I´m standing in the shadow of the birch looking down at the palm of my hand, I´m six years old and I have just discovered a thin fragile piece of one of nature's most remarkable shapes, the eggshell. From that point and beyond I started collecting and admire them and their captivating forms; green shells, shells with colored dots, small and large ones.
Growing up in north Sweden close to nature, exploring it intimately and discovering nuances in seasons and transience, has founded my relation to life and to the creative process. The very harsh nature has formed me into a designer that always tries to bring out an authentic asceticism, where simplicity plays the key role in a sensible balance between form, innovation and expression. So simple and yet so severe, nature is a very genuine source of inspiration.
The bathroom collection OVO brings very strong and yet so fragile egg shape into the mind, one of nature's most supreme, complete and powerful forms. The shape and the different sizes of the units in the family allows a playful approach and a possibility to arrange the concept in a harmonized anarchy. Playful and pure with thousands of combinations, just like the variations in nature.
A clear distinct contrast between white and black, the flowing inner forms challenging the straight outer supporting shapes, characterizes the expression. The same functional formula applies to all units of the concept. Common for all parts is that the technical elements are positioned at the narrowest part of the form. This leaves plenty of room for the main function of each unit, to be freely offered to the user of the washbasin, bath, shower or sauna.
I wish that the OVO collection will be something practical and creative for various contexts for a long time, designed in a form that makes people want to collect and arrange them in the same way as I did with my first eggshells.