Jag vill hålla dig i min famn men får inte

Jag vill hålla dig i min famn men får inte

Light installation, Nobel Week Lights, 2020.

Light installation, Nobel Week Lights, 2020.

This site-specific light work was made for Nobel Week Lights, and was prolonged until new years eve 2020. In Swedish it's called "Jag vill hålla dig i min famn men får inte" (translation: "I want to hold you but I'm not allowed to") which can be related to our current situation with the pandemic. Every day we are asked to take care of each other and think of our loved ones - at the same time as we have to distance ourselves from each other. Two opposites that make the desire to meet stronger. We get close when we are not allowed to be close. 

The installation was enlighten at the fifth  Hötorget sky skraper and was supported by AMF Fastigheter, LiteNordic Spaces, Martin Professional, Control Dept, Kreativ Teknik.

This site-specific light work was made for Nobel Week Lights, and was prolonged until new years eve 2020. In Swedish it's called "Jag vill hålla dig i min famn men får inte" (translation: "I want to hold you but I'm not allowed to") which can be related to our current situation with the pandemic. Every day we are asked to take care of each other and think of our loved ones - at the same time as we have to distance ourselves from each other. Two opposites that make the desire to meet stronger. We get close when we are not allowed to be close. 

The installation was enlighten at the fifth  Hötorget sky skraper and was supported by AMF Fastigheter, LiteNordic Spaces, Martin Professional, Control Dept, Kreativ Teknik.

 Roots

Roots

Industrial design, Bolia Design Awards, 2021.

Industrial design, Bolia Design Awards, 2021.

How do we create a sustainable design in a world that revolves around consumption and mass production? Choosing a sustainable material for your design is part of the solution. But I believe we should take it one step further. One of the key issues, I think is that we don’t have a close bond between the products that we purchase today. We need to create a circular system where the main goal is to make a product that lasts, not only aesthetically. The product should be of such good quality that you could use it for generations. We need to go back to our roots.

The clothing hanger is supposed to illustrate something that grows and reaches for the sky, like a three. It has four tall branches with hangers and two shelves. This clothing hanger could work perfectly in your bedroom for the clothes and jewelry you take off before going to bed or in your entry hall for your jacket and keys. I wanted the design to feel like it was handmade, but still look like a beautiful furniture design that could fit into Bolias portfolio.

How do we create a sustainable design in a world that revolves around consumption and mass production? Choosing a sustainable material for your design is part of the solution. But I believe we should take it one step further. One of the key issues, I think is that we don’t have a close bond between the products that we purchase today. We need to create a circular system where the main goal is to make a product that lasts, not only aesthetically. The product should be of such good quality that you could use it for generations. We need to go back to our roots.

The clothing hanger is supposed to illustrate something that grows and reaches for the sky, like a three. It has four tall branches with hangers and two shelves. This clothing hanger could work perfectly in your bedroom for the clothes and jewelry you take off before going to bed or in your entry hall for your jacket and keys. I wanted the design to feel like it was handmade, but still look like a beautiful furniture design that could fit into Bolias portfolio.

Erinring

Erinring

Light installation concept, winner of Oysters Architect Competition, 2019.

Light installation concept,Winner of Oysters Architect Competition, 2019.

Erinring is a light installation concept that is projected at the 1 km long rock wall next to Stadsgårdsleden in Stockholm, Sweden.
Time can be defined as a memory lane, a lane that often is seen as linear but can also be seen as rooms that can tangent each not dependent on the chronology. Events from the past can affect us as strongly as an event that takes place in the present. Just as the rooms affect each other, the individual affects the city's identity. Every person is part of the whole, every drop in the sea has an important place. The proposal wants to lift the people in Stockholm because it is thanks to them that the city's identity is created.

Lakrisal

Lakrisal

Interior architecture, bathroom concept
idea,  2020

Interior architecture, bathroom concept idea, 2020.

This is a concept for a bathroom that I created during my time as a bathroom designer. I was inspired by the old packages and posters that the Lakrisal candy had during the '80s. 

The bathroom only uses three colors, red, black, and white. Even the growth between the mosaic pieces is in a light red color. 

