Sillon curved chair designed by Yngve Ekström

Swedish furniture designer Yngve Ekström significantly contributed to the Scandinavian Modernism movement, most famously with the “Lamino” armchair. Co-founder of Swedese, Ekström’s designs emphasize simplicity, functionality, and connection to nature.Read More →

“Swedish Grace” tableware sets, Rörstrand designed by Louise Adelbourg

Louise Adelborg, a member of Sweden’s noble Adelborg family, made significant contributions to the world of design. Best known for her enduring porcelain and textile artistry, her work, particularly the ‘Swedish Grace’ design, continues to inspire globally. Her legacy is preserved in Stockholm’s National Museum.Read More →

Mälar Queen, Golden Hall, Stockholm by Einar Forseth

Einar Forseth, born in 1892, significantly influenced 20th century decorative and applied arts with a legacy spanning stained glass, mosaics, and postage stamps. His key works include the mosaics in Stockholm City Hall’s Golden Room and diverse contributions to Coventry Cathedral.
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Ulla Forsell

Ulla Forsell was born in 1944 and studied at the College of Art and Design in Stockholm and Holland. SheRead More →

Praktika Tableware

Praktika Tableware (1933) designed by Wilhelm Käge. White earthenware stacking dishes, oval with rounded sides.Read More →

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IKEA Dragon 20-Piece Flatware Set, Stainless Steel designed by Carl-Gustaf Jahnsson DRAGON flatware has been part of the Ikea rangeRead More →

A & E Design a Swedish design consultancy was founded in Stockholm by Tom Ahlström and Hans Ehrich (1942–). They worked in Italy earlier in the 1960s. The company has gained a reputation for functional, durable and ergonomically sound everyday products.Read More →

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Estrid Ericson, a pewter designer and design entrepreneur, was the founder of Svenskt Tenn, a highly influential Stockholm store and manufacturer closely associated with the Swedish Modern aesthetic and export success.Read More →

Carl Malmsten furniture

Carl Malmsten was a Swedish furniture designer. Inspired by Italian Renaissance and Swedish 18th-century forms, his work is typical of the new trends of the 1920s. Read More →

Børge Mogensen Spoke Back Sofa 1945, Fabric 1963

This sofa’s straightforward execution and regular silhouette reflect characteristics that were considered essential for advanced design at the time. Nonetheless, the turned spindles, stretchers, and exquisite details owe a lot to Borge Mogensen’s use of the lexicon of traditional furniture forms—especially American Shaker and English Windsor—in his wRead More →

Wiwen Nilsson - Black and white photo from Wikipedia

Swedish Silver Designer Wiwen Nilsson (1897-1974), known for simplicity and elegance in his work, made notable contributions to art and design. He extensively trained in renowned art spaces, and his art has won several accolades.Read More →

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Carl-Axel Acking (1910-2001) was a prominent architect and interior and industrial designer who was particularly active during the 1940s and 1950s. He studied at the National College of Art in Stockholm and the Art School and Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He was the architect of the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo and interior designer of ships of North Star Line. His most famous designs include the Anette dressing table, Bentwood Chair, Trienna Chair, and Tokyo Chair.Read More →

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Sigurd Persson (1914–2003) was a Swedish sculptor, blacksmith, and professor who is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most influential Swedish designers. Growing up in a goldsmith family, Persson founded his studio in Stockholm in 1942. Throughout his long career, he crafted objects in various materials ranging from metal to glass to plastic. Read More →

Bruno Mathsson Swedish Designer & Architect

Mathsson grew up in the town of Värnamo in Sweden’s Smland region, the son of a master cabinet maker. After a brief period of schooling, he began working in his father’s gallery.Read More →

Stockholm Design Week September 5-9, 2023

The Stockholm Design Week will be held from February 6 to 12 and from September 5 to 9 in 2023.Stockholm has a lot of places where design events take place, from galleries and showrooms to dinner parties, meetings after fairs, opening cocktails, museums, and cultural centres.Read More →

Juliuys Olaf Randall

In 1901, he moved to New York and worked for Tiffany and Gorham Manufacturing. In 1907, he worked at the Kalo Shop in Chicago before opening his own Randahl Shop in Park Ridge, Illinois, in 1911.Read More →

Kurt Versen Table Lamp

In the 1940s and 1950s, executed many assignments from architects for flexible lighting appropriate to Modern interiors.Read More →

Ola Wihlborg iKea

He took his first steps towards his career as a designer at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden, where he studied furniture and product design. After graduating in 2004, he began working as a freelance designer.Read More →

Pritzker Prize winner Sydney Opera House

The design of the Sydney Opera House (1956-73), which he won in an international competition, was Utzon’s crowning achievement. He envisioned a solid sculptural building made of a series of giant interlocking billowing white ‘sails’ inspired by the ships of Sydney Harbour.Read More →

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Gate began his long affiliation with the Swedish glassmaking firm Orrefors in 1916. He worked as an artistic director and built the firm foundation for Sweden’sSweden’s substantial modern glass industry, alongside Edvard Hald, Vicke Lindstrand, Knut Bergqvist, and others.Read More →