Jenni & Andreas Kullaro
We were both born and raised in Northeast Scania where you can find the diabase quarries. We work as a couple, side by side in all our designs. The step from idea to implementation is never long, as we more or less usually find ourselves in the middle of the manufacturing process. That we are not always in agreement might be seen as a problem. But this has become our strength when 4 eyes and 2 brains see things in different ways.
The great passion for design and diabase is what takes us forward and we aim to create objects that carry timeless simplicity with diabas as a signum.
Inspiration is usually the result of a need, an impression or a failure that brings new thoughts and ideas.
The long journey we have had with the diabase has been our development since we do not have education in designing or processing stone. A journey that is strongly characterized by vision and passion, where our stubbornness and the expression ”do things right” have been what led us forward since the mid 90’s.
Lisa Hilland creates contemporary design with a poetic twist, combining modern high-tech production techniques with artisan quality craftsmanship. After graduating from Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, she worked ten years as a designer in London before setting up her own studio in Sweden in 2005. Her current clients include renowned furniture producers such as Klong, Kullaro, IKEA, Gärsnäs, Gemla, and Svenskt Tenn.
“As I designer I have a great love of materials and how they influence how we perceive an object. I am constantly experimenting with the qualities of materials, making use of them in new combinations. Excellent design triggers our emotions and according to me, materials have a great part to play while designing – or as I call it – giving an object a soul that can be loved.
The starting point for a project can be solving a challenge of practical or emotional nature, or simply exploring a technique of manufacture or crafts that fascinates me. I aim to create items that are sensitive to human emotions and needs and I always push my clients to consider the environment as far as they possibly can. Therefore I am deeply involved in every project, you often find me on the factory floor looking for more beautiful, eco-friendlier and smarter solutions.
The creative process itself is another inspiration and the state of mind I’m in when working. Each project has its own unique progress, as important to me as the finished result. Enjoying the process and exploring new areas of knowledge, I believe is the key to all good design!”
Designer of the Year
2013 Plaza Magazine Awards
Furniture of the Year
Bow Chair, Gemla
2013 Recidence Magazine Awards
Glen Baghurst is both a designer and co-producer of products and furniture. His work explores luxury ideas within a simple Scandinavian style.
HIS WORK EXPLORES OPULENCE IN A MINIMALISTIC SCANDINAVIAN STYLE
Baghurst likes to combine various materials in his work as he believes each material has a certain quality that can heavily influence how you read an object as well as interact with it. Its common for him to use wood or leather for warmth, metal for strength and stone for stability. He has worked and trained in the Swedish design bureau Apokalyps Labotek and with Master Designer Mats Theselius. He was formally educated in Industrial Design at the Swinburne Institute of Technology in Melbourne. Baghurst shares his time between his studios in Malmö, Sweden and Sydney, Australia.