Vibrant. Colorful. Exciting. Unique. Step into the world of Swedish designer Emma Lundgren and be prepared for beautiful design, playful construction, and wearable pieces mixed with extraordinary works of art. I wrote about Emma last year and love her new website. Enjoy!
Emma Lundgren is a Textile designer from Sweden. Her earliest memories were of her grandparents in the countryside, teaching her to knit, embroider and crochet to keep her pacified. After spending time in in Sydney, Dublin and Seattle, she moved back to Sweden in 2004 to study at Beckmans School of Design and work at BAS Brand Identity. Whilst she gained a lot of experience and learned the technical side of the industry, she realized her real love was textile design where she could express herself through color, materials and shapes. This insight lead Emma to Central Saint Martins in London, where she graduated with a BA Textile design with first class honours. During this time she gained experience in various commercial textile and print projects including projects for H&M and John Galliano. Straight after graduation Emma started work at Nokia as a Colour and Material designer for their ‘fashion’ phone series. She has exhibited at the New Designers, Young Guns, London Design Week with Nissan Car, ‘The power of fashion’ at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm and are currently exhibiting at Rackstad Museum in Sweden. Emma’s work has been featured in Dazed and Confused, Form, D-magazine and Tokion. She is a past winner of the Treschow Scholarship and currently sits on their jury. In 2010 Emma won on the Embroider Guilt Scholarship and featured as one of 2010’s up and coming fashion designers by Swedish Elle Magazine. During her MA in Textile Design at Royal College of Art she has had opportunities of growing and collaborating with other design fields and hone in on her particular type of reconfigured folklore aesthetic. Emma’s playfulness and combination of handcraft and digital technics creates an aesthetic with unexpected materials. She can also been seen and heard in the lectures she does on various occasions discussing and presenting her witty Scandinavian style.