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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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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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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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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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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Designer Interview – Märta Mattsson

Märta Mattsson. Photo: Anna Larsson.

Märta Mattsson is an alchemist of sorts, turning the repulsive world of dead animals and insects into intriguing objects of beauty through her Art Jewellery. Her plans to be a biologist was thwarted when she could not stomach dissecting animals in her High School science classes. She went on to study silversmithing and entered the […]

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