Stilleben are three decorative containers where the content determines the function. The flowing edge forms a collar around the objects and can both conceal and highlight.
The design for Stilleben came from a desire to tame the metal and to create a soft, inviting shape that changes in appearance in different angles. By using a laser that rotates the pipe while cutting we were able to create the curve.
The collaboration between Herman Anderssons Plåt AB and Sophia Lithell is a step to show that it is possible to manufacture design products at a competitive price with locally based manufacturing company. By utilizing current technology and modern machinery, our goal was to create a product that can compete against low-cost countries.
All made in Sweden, here to be precise. The container is created from a steel pipe which is cut with a rotating laser, that makes it possible to create the flowing edge of the cylinder. Since the edge is symmetrical one cut makes two edges, using the material fully and leaving a minimum waste. The bottom is lasercut, engraved and then welded on by hand.
What is Swedish?
Now that almost everything is produced abroad, is there something we do best, and also have the material for right here in Sweden?
A contemporary piece of furniture using an old Swedish craftmanship; the weaving of birch bark. The seat is made like an oversized birch bark basket, but it’s not finished, the birch bark is left half weaved. And reveals the brighter side of the bark wich usually is hidden. This goes against the ”rules” of the craftsmanship, and questions the traditions, maybe the crafts need to re-new the thinking and making to not die out? Can the craft and furniture design be combined to create something new?
Steel & Birch Bark
Formex, Stockholm 2012
A stool/table in Collaboration with Studio Amanda & Matilda. Read more about it here
Molded plywood with ash veneer. Leather handles with a top of tray, glass and hand sewn rya rug knots.
Poster frame in ashwood made by hand in Malmö, Sweden.
Available for 50x70 & 70x100 cm posters.
Buy them online here
Poster by Dutch designer Mevrouw de Haas
Exhibitions: Stochholm Furniture Fair 2010
I use a chair to hang my clothes on before going to bed. Eventually they build up and become a big pile, sometimes the pile is so big it tips the chair over. With the “Shaker” I want to unburden my chair and give the clothes it’s own space.
Many solutions are made for organizers, people that are good at keeping order, but what about people that are good at being untidy?
In this piece of furniture I have focused on behaviour. Piling clothes is something that some of us have a tendancy to do, and insted of to changing that behaviour I tried to create something useful and beautiful from the chaos of everyday life. I want to further encourage the act of throwing the clothes by making the clothing stand rock, reacting to the movement.
The clothes hanger is made solely in birch, and the joinery is inspired by the Shaker movement. A religious sect famous for their craftsmanship, simplicity and functionality.
I'm happy to be one of the participants in this years edition of Örnsbergsauktionen! So if you are in Stockholm between the 2-8 of February come by the exhibition, or bid on the auction taking place on February 7th.
Here's some info:
This year the exhibition will take place at Konstakademien, Fredsgatan 12.
Opening 2 February 12.00-18.00
Exhibition: 3-7 February 12.00-18.00
The 7th of February 19.00 all exhibited items will be auctioned at Jakobsdalsvägen 15a in Örnsberg.
(Red line subway towards Norsborg, Örnsberg station)
To take part in the auction you need to RSVP by filling in a simple form at:
Please note: The objects will not be on display during the auction night. If you want to see the objects, please visit Konstakademien on Fredsgatan 12
For more info and online catalogue please visit
Stapla is a low table made of wood and glass that can easily be broken down into its component parts.
Like building blocks the pieces are stacked onto each other and held firmly together by the knot. The parts wedge into each other and a zigzag pattern is created in the meeting.
The knot is my version of the "Siljansknuten" which originated in the Siljansbygden, where my family has its roots.
Sophia Lithell + Studio Amanda & Matilda
Rotunda is a collaboration between Studio Amanda & Matilda and Sophia Lithell where our disciplines and material together form a piece of furniture. Rotunda is a furniture with large volume which contrasts to the textiles. With its simple cylindrical shape, it lifts it up and puts focus on the top, where materials and designs is in the spotlight. The ability to vary the top gives the furniture different functions and expressions.
Studio Amanda & Matilda consists of textile designers Amanda Boierth with master's degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation and Matilda Ekström with bachelor's degree from the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås. The studio was founded in 2013 and aims to create modern, bold fabrics with a durable expression.
You will find us in Greenhouse in stand VH03:22
There is something generous and inviting with a bench, a seat that is not divided, but meant to be shared with others. "Chair/Bench" wants to create something bigger than a chair, a community where several chairs side by side, close together, allows room for one more person.
The aesthetic for the chair comes from the school world, the classic school chair. Tubular steel frame and wooden seat, robust, durable and simple shapes suitable for mass production. In "Chair / Bench" the material has a more prominent role, raw simplified forms that together transform the archetype. Form follows function, therefore, the backrest and the seat is extra wide and continues out over the edges. The legs are angled outward to create support in the middle where the planks meet and prevents it from tipping.
Both chairs are made by artisans in Malmö, the strict design is offset by the uniqueness when the hand tries to mimic the machine aesthetic. The seemingly mass-produced, becomes unique.
Pine & Steel
Formex, Stockholm 2013
Sammarbete lokalt på riktigt, Malmö 2013
Dovetailing is a handicraft, a tacit knowledge that is difficult to convey to another person through writing down or verbalising. It’s something that requires practice and experience to fully understand. My degree project deals with how I explore new ‘dimensions’ for my furniture design, starting from the technique of dovetailing. How can I fashion a piece of furniture that gives a feeling of weight, security, and stability, but offers the potential to be moved at the same time?
Konstfack, Stockholm 2011Odenplan subway station, Stockholm 2012
I fell in love with containers when I studied German a summer in Berlin. It became a symbol for the city in change, tearing down and building up again. I played with scale and changed the context of the container, from building site to the private home. The containers is the place to put the small things without a specific home, the small things you don't know where to place. Containers in different materials, but with the same proportions. Each material slightly changing the details of the container.
Birch, Clay, Wire
Exhibitions:Formex, Stockholm 2013