Collection by Patrick Sisson

These Studios of Scandinavian Designers Are Bursting with Creativity

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A book profiling workspaces ends up revealing the personalities of Scandinavian creatives, craftspeople, and makers.

Belgian interior architect Jessy Van Durme and photographer Piet Albert Goethals embarked on a two-month vacation earlier this year, but instead of leaving the office behind, they invited themselves into the workspaces of 17 contemporary Scandinavian designers. Consider it an aesthetic field trip; charting a course through Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, the duo observed the homes and routines of some of their favorite creatives, learning how the environment and craft traditions inform contemporary practice. Scandinavian Designers at Work, published in October by Luster, shows the subjects unadroned and un-posed, in process and in natural light. Jessy and Piet gave us some insight into their trip with this gallery of some of their favorite photos.

Finnish industrial designer Katriina Nuutinen, who creates intricate glasswork such as the Oma sconce hanging next to...
A set of her pill-shaped Tatti containers, made from turned wood and artisan glass, adorn Nuutinen's desk.
Architect and industrial designer Jonas Wagell's studio, in an old milk factory in the Södermalm section of Stockholm,...
Inside his shared Copenhagen studio space, Danish ceramicist Lars Rank finds inspiration in both traditional...
A close-up of Lars Rank adding dots of color to a ceramic plate.
Industrial designer Louise Hederstrom loves to play with ideas of old and new and draws inspiration from the industrial...
Design duo Morten & Jonas find inspiration from their view of a fjord in Bergen, Norway.
Furniture designer Sami Kallio may work in Gothenburg, Sweden, but his Finnish heritage comes through strongly in his...
This portrait of furniture maker Sophia Lithell's Malmö studio captures a work in progress, the Näver stool, which is a...
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