Author(s): Susanne Helgeson and Kent Nyberg
The author presents a survey of over 30 Swedish designers, from glass and textile designers to ceramic artists and furniture makers, which provides an insight into Scandanavian design philosophies. The work of 14 Swedish photographers illustrates the text, capturing the artists, their work and a number of key producers and contributors. An illustrated history surveys Swedish design from 1845 to the early 21st century, while a glossary and directory provide further information on this growing industry. This text should be of interest to those studying design, and the Swedish design scene in particular.
Susanne Helgeson was born in Uppsala, Sweden, in 1964, and lived in Paris for two years before studying economics and law at Stockholm University. She worked in marketing for ten years as a project director and writer, and after six months working in advertising in Italy she started her own art and design business, again as a project director and writer. Today she writes for Elle Interior, Form, and Manadsjournalen, among other magazines. Kent Nyberg was born in Boras, Sweden, in 1958. He was a student at Beckmans School of Design from 1979 to 1982. In 1984 he started Style for Every Mood with Johan Vipper, producing innovative graphic design for record covers. Today he runs his own graphic design and marketing business, specializing in corporate profiles and books. He has won several prizes for his book designs, among them Rosendals tradgardskafe (The Garden Cafe at Rosendal).