Karin Larsson spices up selected design objects with a bold color palette by the legendary artist and designer, whose work was an intrinsic part of her husband Carl Larsson’s artistry.
Nordic designers have been at the forefront of the international design scene for decades. But haven’t we been a bit restricted in terms of color? Design House Stockholm has decided to reach across the centuries and dress up 9 objects selected from our contemporary collection of accessory furniture pieces with 4 of the bold colors of Karin Larsson, a legend of Swedish art and design. Karin created furniture and textiles in a pre-modernist style in the late-nineteenth century. Her rich, bold color palette is celebrated in paintings by her husband Carl Larsson. Both are fixtures of the Swedish art and design world, and Design House Stockholm has decided that its most innovative collection of furniture will be rendered anew with this colorful bond to bridge two centuries together. “Design is about telling a story,” says Jesper Ståhl, master visualizer behind the short film on the dyed design objects, featuring Karin and Carl Larsson’s art and design. “Karin Larsson’s color palette is certainly a strong one, and I truly believe that color in design serves an undervalued emotional and practical function that brings character to any design object.”