SWEDISH DESIGN GOES MILAN, A COLLABORATION BETWEEN BUSINESS SWEDEN, VISITSWEDEN & SVENSK FORM, @ LA POSTERIA, VIA SACCHI 5/7, BRERA DISTRICT, MILANO. APRIL 8-13, 2014
It is no secret designer Lisa Hilland is fond of working with leather as one her favourite materials. Collaborating with Elmo, a leading manufacturer of exclusive leather based in Svenljunga Sweden, Lisa Hilland set out to explore how the beautiful qualities of leather can be showed off at its best:
‘I started to experiment with the traditional chesterfield leather upholstery technique with fresh design approach, giving it a renaissance in a new pattern and updated design approach. The result is ’Halo Armchair’ with a luxorious feel made out of softest pearl Elmo leather. Nothing beats a natural material like leather; it’s softness, colour, the small varieties in its appearance and the wonderful smell. Leather has a long life cycle and ages beautifully when handled with care. I want this anyone who sits in this chair to feel really special – surrounded by a beautiful halo pattern with the great sensation of leather.’
As part of this successful collaboration Lisa Hilland also experimented with a plissé pattern for a series of bags and jewellery. First our in this series is ‘Diamond Plissé Clutch and Bracelet’. Made out of softest Elmo Leather these accessories are perfect for everyday use as well as the occasional party.
Dear friends, welcome to visit ‘Malmö by Proxy’, where I will be showing new design pieces!
The exhibition is initiated by Form/Design Center (Swedish arts and crafts association) and fellow
talented designers from Malmö. It will be a great!
MILAN APRIL 9-14, MALMÖ BY PROXY,
VENTURA LAMBRATE, VIA VENTURA 6
MALMÖ APRIL 20–MAY 19,
FORM/DESIGN CENTER, LILLA TORG 9
Studio Carina Grefmar
Kay Bojesen, Rosendahl
Gemla, stand A23:10
With Gemla, I am presenting ‘Bow Chair’ along with news by designers Mats Theselius and Front. Gemla is a Swedish bentwood factory from the early 1800s, producing furniture of great quality and design. The idea behind ‘Bow Chair’ the design is to create an elegant stackable bent wood chair with as few components as possible. Together with superskilled craftsmen at Gemla we have worked hard to get all technical and aestetical aspects right.
Yes it has been a demanding, fun and very rewarding project. As a designer it is a dream situation to work with enthusiastic craftsmen focused on realizing an idea. The result is ‘Bow chair’- a contemporary and beautiful bent wood chair. I hope you will like it!
Gallery Pascale, stand AG:14
For Gallery Pascale, I have designed a furniture series ‘Secrets’ in a limited edition. ‘Placard des Secrets’ and ‘Table des Secrets’ combines wood and glass in a beautiful pattern with fine details of reindeer skin. The pattern creates a sort of ‘hide and seek’, by partially hiding objects they become secretive and awakens the curiosity of the viewer.
A special thanks to students and teachers at Snickarakademin Kristianstad for building the beautiful prototypes ‘Secrets’.
Welcome, I hope to see you there!
Love and peace. /Lisa
Welcome to join designer Lisa Hilland at the Link exhibition during the designweek in Paris, where she exhibits four new designs, Harlequin chest of drawers, Petit Pois folding chair, Nouvelle Vague clotheshanger/basket and Flowerbed horisontal vase. Exhibition concept and design by Matali Crasset. The prototypes are made by students at Snickarakademin Kristianstad (School of Cabinetmaking) and leatherwork by Carina Grefmar.
LINK PARIS at BHV Department Store 11 September – 3 November 201252, rue de Rivoli – 75004 Paris
“I remember being just a little girl maybe three years old, lying in the ski sled behind my father, while my parents took us children skiing up in the mountains in northern Sweden. I see treetops floating by against a blue sky, I hear the chatting of my parents, the sound of the skis against the snowy ground. For my family this is a holiday activity, for my grandfather just one generation earlier this closeness to nature was all a matter of survival. Now, my husband and I take our little girls up to the mountain too. Maybe that’s why I feel so connected to the forest, maybe that’s why I love to work with wood as a material for my designs.”
Design and copyright Lisa Hilland 2012, photos by Niklas Lundström.
