Tag Archives: Swedish

Kolonn

This Swedish vase Kolonn, is from Skruf glasbruk & is designed by Carina Seth Andersson. A hand-blown vase in a simple & timeless design that fits in most environments.

Credit: Skruf glasbruk
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Meatballs

Meatballs – one of the most common dishes in Swedish homes through the ages. And perhaps the one that is best known outside Sweden’s borders.

Credit: royaldjurgarden
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Textile designer

A large exhibition, “Wanja Djanaieff and her twenty-two favorite colors” is now shown at Marabouparken art gallery, displaying her work through the ages & confirms her as one of Sweden’s most influential textile designers.

Wanja was born February 1941 & almost completely unknown to most people, but not her patterns. During the 1960s & 70s, she drew hundreds of textile patterns for clothes, furniture & fabrics, which were used & spread all over Sweden.

Her work became known to a wide audience when she designed clothes for the Swedish Olympic team in Munich in 1972. The pattern with yellow crowns on a blue background becomes Djanaieff’s perhaps most famous work.

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Architecture

An amazing modern wooden house with large windows embedded in greenery with the Swedish blue sky as a backdrop. Created by the talented m.arkitektur / Martina Eriksson.

Credit: residencemag
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Hilma af Klint

Inspired by Hilma af Klint – the Swedish artist & mystic whose paintings were amongst the first abstract art. She came into contact with nature at an early stage in her life & her association with natural forms became an inspiration in her work.

She studied in Stockholm at the Academy of Fine Arts for five years. Before she died in 1944, she stipulated that her work couldn’t be shown for 20 years & made it clear that many of her paintings couldn’t be sold individually.

Her work remained outside the spotlight for decades – until, in 2013, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm mounted a traveling retrospective that became a surprise hit.

Six years later, the Guggenheim Museum in New York had its own retrospective, which closed in 2019 & received 600,000 visitors, making it the most viewed exhibition the museum had ever done.

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