Creative design is not just about the appearance – it is about the design that sees to a certain need. Hans K’s experienced design team works daily with creating new innovative products for both private and public environments. While developing new collections we also work with external designers, visionaries who always contribute with new ideas and share our vision – to create sustainable, personal furniture for your life.
“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.
“Nature seems to strive to engage in patterns and symmetries where balance and equilibrium are the optimal state. With nature as inspiration Birch is a hommage to the Swedish birch forest and an attempt to create a more balanced and organized existence in everyday life.”
Notchi architects is an architectural and design agency, owned and operated by Oscar Gillkvist and Carl-Magnus Elander. Their intention is to integrate furniture design into architecture and interior design.
“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.
Madeleine Jonsson, born 1992 in Nyköping. Graduating in design at HDK in Gothenburg. She works mostly with illustration and graphic design, but is also interested in product design. In her projects, Madeleine prefers to work for educational purposes and often with feminism as a starting point.
Sara Karlsson, born 1992 in Nyköping and studies design at HDK in Gothenburg. She works versatile and often with conceptual design and design and has a great interest in color, material and space.
Josephine Aspenrot, born 1989 in Gothenburg. The interest in architecture and design has been around since childhood. She studies furniture design focusing on wood at HDK Steneby. "With inspiration from the Nordic nature and curiosity of contrasts, I want to develop designs that raise interest".
Madeleine, Sara and Josephine studied Interior Design at the Art College in Gothenburg, and this was where the first prototype of the Zig Zag Lounge was designed.