Check out this new product designed for swedish producer Klong. Poppy is a neat basket that comes flatpack in leather with beautiful brass fasteners, all carefully designed and produced designed to age with patina. For resellers please contact Klong.
Welcome to Paris, this fall I am exhibiting some brand new work in Paris among them Harlequin Project, a dainty chest of drawers with a mirror and a stool.
Meet My Project PARIS at BHV Department Store
11 September – 3 November 2012
64, rue de Rivoli – 75004 Paris.
Materials: Solid ash with veneer ash/oak, glass mirror and leather. The prototype has been made by talented students at Snickarakademin Kristianstad. Beautiful leatherwork by Studio Carina Grefmar.
Design & copyright Lisa Hilland 2011, photos by Niklas Lundström.
Had a couple of very inspirational days in Paris while exhibiting Pompom Pouf and Gloria Mirrors designed for Svenskt Tenn. The exhibition was arranged by Meet my project at Le Lieu de Design. We were a group of Swedish designers that were supported by the Swedish Insitute Paris and Svensk Form. Below you will find all the swedish projects (including mine) by talented designers such as Kristin Greiling, David Taylor, Tove Thambert, Tina Backman, Jonas Forsman and Mars HwaSung Yoo. It was great to meet you , thank you everybody that came to the exhibition. À bientôt Paris!
Design by Katrin Greiling.
Design by Tove Thambert.
Design by Tina Backman.
Design by Lisa Hilland.
In this years Christmas Lottery, you have the chance to win a Trinity Candle Holder designed by Lisa Hilland for Design House Stockholm. Simply join Designer Lisa Hilland here on facebook to be part of the lottery. The winner will be announced on Facebook on Christmas day, the 25th of December.
Lots of love and warm christmas greetings from Lisa.
The Swedish insitute in Paris supports six Swedish designers to exhibit their work during Maison & Objet in January 2012. Lisa Hilland brings Pompom Pouf and Gloria Mirror to the exhibition.
Now you can see My Granddaughter’s Cabinet in Gärsnäs beautiful collection of furniture. Gärsnäs is a renowned Swedish furniture brand producing mainly in wood. If you are in Stockholm I higly recommend to see Gärsnäs new showroom in Sven Harrys Artmuseum in Vasaparken by Wingårdhs Architects.
For orders contact Gärsnäs: http://www.garsnas.se
Photo by Lennart Durehed.
Pompom Pouf, design Lisa Hilland for Svenskt Tenn, has been selected as one of the items of the exhibition HEMMA at Swedish Ambassador’s Residence during the Design Festival in London. The exhibition also includes beautiful designs by Mia Cullin, Luciano Pasquariello, Karim Rashid, Folkform, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Simon Klenell, Birgitta Hahn and Ingela Håkansson (Tenn Gruppen).
HEMMA is the Swedish word for home. In its London Design Festival context, Hemma is the place where you will find the latest key pieces of design emerging from Sweden. HEMMA combines two things that make Swedish design such a distintive form, tradition and modernity. Using materials such as reindeer skin, felt and crystal, the exhibiting designers produce items which bring new expressions to classic methods. The products are natural in a high-tec way, combining craft with innovation and production with global creativity.
The exhibition is organized and supported by the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design, Embassy of Sweden, the Swedish Trade Council, the Swedish Insitute and Visit Sweden.
17-24 September 2011
Mon-Fri 2-6PM, Sat & Sun 12-6PM, Wed 21, 2-8PM.
Swedish Ambassador’s Residence 27 Portland Place London W1B 1QA
You can read more about the exhibition and the designers here:
Proudly announcing that now you can see Gloria Mirror, design Lisa Hilland for Svenskt Tenn, in the famous VitraHaus, Vitra’s showroom in Weil am Rhein. This amazing building is designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron and used by Vitra to showcase many of their beautiful designclassics.
Photo by Frida Berglund/Trendenser.
Photo by Christiane Rittner/Vitra.
Photo by Frida Berglund/Trendenser.
Photo by Christiane Rittner/Vitra.
My Granddaughter’s Cabinet is now sold through NK, Nordiska Kompaniet, Stockholms most fashionable department store! You can see it on display at the crystal and kitchenware department on the lower ground floor. My Granddaughter’s Cabinet is produced by Gärsnäs, a renowned Swedish furniture brand.
