“I get my inspiration from different areas between people and the artifact. Through different analyses, process and examination I search for the ‘true way’.
Markus Johansson was born in 1982 in Hyssna situated outside Gothenburg. He graduated from HDK, Gothenburg and now run his own companyMarkus Johansson Design Studio, which mainly focus on product design. There he collaborates with Hans K, Markslöjd, SEFB and Albin in Hyssna. Markus has also had furniture exhibits in London, Milan, Stockholm, Wien and New York. In the last mentioned he is also represented by Mad Museum of Arts and Design. For Markus design is about conveying a certain feeling that will affect people’s lives and enhances their every day life.
John-Bertil Häggström work as a freelance designer for a number of clients in Sweden as well as internationally. He is also a part of Designer SID (Society of Swedish Industrial Designers). John-Bertil work with most types of furniture for both private and public environment. Several of his models has been celebrated with awards – among those the Japanese G-design Award. The collaboration with Hans K has resulted in the collections Inzel, Geneve and Enter which all have been huge successes in Scandinavia.
“My passion to create and fulfill both my thoughts and others, is something that moves me forward. To design something that creates joy and fulfill a need for someone else is absolutely amazing. The mix between product and pace in this profession is what makes everyday different from the other.”
Works form his office in Helsingborg. Mainly works with interior design, furniture and product design for both private and public environments. With his background as a furniture craftsman he started his education within design at Stenebyskolan and after that at Carl Malmsten-Furniture Studies in Stockholm where he graduated in 2012. After studying interior design as an exchange student and Chelsea Collage of Art and Design in London his interest grew for the spatially which has been of huge significance in his design. – I find my inspiration in most things. It can be anything from the simple exchange in everyday life to a more complex creating process where you omit from a need, material or a technique. Since the start of my company in 2013 I have started collaborations with companies in both Sweden and internationally. I have also drawn products or whole concepts for different companies, including the interior furnishing for the praised restaurant Daniel Berlin in Skåne-Tranås.
“I often build my design on a traditional of functional foundation, but still try to add that little extra in the design to keep it fresh.”
Sami Kallio – Interior and furniture designer from Gothenburg. Sami Kallio Studio. Born in Helsinki in 1975 and a MFA in interior design from HDK (Gothenburg) and Industriella högskolan (Helsinki). Sami Kallio Studio design furniture and equipment with focus on high quality, details and function which takes good knowledge and experience with handcraft and product development. – To work in practical with the product is important to me when it is in the workshop everything happens and develops to perfection.