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A First Look at the Next Generation of Swedish Designers

For their final project at Stockholm’s Beckmans College of Design, eight future product designers— and now newly minted graduates — created works characterized by their desire to address a problem that went beyond their own needs. For Ella Westlund, that meant creating a sofa to accommodate a wheelchair, to let those sitting look one another in the eye; with the simple navy cushions in “Be A Part Of,” those seated can shift and adjust. For Anne Harvala, peach, grey and brown tables of varying heights and sizes are a coping mechanism for wobbly tables, a concept that came by way of a collaboration with the Swedish company Mitab. Another favorite comes from Jonatan Nilsson with his “Concretely Happy” series. His playful, smiley-faced vases and pedestals with their wiggly or neoclassical reliefs show a humorous, honest approach to the exploration of concrete. Check out the rest of our favorites below!

Jonatan Nilsson

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Anne Harvala

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Beckmans, elevutställning, eximination, 2017, bord, design Anne Harvala, fotograf Joakim Bergström

Ella Westlund

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Hanna Wik

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Emma Stridh

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