Gunilla Svensson

Gunilla Svensson

Lund, Sweden, 1956

Apartment building Kv Skötaren
Lund, Sweden

The basic concept of this project is simplicity and attention to detail achieved with modular units and prefabricated elements. This work shows Svensson’s commitment to connecting architecture and its location through an accurate use of materials and natural light.

Marianne Dahlbäck

Marianne Dahlbäck

Gävle, Sweden, 1943

Vasa Museum
Stockholm, Sweden

The Vasa Museum houses the warship Vasa from 1628, which sank on her maiden voyage and was in 1961 after 333 years at the bottom of Stockholm bay lifted and salvaged. The preserved Vasa was moved into an old dry dock over which the museum was built, which allows observers to see the ship from a variety of perspectives.

Greta Magnusson-Grossman

Greta Magnusson-Grossman

Helsinborg, Sweden, 1906 · Encinitas, USA, 1999

Interior of a Residence
California, USA

This interior design represents the link between the European design and the Californian way of life, amalgamating her training in Swedish design and the American sense of comfort. The image shows her peculiar decorative, unpretentious style, combining the functional Scandinavian style with the traditional joinery.

Sylvia Gatt Stave

Sylvia Gatt Stave

Växjö, Sweden, 1908 · Paris, France, 1994

Cocktail Shaker
Produced by C.G. Hallbergs Guldsmedsaktiebolag, Stockholm
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

This object is a significant example of the modern design that flowered between the two World Wars. Strongly influenced by the Bauhaus movement, Stave’s cocktail shaker represents a unicum of its kind.