Stockholm apartment by Tekla Evelina Severin
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To a certain degree, Heckscher’s take on color, pattern, and texture are a reaction to the legacy of functionalism in Swedish design, which he finds to be “a little bit of a burden.” When Modernism came to Sweden, it was “called functionalism and everything had to have a function. If it didn’t have a function, it had to go.” He remains influenced by his time in Milan, where “they’re working from a totally different design perspective.”