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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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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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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Rising Star: Alexandra Nilasdotter

Alexandra Nilasdotter. Interview V Söderqvist Art and Design Talks.

Alexandra Nilasdotter  creates objects that are functional and minimalistic, hand thrown  ceramics influenced by architectural lines and with the natural beauty of raw unglazed clay on full display. Interviewing her in her studio in Gustavsberg, I got to see and touch everything which for me is always a delight. The pieces are smooth and soft to […]

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Ida Magntorn’s aesthetic world.

Ida Magntorn. Photo: Jenny Leyman.

Swedish Photographer and journalist Ida Magntorn’s beautiful aesthetics is reflected in all her work. She captures the play of light in interiors, resulting in poetic images reminiscent of  19th century Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi’s paintings. In her book Home Style by City she profiles homes in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Copenhagen, and her […]

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Artist Interview – Martin Wickström

Martin Wickström. Photo: Ewa Rudling. V Söderqvist Blog.

Martin Wickström’s paintings take you into a sphere where different worlds collide side by side on a canvas, where photorealistic images of light and shadows play on building facades, where the face of a Khmer Rouge prisoner stares down at you, numbered before she is tortured and killed, and one where Jackie Kennedy is juxtaposed with […]

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Margrethe Odgaard – The Colour Alchemist.

Margrethe Odgaard. Photo: Andreas Omvik. V Söderqvist Blog

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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