Photography by Stina Rapp: http://www.stinarapp.com/
Proudly announcing that Pompom Pouf on the colourful cover of stylish Swedish Magazine ‘Residence’. Beautiful work by stylist Eva Littorin and photographer Sofia Sykfont. In the same issue Gloria Mirror is chosen as a spring favourite by Style Editor Cecilia Titvar.
Pompom Pouf and Gloria Mirror are both produced by renowned Swedish Brand ‘Svenskt Tenn’.
Have a great weekend!
Lots of Love
To order these items click here:
* Pompom Pouf
* Gloria Mirror
Now you can find Pompom Pouf and Gloria Mirrors in Svenskt Tenn’s beautiful collections of furniture, textiles and accessories. Svenskt Tenn’s gorgeous showroom is located in former movie theather Astoria, Nybrogatan 15 in Stockholm. Well worth a visit!
Among the spring season news at Svenskt Tenn, two tables designed by Josef Frank are joined by leatherwork by Lisa Hilland and a flexible lamp from Whatswhat.
”Josef Frank’s timeless tables are, together with the contemporary designs from Lisa Hilland and Whatswhat, excellent exponents of the furnishing philosophy which Svenskt Tenn represents,” says Thommy Bindefeld, Marketing Manager at Svenskt Tenn.
Inspired by family treasures, designer Lisa Hilland has used leather which makes for beautiful ageing to create her pouf and mirror, with the intent to be passed on from one generation to the next. The Pompom Pouf is priced at SEK 26,500 and the leather collared Gloria Mirror comes in three sizes, within the price range SEK 4,900-7,900.
It is now official; Gloria Mirror and Pompom Pouf will be produced by renowned Swedish brand Svenskt Tenn. I am thrilled to see my designs come alive in their beautiful collection of furniture, textiles and accessories!
Dan Gordan editor of swedish magazine Sköna Hem is first out to release the good news. He writes:
“Creative founder of Svenskt Tenn Estrid Ericsson, would have loved Lisa Hilland’s mirror. Representatives from Svenskt Tenn spotted Gloria Mirror at the Young Salon (Salone Satellite) at the furniture fair in Milan last spring – and got hooked! The sunny mirror made of birch with a collar made of the softest reindeer skin and a beautiful pouf from the same designer are both now available at the store.”
What a great start of the new year!
Lot of love
At Stockholm Furniture Fair designer Lisa Hilland presents Flowerbed, a horizontal ceramic vase that will make an eye-catching piece at home, in the office, and in public spaces. Flowerbed is produced locally in Sweden and is a Registered Community Design.
Stockholm Furniture Fair 8-12 February 2011
Photography by Jens Nordström: http://jensnordstrom.se/
Join Designer Lisa Hilland on Facebook and you may win a Lucky Christmas Star! Designed by Lisa Hilland, this little beauty is made of recycled denim jeans and agate gemstones.
The winner will be announced on Christmas Day, 25th of December here:
Merry Christmas to you all and thank you for a wonderful year!
Hippie Chic Pouf and Cushion are made from recycled jeans and agate gemstones. They are designed exclusively for Gallery Pascale and part of the beautiful exhibition ‘Roots’ which is on until January 9th 2011.
The recycled jeans comes from Erikshjälpen – a Swedish development organization working in some 25 countries with focus on children. Since 1990, Erikshjälpen has managed several secondhand shops with the aim of selling used articles and clothing, the proceeds going to their relief work. The jeans I have used for this pouf have smaller imperfections and have been rejected from the shops. Normally Erikshjälpen have to get rid of such material – but now they can be reused in a meaningful way!
Order Hippie Chic Pouf/Cushion here: http://www.gallerypascale.com/contact/
Read more about Erikshjälpen here: http://www.erikshjalpen.se/
Photos by Jason Strong: http://www.JasonStrongPhotography.com
Proudly announcing that I was awarded the Region Skåne Design Grant 2010 for the collection My Granddaughter’s Cabinet. Wonderful!
Read more here: http://www.skane.se/templates/Page.aspx?id=321894
Thank you everybody who helped me out on this project! http://lisahilland.wordpress.com/category/credits/