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 – 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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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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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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Inger Wästberg – Contemporary Art Jewellery.

Inger Wästberg wearing a Jenny Edlund necklace on the balcony of her home in Stockholm.

Inger Wästberg has had a long and industrious career in public service and politics in Sweden and is the author of several publications. In 1999 Inger accompanied her husband Olle Wästberg to New York where he was to take up the post of Swedish Consul General and remained there for 6 years. While in New York Inger actively promoted […]

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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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Designer Interview – Eva Eklöf

Eva Eklöf, designer. V. Söderqvist Blog.

New York based Swedish designer Eva Eklöf started her own company Les Few after spending 5 years as head product designer for Zara Home in Spain. Creating a small range of accessories in a very clean, modernist Scandinavian style, her products are all made by craftsmen in Sweden. The focus here is on fine quality […]

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