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Occupation: Interior and product designer.
Instagram: @liljencrantzdesign, @veermakers, @grandrelations
Studio location: Stockholm.
Describe what you make: I’m a designer of products for our new brand, Veermakers, as well as Liljencrantz x K.F.K Master Cabinet Makers. I’m also an interior designer for Liljencrantz Design, where I work with a wide range of clients creating bespoke and luxurious interiors for residences, retail, and hospitality. We focus on long-lasting natural materials and good craftsmanship and pay great attention to every detail in the process. We want to honor location and architecture while balancing mid-century modern influences with a contemporary design language. The results are multi-layered, elegant, and timeless.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: The design concepts I’ve created together with K.F.K Cabinet Makers, a collaboration that started in 2017. Together we’ve created Liljencrantz x K.F.K Master Cabinet Makers and Veermakers, two distinguished furniture brands that won’t compromise on production, material, or design.
Describe the problem your work solves: I aim to transform the passion, emotions, and unspoken codes that a person radiates into something physical. I create environments that make you feel at ease, the balance between objects and materials are the key to everything.
Describe the project you are working on now: We’re designing a new house in the beautiful suburban Djursholm, located by the water in Stockholm. We’ve made it classical to blend in this particular area, but yet with a simple and brutal touch to it. The house is about 800 square meters (8,611 square feet) and includes an indoor spa and gym, wine cellar, and an atelier with a five-meter high window for the daylight to make its magic.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: During Stockholm Design Week 2021, we’re launching a new design brand, Veermakers, at the magical space of Grand Relations’ atelier. Veermakers is a high-quality furniture and accessories brand producing well-crafted objects with a strong presence. Every piece is designed and produced with a firm belief in quality, using honest materials and responsible production methods. Our first collection will be showcased in a curated exhibition (opening Feb. 8th) in collaboration with the leading Scandinavian PR agency Grand Relations founded by Hans Hjelmqvist and Tove Regnander. The interior concept of their atelier was developed by me with handcrafted woodworks specially designed for the atelier in exclusive walnut.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: We always have music on—the playlist depends on our mood and what we’re making, but when we have meetings we play the classical piano or slow jazz. The coffee pot is always on, and once a month we invite some friends/colleagues for late-night workshops with snacks and vino.
What you do when you’re not working: Spending time with family and friends mostly at our country house in Stockholm’s archipelago. And I just love watching TV series for hours and hours.
Sources of creative envy: Carlo Scarpa, Jean-Michel Frank, Donald Judd, Piero Portaluppi.
The distraction you want to eliminate: The fire in my head when things don’t go exactly as planned.
Concrete or marble? Marble.
High-rise or townhouse? High-rise.
Remember or forget? Remember.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts.
Dark or light? In-between.