Born in Sweden in 1975, Stina Sandwall was educated at Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm from where she graduated in 1999. After leaving college she founded Sandwall Design, a company that focuses on architectural projects and product design. As well as creating a range of staircases and doors for SnickarPer and SnickarLaget, her products have been taken up by Asplund, Form3 and Fox Design. Sandwall is responsible for many of the practical and funky ideas in the SMD Design portfolio.