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ELLE Deco Design Awards 2022

THIS YEAR’S HONORARY AWARD IN ELLE DECO AWARDS 2022: ÅKE AXELSSON

With delight and pride, we announce that Åke Axelsson, our master chair master and interior designer, will receive the magazine Elles Deco Design Awards honorary prize 2022 . 

From the jury’s justification: “Han stolar has furnished the famous public home and helped place Sweden on the international design map.”

Honor to whom honor is due. After more than 60 years of work with interior architecture and furniture design,   Åke Axelsson is an inspiring role model. All along, he has thought and designed resource-efficient and sustainable in a way that today is self-evident and inevitable. 

At Konstfack during the fifties, he was trained in the great task of equipping and furnishing the growing welfare country’s public spaces: schools, libraries, restaurants, meeting rooms. The demands on quality and durability were high and it came to make a strong impression on him. He wants to create better furniture and furnishings for all people in all kinds of rooms.

In the sixties, Åke started his own carpentry in Vaxholm. He still runs it as an industrial craft with prototypes and small furniture collections, ecological manufacturing that is an example for the future. 

 

SHOOTING STAR OF THE YEAR: GUSTAV WINSTH

We also cheer for Gustav Winsth, who receives the Star Shooting of the Year award . Together with Teresa Lundmark, Gustav has designed the Dag daybed , one of Gärsnäs’ most original and wonderful pieces of furniture.

From the jury’s justification:  “Hard meets soft, swelling shapes that are combined with the tightest and sources of inspiration that range from sneakers to daydreams. This year’s shooting star is a master of contrasts who not only succeeds in creating new shapes that capture the contemporary, but furniture and accessories that already feels like a future classic.”