Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Age: b. 1984 (Emma); b. 1981 (Fredrik).
Occupation: Furniture designers.
Hometown: Chamonix in the French Alps (Emma); Från Lysekil, Sweden (Fredrik).
Studio location: Södermalm in Stockholm.
Describe what you make: We make furniture, objects, lighting, ceramics, textiles, and art pieces.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: The next piece.
Describe the problem your work solves: Our role is to question what’s existing today and to find new ways of doing things, while not forgetting past knowledge.
Describe the project you are working on now: Most of our current projects are confidential. We recently did stage scenography for a band called AMASON for their concert at Way Out West. Our next big project is actually having a baby in one month.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: Textiles for Bernhardt Design that we pre-launched at ICFF in May. The collection is available in August.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Music, fashion books, nice people… and lots of materials and machines!
What you do when you’re not working: We are going to the Stockholm Archipelago, where Emma’s family has owned a remote cottage since the 1940s on an island. It doesn’t have electricity or running water. It’s the best place to relax and be creative!
Sources of creative envy: Alexander McQueen, Iris Van Herpen, filmmaker Jacques Tati.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Smartphones.
Concrete or marble? Marble.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Remember (Emma); forget (Fredrik).
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts (Emma); Aliens (Fredrik).
Dark or light? Light.