Group of Ten (est. 1970) design collective promoting creative individuality

Group of Ten Swedish design collective

The Group of Ten (Tio-Gruppen) was established in 1970. Gunila Axén, BrittMarie Christofferson, Carl Johan De Geer, Susanne Grundell, Lotta Hagerman, Birgitta Hahn, Ingela Hakansson, Tom Hedqvist, Tage Müler, and Inez Svensson established the TIO Gruppen a Swedish design collective, which mirrored a renaissance of interest in handicrafts.

Because its members had previous careers in the textile industry, they wanted to be free to promote their creative ideas. As a result, they have exhibited printed textiles in New York, Paris, and elsewhere and opened a permanent Stockholm location that houses a printed textile showroom/shop. Their work was characterised by large scale, brightly coloured patterns.

Sources

Woodham, J. M. (2006). A dictionary of modern design. Oxford University Press.

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