Oh haha! Don’t know if I have done that. But if I did, I guess it feels fun and weird at the same time!
It’s been going slow up here in Sweden for a while, I did some small projects that got some attention. But for real I would say that things started to happen when Swedish stylist Hanna Mw got her mirror! Then right after that Linn Eklund got a mirror. Both of their homes are incredibly cool and I guess that inspired many other people.
It’s always been my dream to design stuff. I've tried fashion before, and I studied architecture some years ago. But when I tried out designing furniture, I kind of instantly felt it was my thing!
It’s always hard to say. I’m always trying to design for interesting people, so these people are my main source of inspiration. But of course I’m very interested in design and art history, so I get so much influence from there too.
I work mostly with wood and coloured wood. When it comes to my production, I work with a local woodworker located in Sweden 15 minutes from where I grew up. And I always use local material.
It’s a hard question — we of course need to change our behaviours when it comes to consumption. But, for me, that doesn’t mean we should stop producing things. We will always need design that reflects our time, in order to understand our time. I can sometimes get tired that small scale designers always have to be super sustainable to be accepted, when we are not the problem in the bigger picture. Totally agree buying stuff that lasts is a type of conscious consumption, and my stuff is made so it can stay forever — and I hope that my customers buy my stuff with that thought in mind.
When it comes to myself, I buy almost everything second hand — both interior and clothes. I actually don’t remember the last time I bought something new. If I buy new stuff it’s always something that I thought about for a long time and something I know I will keep.
I guess the first design item I bought with my own money was three Grand Prix chairs by Arne Jacobsen. They were absolutely over priced... one was broken and there’s paint all over them. But I love them anyway and will keep them forever!
First I would say Swedish designer Siri Svedborg — she makes the coolest furniture and definitely deserves more attention! Look her up! When it comes to more established people, I'm very inspired by Sabine Marcelis, Thomas Barger and Max Lamb at the moment.
Right now I’m making a project together with Swedish Halebop — my plan is to make a chair in reused plastic. Then I have some other furniture that I will release... and also some secret projects.