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Sunlight reflects off the streamlined curves of vintage Electrolux vacuum cleaner

Electrolux was the first electrical appliance manufacturer to produce a horizontal-cylinder vacuum cleaner. Its flexible hose made it possible to clean in places other floor models could not reach. In 1924, the Electrolux vacuum cleaner was successfully introduced in the U.S.Read More →

Group of Ten Swedish design collective

Because its members had previous careers in the textile industry, they wanted to be free to promote their creative ideas. 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 →

Wiwen Nilsson - Black and white photo from Wikipedia

He was trained in the workshop of his father Anders Nilsson. He studied at the Konigliche Preussische Zeichenakademie, Hanau (Germany), and in the Paris studio of Georg Jensen while at the Acadรฉmie de la Grande Chaumiere and Acadรฉmie Colarossi.Read More →

Bruno Mathsson Swedish Designer & Architect

Mathsson grew up in the town of Vรคrnamo 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 →

Ulla Forsell

Ulla Forsell was born in 1944 and studied at the College of Art and DesignRead More →

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Glassworks in Kosta CW Nystrรถm and JE Lindberg started the mill in 1871. They acquired land from Jonas Bergstrand, a farmer from Madesjรถ parish, who owned the land at PukebergRead More →

Vase-sculpture โ€˜The Appleโ€™ Designed by Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors

Ingeborg Lundin (1921 – 1991) was a Swedish Glassware Designer. Between 1941 – 1946 she studied at Konstaackskolan and Tekniska Skolan, Stockholm.Read More →

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Stig Lindberg (1916 – 1982) was a Swedish ceramic, glass, textile, industrial designer, and painter and illustrator. During his long career with the Gustavsberg pottery factory, Lindberg produced whimsical studio ceramics and graceful tableware lines, making him one of Sweden’s most important postwar designers.ย Read More →

Anders Liljefors was a Swedish ceramicist. He initially concerned himself with household ware, discovered a new method of casting ceramics in a sand mould, and worked feverishly to extract new and unexpected effects from this material during the later years of his life.Read More →

Sven Markelius Chairs

Sven Markeilus (1889- 1972) was a Swedish Architect, Town Planner and textile designer born in Stockholm.

He taught in Stockholm and at Yale University. In the 1950s, Markelius designed simple wooden furniture and printed fabrics with Astrid Sampe, produced by Nordiska in Stockholm.Read More →

A pair of chairs designed by Louis Sparre

He was born in Gravellona Lomellina, Italy. He was the son of Pehr Ambjรถrn Sparre af Sรถfdeborg (1828โ€“1921) and Teresita Adรจle Josefa Gaetana Barbavara (1844โ€“1867). His father had served as head of the banknote printing company for the Sveriges Riksbank. He spent his early childhood with his mother at Villa Teresita in Gravellona while his father was often on business trips.Read More →

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He worked at Kariskrona Porslinsfabrik from 1935 to 1936; at Upsala-Ekeby from 1936 to 1950 (as art director from 1943 to 1950) Kosta Boda glassworks from 1950 to 1973, where he was design director while also maintaining his studio in Arhus. Often, his free-form work was engraved.Read More →

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Sigurd Persson (1914โ€“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 →

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Designer of iKea Dragon Cultery

Carl-Gustaf Hallberg Jahnsson (1935-1994) was a Swedish silversmith and designer.Read More →

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

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IKEA Dragon 20-Piece Flatware Set, Stainless Steel designed by Carl-Gustaf Jahnsson DRAGON flatware has beenRead More →

Smaland Glassware Museum

Well crafted and masterfully designed glassworks have become one of Swedish design’s most recognisable andRead More →