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Designers

  • Studioilse

    Studioilse

    TOUCH

    Creations

    Studioilse, led by Ilse Crawford and Oscar Peña, is a multi-disciplinary design studio with a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the centre of all that they do. This means creating environments where humans feel comfortable; public spaces that make people feel at home and homes that are habitable and make sense for the people who live in them. It means designing furniture and products that support and enhance human behaviour and actions in everyday life. 


  • Monica Förster

    Monica Förster

    BOSCA

    Creations

    Born in 1966, Monica Förster is the creator of some of the most internationally renowned objects in contemporary Swedish design today. Her work is characterized by a strong sense of pure form mixed with a never-ending curiosity for new materials and technology. Always trying to work in across-disciplinary way, she invents and renews typologies in industrial, furniture and object design.  Monica Förster, who is one of the top names within Swedish design, has created some of the future’s classic designs. Monica Förster Design Studio is based in Stockholm, and works globally with companies such as Alessi, Cappellini, Poltrona Frau, De Padova, Bernhardt, Volvo, Whirlpool, Vibia, Tacchini, Modus, Offecct and Swedese.  She has been awarded numerous Swedish and international awards such as Designer of the Year and has been exhibited all over the world in museums and institutions such as MoMA, New York and VA museum, London. Monica Förster has also been represented in the International Design Yearbook.


  • Sara Helder

    Sara Helder

    BOSCA

    Creations

    Sara Helder graduated as an interior architect SIR/MSA, 1997 at HDK in Gothenburgh.  Sara is together with Gert Wingårdh responsible for the interior design of the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC, Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet and recently opened Hotel Miss Clara (on Wallpapers to watch list).


  • Harri Koskinen

    Harri Koskinen

    BOSCA

    Creations

    Harri Koskinen (born in 1970) has an uncompromising, bold design aesthetic that has gained him international renown since the early days of his career. Practicality, a spare style and a conceptual approach to product and spatial design are Koskinenʼs trademarks. His clients include Alessi, Arabia, Artek, Cassina IXC, Design House Stockholm, Finlandia Vodka Worldwide, Genelec, Iittala, Issey Miyake Inc., Montina, Muji, Panasonic, Seiko Instruments Inc., Swarovski, Venini and Woodnotes.

    Founded in 2000, Koskinenʼs design agency Friends of Industry Ltd. is involved in product, concept and exhibition design. In 2009, Koskinen launched his first namesake collection, Harri Koskinen Works, consisting of furniture and a lamp. That same year, he became a partner in the Finnish organic and local production food concept and store called Maatilatori -Eat&Joy Farmers Market. In January 2012 Koskinen was appointed Design Director of the Iittala brand.

    Koskinenʼs works have been on display in exhibitions around the world. He has been awarded several major design prizes, such as the Kaj Franck Design Prize (2014), the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize (2009), the Pro Finlandia Medal (2007) and the Compasso d'Oro prize (2004).


  • Jasna Mujkić

    Jasna Mujkić

    MANULUTION

    Creations

    Born in 1972, Jasna Mujkic teaches product design courses at the Arts Academy in Sarajevo.  In addition to her teaching career, Jasna is an active product designer, with a special interest in furniture design.  She is the author of an official arts textbook used in Bosnian public schools.  Her designes have been exhibited in a number of international design exhibtions.  Jasna was the first designer who collaborated with Zanat (then Rukotvorine) on the modernization of its hand-carved motifs and their application to products of modern design (e.g. Quiet chair and stool). Jasna's Ombra coffee table (designed for Zanat) is the winner of the Interior Innovation Award - IMM 2012.  


  • Salih Teskeredžić

    Salih Teskeredžić

    MANULUTION

    Creations

    Salih Teskeredžić is probably the most influential and most prolific product designer in Bosnia.  Born in 1962, Salih is a tenured professor of product design at the Sarajevo Arts Academy.  He founded and managed an independent architecture and design studio in Vienna (2000-2004) and in 2007 he launched a Sarajevo based architecture and design studio AD ARTE.  Salih is known for pushing the technological limits of modern furniture design in wood (his favorite material), for emotionally expressive and irresistibly elegant pieces of furniture.  His earlier work earned him numerous design awards in the former Yugoslavia, his products were exhibited internationally and he has held three solo gallery exhibitions in Sarajevo and Vienna.  In recent years, Salih has been awarded as many as 10 of the prestegious Interior Innovation Awards granted by the German Design Council: Latus table and chair (2011), Torsio table (2011), Torsio chair (2012), Tesa chair (2012), all designed for Artisan; Daisy dining table (2012), designed for Rukotvorine (Zanat’s parent company); finally, chair, armchair, table and bed for the Fawn collection (2015) for Gazzda. 


  • Gert Wingårdh

    Gert Wingårdh

    BOSCA

    Creations

    Gert Wingårdh graduated as an architect SAR/MSA, 1975 at Chalmers University of Tecnology in Gothenburgh.   Gert founded Wingårdhs in 1977 which today employs more than 150 people. The office pays great attention to details and the projects span every aspect from the urban scale to the private space.   Notable projects are the Swedish Embassies in Berlin and Washington DC, Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and the restoration of the National Museum in Stockholm.

    Gert Wingårdh has continually participated in numerous architectural competitions and has an excellent track record with more than 70 wins, most recently for Statoil HQ, Stavanger, Norway and Liljewalchs Art Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Buildings designed by Gert Wingårdh are frequently nominated to the European Mies van der Rohe Awards, have received awards by America Institute of Architects and is the recipient of the highest Swedish Architectural award (the Kasper Salin Prize) a unique five times.