision and efficiency, but for many situations, a general idea of the time is enough. Edvin Wahlström’s 12-ish clock is vague by design and allows for a more relaxed relationship with time. Produced by Diling Teknik AB.