Margrethe Odgaard – The Colour Alchemist.

Popsicle Index. Photo: Andreas Omvik. Margrethe Odgaard Interview, V Söderqvist

Danish Textile Designer Margrethe Odgaard schooled at the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation and at the Rhode Island School of Design in the U.S. not only creates colour but it permeates through every aspect of her life. In the poetic way that she transforms objects in her use of colour, she […]

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Furniture Couture – Milan Design Week

Armour mon Amour. Färg & Blanche.

The Swedish/French design duo Färg & Blanche, Emma Blanche and Fredrik Färg, have been known for their innovative concept of stitching on wood. They have now pushed those boundaries even further by stitching on metal, with a new collection inspired by Samurai Armour from their art-in-residence experience in Japan last year. ”We were fascinated by the mix […]

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Stunning Classical Scandinavian Apartments

The home of Stockholm's glamorous fashion queen Nathalie Shuterman.

There is nothing like a stunning turn of the century classical Scandinavian Apartment,  with its high ceilings, big windows, tiled stoves, intricate moulding and plasterwork. I have compiled some of my recent favourites. Many of them are not quite the minimalism that you come to expect of Scandinavian interiors, with dramatic and glamorous rooms, and […]

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New York Love.

We have come to the end of the year, and I apologise for not having been active on the blog for the last few months. Due to health challenges the blog had to take a back seat for awhile. But I would like to wish all my followers a wonderful year ahead filled with peace and […]

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Museea at Art Miami Week

Iris Van Herpen - Micro-2012 couture dress handmade from night blue liquid fabric photo: Ronald Stoop

My favourite exhibition makers, Swede Sofia Hedman and her husband Serge Martynov of Museea were at Art Miami this week with a Pop Up exhibition A QUEEN WITHIN: ADORNED ARCHETYPES. Presented by Barrett Barrera Projects, they featured a selection of work from the full scale exhibition, film & artwork of Comme des Garçons, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, 69, Iris van Herpen, […]

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Summer Exhibitions – Stockholm

Narcissus Garden- Kusama at Moderna Museet.

I feel very privileged to live in a city that always has so much to offer in terms of Art and Culture. Stockholm has a multitude of Museums and private Art Galleries,  As summer comes to an end, all the exhibitions will come to a close with new ones signalling the start of the Autumn season. Here […]

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Designer Interview – Ingegerd Råman

Ingegerd Råman in studio. V Söderqvist Blog.

Ingegerd Råman is the doyenne of Swedish Ceramics and Glass. For almost five decades this legendary designer has worked with Swedish Glassworks such as Johansfors, Skruf and Orrefors, and heightened the aesthetic experience of everyday objects in Swedish homes.  Her pared down, quietly elegant style with a focus on materiality and functionality, has won her many ardent followers and […]

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