Line

Line

Industrial design, bachelor project, 2019.

Industrial design, Bachelor project, 2019.

By the aesthetics assistive products possess, the users get labeled as people who are sick and abnormal. The brief and the goal of the project was to design toilet armrests with the universal design principles to make the bathroom atmosphere feel more appealing but also use this project as an example of that we can think differently when we design for these marginalized groups of people.

By the aesthetics assistive products possess, the users get labeled as people who are sick and abnormal. The brief and the goal of the project was to design toilet armrests with the universal design principles to make the bathroom atmosphere feel more appealing but also use this project as an example of that we can think differently when we design for these marginalized groups of people.

Holy water

Holy water

Painting, 2021.

Painting, 2020.

Acrylic on canvas, 920 x 720.

Acrylic on canvas, 920 x 720.

Cake

Cake

Interior architecture, "Client's choice", student competition, 2018.

Interior architecture, "Client's choice", student competition, 2018.

"A cake is something that you share with others. It contains different layers that together create the full experience."

The brief was to make a whole renovation plan of the social housing in Naavapolku, Helsinki, to make the apartments more rentable. Working with real clients. Our focus was to create a concept that could be applied to this but also other social housing complexes since we believed that the biggest issue was to create a feeling of belonging and a community where you felt supportive and safe.    

"A cake is something that you share with others. It contains different layers that together create the full experience."

The brief was to make a whole renovation plan of the social housing in Naavapolku, Helsinki, to make the apartments more rentable. Working with real clients. Our focus was to create a concept that could be applied to this but also other social housing complexes since we believed that the biggest issue was to create a feeling of belonging and a community where you felt supportive and safe.

Luna

Luna

The garden protector, industrial design, 2018.

The garden protector, industrial design, 2018.

Luna is a garden luminaire that was designed to use its reflections to scare away animals from your flowers or plants. The thin sheets spin with the wind and create reflections to scare away the animals with light from the sun during the day, and with light from the light sources on the arms. During the day it stores solar energy in a battery that can be used during the nights. Luna is portable which makes it easy to move around in the garden. 

Luna is a garden luminaire that was designed to use its reflections to scare away animals from your flowers or plants. The thin sheets spin with the wind and create reflections to scare away the animals with light from the sun during the day, and with light from the light sources on the arms. During the day it stores solar energy in a battery that can be used during the nights. Luna is portable which makes it easy to move around in the garden. 

Sleeping Lucy

Sleeping Lucy

Painting, 2020.

Painting, 2020.

Inspired by Elizabeth Lennie's paintings.
Acrylic on canvas, 740 x 600.

Inspired by Elizabeth Lennie's paintings.
Acrylic on canvas, 740 x 600.

Vio

Vio

The luminaire stool, light and color project, 2018.

The luminaire stool, light and color project, 2018.

Vio is an outdoor luminaire stool that is lightened with only one LED. The furniture is designed for urban environments, that glows during the night and that distinguish from the environment during the day. The tilted seating surface makes rain drip off easier.

Stone in space

Stone in space

Bronze sculpture, art project, 2018.

Bronze Sculpture, art project, 2018.

This art project was created as an experiment of casting a bronze sculpture inside a mould with something enclosed into the sculpture itself. 

This art project was created as an experiment of casting a bronze sculpture inside a mould with something enclosed into the sculpture itself. 

Feet

Feet

Paintings, 2020.

Painting, 2020.

Blue Foot
Acrylic on canvas, 
340 x 410.

Red Feet 
Acrylic on canvas, 500 x 500.

Blue Foot
Acrylic on canvas, 
340 x 410.

Red Feet 
Acrylic on canvas, 500 x 500.

Hemgång

Hemgång

Painting, 2018.

Painting, 2018.

Acrylic on canvas, 670 x 550.

Acrylic on canvas, 670 x 550.

Kollegor

Kollegor

Painting, 2018.

Painting, 2018.

Acrylic on canvas, 900 x 900.

Acrylic on canvas, 900 x 900.

Emma Hjortenklev WassbergStockholm, Sweden
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