Sven and his patterns arguably once put Swedish textile design on the map. When Karin mentions this to him, Sven says he doesn’t tend to give the idea much thought at all.
“Imagine if I went around thinking, ‘God, I’m so big, I’ve meant so much. If they only knew that without me, life would be so damn boring’,” Sven says with a smirk, causing chuckles in the room. “But now with the exhibition of my work at Kulturen, which looks quite big, and seeing the number of fabrics and patterns that I’ve done over the years…”
Sven lights up when he speaks about the retrospective of his work at Kulturen in Lund, Sweden, noticeably honoured by the feature. He then falls silent for a moment, looking down while taking a breath that turns into a smile as he looks up again. His fingers brush against the KRYPKORNELL fabric draped over his work chair. Carefully, he concludes:
“I feel satisfaction, I do.”
The first launch of the Nytillverkad collection was revealed at the 2023 Milan Design Week and will be available in IKEA stores from July 2023.