Petra Lilja
Design Studio

Latest news and updates

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

As a part of redefining the Petra Lilja design studios 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! 

Eat with us

In the same place, a year ago, we asked the question, "What the hell are you doing here?". This led to a series of exciting talks in the smithy about what the craft and art work for today, about what design and mass production means to us. We get cheap goods while losing influence over production and have side effects like environmental degradation.

In one year we have four meetings, asked questions, deepened the discussion and initiated dialogue with the Region Museum in Kristianstad and Österlen Museum. One question that interests us is how the bigger context looks like we act in.

We now invite all who think smedjan is an exciting place, which has something to tell, or just curious about our questions, for a dinner to continue with the conversation with us.

Visitors are invited to the simpler dinner smedjan in 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

3D printed ceramics at Aalto fab lab

For the new vases in the 1+1+1 collaboration between Aalto Aalto, Hugdetta and Petra Lilja designs studio we are experimenting with unexpected mash ups of 3D models. They have just been printed at the fab 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 >>>

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!

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 a printed material.

New color palette for 1 + 1 + 1

Today we are exited to dive into the topic of old school candle wax moulding. We set out to experiment with different colour combinations for the new 1+1+1 collection. The candles will be exhibited in Stockholm during the Stockholm fair and sold in a limited edition on Island after Christmas. 

Kristin Elizabeth Løberg
Fictioning workshop

Fictioning workshop, with Ola Ståhl and Sara Hyltén-Cavallius. Exploring notions of collaborative fictioning, sounds recorded in Kirseberg are turned into interwoven sketches and fragments of narrative. The result will be turned into an unique publication exhibited in the gallery. Main workshop day is Saturday December 3rd, 13-17.30, please sign up by emailing The workshop is followed by optional after work at Mässingshornet. Optional: Friday December 2nd, recording sounds around Kirseberg, starting 19.00. Saturday December 4th, continuation of workshop, making artist book, 10.00-16.00 and OPENING 16.00-18.00.

Link to more information

Kristin Elizabeth Løberg

14th–19th of April, 2015 @ Hall 22 (Workplace3.0), Stand F20–F24,
Fiera Milano, Rho. Opening hours: Tuesday–Sunday 09:30–18:30
Tuesday–Thursday daily: 17:00 o’clock Aperitivo and FORM TALKS: public interviews with designers, producers and media

Sara Sigurdardottir
Petra Lilja Design Gallery fall program

The seminar series Design Research in the Gallery will explore this, materially, verbally and in action during 2016. The invited design researchers will do talks, workshops, installations or activist-events open to the public. By facilitating these meetings the aim is knowledge making and creative exchange between the participants / visitors.

Going into the second part of the seminar series Design Research in the Gallery, it can be confirmed that the aim of knowledge-making and creative exchange have been successfully met in the first five seminars. During the fall of 2016 the series will continue to explore the junction between design research,  the gallery and the home – materially, verbally and in action, through the work of four new researchers.

The series starts on September 4th with Gunnel Pettersson, artist and senior lecturer at the School of arts and Communication (K3) at Malmö University. Link for more detailed information.

Kristin Elizabeth Løberg
Petra Lilja to Finland 

Petra Lilja is taking part in three different exhibitions in Finland during the summer of 2016. Objects of Desire at Design Museo, Helsinki, is showing a selection of limited edition and unique pieces from international designers working conceptually. Galleri Lokal, Helsinki is showing a satellite version of the Kasvu / Tillväxt / Growth exhibition at Onoma, Fiskars Village. Work from the whole collection of 1+1+1 objects are displayed. 1+1+1 is a collaboration between Petra Lilja (SE), Aalto & Aalto (FI) and Hugdetta (IS). Thanks to a grant from Iaspis, Petra will to travel to Finland for the exhibitions.


Kristin Elizabeth Løberg
Grant from Iaspis

Petra Lilja got a grant from Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s international programme for Visual and Applied Artists! The grant allows for her to travel to Finland where she is part of three different exhibitions during the summer of 2016:

Objects of Desre at Design Museo, Helsinki - Galleri Lokal, Helsinki - Kasvu / Tillväxt / Growthat Onoma, Fiskars Village


Kristin Elizabeth Løberg