Marcia Harvey Isaksson – Fiberspace Gallery

Marcia Harvey Isaksson. Photo: Karin Björkquist. V Söderqvist Scandinavian Art & Design Talks.

Marcia Harvey Isaksson is an interior architect and owner of Fiberspace Gallery in Stockholm. The gallery has in just five years become an important showcase of fiber art in Sweden. Textile art has a history of being undervalued and traditionally seen as the domain of women. The exceptional Bauhaus artist Anni Albers was never given […]

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Stockholm Design week 2021 – Misschiefs

Frida Fjellman Totem Buddies. Stockholm Design Week. Photo: Daniel Camerini.

When Misschiefs first made its debut at Stockholm Design Week 2020 there were great and exciting plans to travel with the exhibition. Then a global pandemic hit, and everything came to a halt. Nothing was going to stop the creative and energetic Paola Bjäringer. She continued with Misschiefs as a pop up then a takeover […]

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Artist Interview – Eva Hild

Eva Hild interview V Söderqvist Scandinavian Art & Design Talks.

Eva Hild is one of Sweden’s most respected contemporary artists. Her organic, ethereal clay sculptures are hand-built, all in the same thickness, then sand papered, fired and painted. Her large metal forms grace public spaces both in Sweden and abroad. As delicate as these thin, meandering, continuously flowing sculptures look, there is also a tension […]

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Artist INTERVIEW – FARVASH RAZAVI

Farvash Razavi. Scandinavian Art & Design Talks interview.

Farvash Razavi is a research-based cross disciplinary artist based in Stockholm. Her background in chemistry allows her to bridge the world of material science with art and design. Coming to Sweden at the age of six as an immigrant from Iran, her work is deeply rooted in Persian mythologies and history. Creativity runs in her […]

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Let it Bee – Elspeth Cornish

Elspeth Cornish. Interview Scandinavian Art & Design Talks, V Söderqvist.

Elspeth Cornish is a British watercolour artist who lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband, and will have her first solo exhibition in a Stockholm gallery this month. With a background in interior design, Elspeth has gone back to her first love, painting. This self taught artist is very passionate about pollinators and she celebrates […]

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ARTIST INTERVIEW – BELLA RUNE

Bella Rune. Interview Scandinavian Art & Design Talks.

Bella Rune’s exhibition this summer at the Carl Eldh studio museum, was a marriage made in heaven. Her suspended silk mohair sculptures provided a delicate, ethereal feel amidst the solid classical sculptures of one of Sweden’s most celebrated sculptors of the early 20th century. Educated at both Chelsea College of Arts in London and Beckmans […]

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Interview – Helene Schmitz

Helene Schmitz Photo by Joakim Rolandsson. V Söderqvist Blog

Interview – Helene Schmitz My interview with Helene Schmitz comes just after her return from New York. Her work was part of the opening exhibitions at the newly opened branch of Fotografiska museum. One of Sweden’s top internationally known photographers, Schmitz’s early interest in photography stemmed from her fascination for the impermanence of life. Over […]

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Misschiefs – Paola Bjäringer

Paola Bjäringer by Kimberly Ihre. V Söderqvist blog.

Misschiefs is an all women exhibition born out of a concept by Paola Bjäringer. Ten women designers and a guest artist create a functional art object that comes in a limited edition of 3 pieces. It is to be revealed at Stockholm Design Week in a historical building from 1883 , the Bångska Palace in […]

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Designer Interview – Kristine Five Melvær

Kristine Five Melvaer. Photo by Erik Five Gunnerud

Kristine Five Melvær‘s multidisciplinary approach to design has resulted in products that not only look stunning but that function well in our homes and build a long term relationship with the user. The Norwegian designer’s door mat Sand for Heymat has just won the Archiproducts 2019 design award in the Decor category as I write […]

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Ceramic Artist – Eva Zethraeus

Eva Zethraeus - Interview V Söderqvist Blog

Eva Zethraeus is a ceramic artist living and working in Gothenburg, Sweden.  Zethraeus creates organic, complex, biomorphic sculptures. She sees them as landscapes, both on land and underwater, the sculptures seem to be frozen in motion yet at the same time display a quality of life and movement. Her art is influenced from both her painterly background […]

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