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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Designer Interview – Monica Förster

Monica Förster by Camilla Lindqvist. V Söderqvist Blog interview.

Monica Förster is an industrial designer with an incredibly diverse portfolio. She has designed everything from the seat of a Volvo excavating machine and glow-in-the-dark toilet seat to some of the most recognizable interior objects and furniture in Sweden today. Förster is also one of our most international designers, collaborating with international companies from the […]

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Designer Interview – Sophia Edstrand

Sophia Edstrand interview. V Söderqvist Blog.

Landing in Paris as an au pair to French jewellery designer Marie-Hélène de Taillac at the age of 18, Sophia Edstrand’s life journey would take many exotic turns.  Her work with de Taillac would take her to India, a land that was a complete opposite to her native Sweden. It was while working for de […]

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Designer Interview – Färg & Blanche

Emma Blanche and Fredrik Färg of Färg & Blanche. Photo: Lennart Durehed. V Söderqvist Blog.

Partners both in work and in private, French born Emma Marga Blanche and Swede Fredrik Färg are a design match made in heaven. Known as Färg & Blanche they work out of their sprawling studio in Södermalm, with all manner of tools and machines that help them to experiment and constantly push the boundaries within the […]

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