Petra Lilja
Design Studio
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Latest news and updates

Material driven design

As one of 10 selected designers I've been "matched" with a material researcher as part of the project What Matter/s. he collaboration with SLU researchers working with stash and protein based plastics is starting in February and the results of the process will be exhibited during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, October 2018.

 

Sara Sigurdardottir
Assemblage # 1
 Photo: Petra Lilja design studio IG

Photo: Petra Lilja design studio IG

Inspiration for new materials, new colors, new meetings, new work, new beginnings of 2018. #assemblage #series #petraliljadesign #design #conceptual #material #political

 
 

 
Kristin Elizabeth Løberg
New project in Sierra Leone

A new project is now taking the 1+1+1 collective to Sierra Leone, where we will be seeking inspiration from traditional craft. I will be focusing on a particular type of bamboo for weaving of baskets from the Brama Town area. Stay tuned!

 Photo: Petra Lilja design studio IG

Photo: Petra Lilja design studio IG

 
 

 
Kristin Elizabeth Løberg
Thanks, London!
 Photo: Petra Lilja design studio IG

Photo: Petra Lilja design studio IG

 Photo: Petra Lilja design studio IG

Photo: Petra Lilja design studio IG

 
 

 
Kristin Elizabeth Løberg
A Swedish-Finnish Design Relay

REPHRASALS (ENG) / OMFORMULERA (SE) / PARAFRAASI (FI)  is an experimental design project which explores what new possibilities and expressions can be found through a method of associations and chance. Read more about the project and visit the exhibition or have a look October 21 to November 26 at Form/Design Center.

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Kristin Elizabeth Løberg
Supertalks in London
 Photo: Form / Design Center

Photo: Form / Design Center

Super Talk with Form/Design Centers Terese Alstin, repost @glenbaghurst. Here I´m talking about design in the South of Sweden together with other stand neighbours at the Swedish paviljong during the London design fair. 

 
 

 
Kristin Elizabeth Løberg
Representative objects exchanged
 
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Photo: Google

Today we selected three representative design objects from Sweden and sent off a description to Aalto+Aalto design studio in Finland. Without revealing which ones it is, it is based on these descriptions, they have to designed new items, some kind of reinterpretations or paraphrases on the original.

 
 

 
Kristin Elizabeth Løberg
Pre London Design Fair Mingle!
 
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Hope to see you all at Form Design Center on Saturday for a mingle with the Swedish designers that will take part at the London Design Fair! The program will start with a movie screening at 14, following a mingle from 14.30 untill 15.00. The event is free!

For more information click here!

 
 

 
Sara Sigurdardottir
New collaboration with Swedish Ninja!

Swedish Ninja & Petra Lilja will have a new exiting collaboration this year. Together with a bunch of other local designers, my C-mirror will be produced and sold as a part of their new collection. During London design week the collective will also have a stand to showcase their new work. Make sure to stop by, or visit their showroom in Denmark and view their website for more information. 

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 Photo: Swedish Ninja

Photo: Swedish Ninja

 
Kristin Elizabeth Løberg
Wrapping up before vacation

Today is the final day we are all gathered at the studio before the summer vacation. Wrapping up projects, like the new website that Kristin and Sara have been working with and that we'll be launching at the end of today! Then Kristin is going South Africa to participate in the project Change by Design, Sara will be enjoying the summer in Italy and myself... looking forward to catching up on some reading in the hammock! Happy summer to you all! / Petra

 
 

 
Eat with us

In the same smithy, a year ago, we asked the question, "What the hell are you doing here?". This led to a series of exciting conversations in the smithy of Gislöv, on topics like production and consumption, design, art and craft and cultural heritage, to name a few. The most recent meeting asking the question of what the bigger context look like.

Smedjangruppen, consisting of four artists and designers, are exploring these topics from the perspective of their individual position in the countryside of south eastern Scania.

In the past year the group has arranged local meetings, asked questions, deepened the discussion and initiated dialogue with the Region Museum in Kristianstad and Österlen Museum. 

We now invite everybody for a dinner to continue the conversation with us.

Visitors are invited to a dinner in the smithy of Gislöv together with:
Gunnel Pettersson, artist (Glimminge)
Petra Lilja, Industrial Designer (Malmö-Glimminge)
Amit Sen, musician and artist (Hammenhög)
Kristofer Åberg, Forge and Designer (St Olof)

Location: Skånes Building Center Gislöv 2012, Simrishamn
Collaboration with Gislöv's Wrought Museum and Byagille
Contact: Gunnel Pettersson, 070 615 0254

 
 

 
Styling by Kampmann
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More pictures from the exhibition styled by PROPS by Kampmann in Stockholm, showcasing products from local designers. Amongst them, the STAIRS collection. Read more here >>>

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 Photo: Designbloggarna

Photo: Designbloggarna

 
 

 
www.petralilja.com

As a part of redefining the Petra Lilja Design Studio's core values, a fresh website was needed. We have translated the new philosophy into a new website and new graphic profile for print and web. The new look aims to be more accessible and easy to navigate on mobile as well as bigger screens. We hope you like it! 

 
 

 
3D printed ceramics at Aalto fab lab

For the new vases in the 1+1+1 collaboration between Aalto Aalto, Hugdetta and Petra Lilja design studio we are experimenting with unexpected mash ups of 3D models. They have just been printed at the Ad lab of Aalto University. What do you think?

 
 

 
1 + 1  + 1  awarded again!

The Nordic design group 1+1+1, Hugdetta (IS), Aalto+Aalto (FI) and Petra Lilja Design Studio (SE), got awarded a financial grant from Iceland yesterday and last month with the award product line of the Year from magazine Grapevine. 

Together with previous funding from Norden, the group are now able to continue their experimental explorations and are planning to collaborate closely with high-end craft production in all three countries. Aiming to make even more bold and fun unpredictable design in unique or limited editions for the future. Read more >>>

 
 

 
Sugar archive exhibition

Today we took part of the exhibition Wanderlost in Kristianstad. Through moving image, text and audio Petra Lilja design studio has been exploring sugar with the starting point in the sugar beet as a historically important symbol of agriculture and industry in Scania, southern Sweden. The research based material was then combined with the method of writing constrains in a series of word collages as well as image collages. The exhibition showed a movie and printed matter.

 

 
Petra Lilja to London in September

PETRA LILJA will be participating at the London Design Fair 21-24 of September! Together with a selection of 10 designers, we will exhibit and sell unique pieces at the Swedish Design Pavilion. The exhibition will run for four days days with a mixture of furniture, accessories and illustration. Stop by Brick Lane for a chat and some traditional Swedish fika! Hoping to see you at there! For more info about the Swedish Design Pavilion click here! For info about the London Design Fair click here!