Katja Pettersson, a former member of the design group “Front“, has designed small, stackable stools named “Avavick“ for the National Museum.

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35 cm
27 cm
46 cm
Laquered beech. 3 standard colours: NCS 1510-Y40R NCS 1502-Y NCS 2010-Y10R Other colours on request.

Katja Pettersson, a former member of the design group “Front“, has designed small, stackable stools named “Avavick“ for the National Museum. This versatile stool in typical “Swedese-style“ is made from bent wood in the manufactory in Småland. The stool is made from varnished beech and is 45,8cm high and has a diameter of 27cm.

Katja Pettersson

Katja Pettersson, has been active as designer herself and in groups, as teacher and lecturer since her MFA at Konstfack 2004. She is one of the founders of the design group Front, where she did research projects, some are in the permanent collections of,( among others), MOMA in New York, Center Pompidou in Paris, and the V & A Museum in London. Pettersson left the group in 2009 and works today at Konstfack as a Senior lecturer and as an independent creator. The focus of her work is the hierarchy between man and nature, conveyed by gestalt and material explorations. A work that has led to the exhibitions Welcome Back 2017 and Breakpoints 2018. She was granted 2014 with Konstnärsnämdens five year working grant and on behalf of Stockholm Art, she works with the gestalt of Stadsmuseum's court yard. In 2018 she was elected to the Royal Academy for the free arts with the motivation; because of her artistic height and mission.

Katja Pettersson

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Many modernist architects were universal designers with not only a clear understanding of designing houses, but also the interior, the furniture and almost the clothes the owners might wear. Swedese's founder, Yngve Ekström, was no exception. Together with names including Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson, Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjaerholm, Yngve Ekström was at the core of a generation of designers who made the concept "Scandinavian Modern" famous all over the world. With a keen eye, he designed Swedese's furniture, he designed together with L + M Architects also the head office building, logo, catalogues and personalised Christmas cards including their own poems. And so on.

The most well known design of Yngve Ekström's extensive portfolio is the Lamino armchair from 1956, which is still manufactured and sold all over the world. In 1999 the Lamino was voted the Twentieth Century's Best Swedish Furniture Design by the Swedish interior design magazine Sköna Hem.


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