ABOUT

Kajsa Willner is a designer based in Malmö, SWE. She is interested in investigating how to work with design to achieve possible better futures, for humans, living things and the planet at large.

 

Willner’s work is often the result of interdisciplinary project collaborations with everything from communicating science and academic research to developing new sustainable materials from industrial leftovers. Kajsa also runs a research based and experimental studio practice where her self-initiated projects are inspired by the beauty of science in nature. Where she studies nature's own innovative sustainable processes, strategies and phenomena and tries to apply them into studio productions of pieces made in smaller or limited editions.

 

Her work at large is translated into sculptures, materials, installations and communicative exhibitions that merge craft, science, nature and people from different disciplines together to collaborate.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2022, Stockholms Auction house, Future Antiques

2022, Collectible, Curated Section BEL

2021, RIMOWA, As seen by , 3575 Gallerie Paris FRA

2021, QB gallery, Cup exhibition NOR

2021, Misscheifs, 8 Female designers, Stockholm design week 

2021, What matters 2.0, Form design / center    

2020, Materiality & Aggregation, Solo show, Form design / center 

2020, Curio Matter Rethinking Materials, Romanian design week

2019, Designmuseum Danmark and CHART ART - CURIO Matter rethinking Materials

2018, What Matters, Dutch design week

2016, Welcome to weden, Swedish pavillion, London design week, Somerset house

2016, Swedish style in Tokyo, Tokyo design week

2015, The New Map; Traveling exhibition Rhööiska museet, Nationalmuseum, Vandalrum

2011, 100 years of craft, Liljevalchs, SWE

AWARD & GRANTS

Scania Design Award Formgivarpodden 2022

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee one year working grant 2021

The Artists’ Committee Regional Pandemic Crisis Scholarship 3, 2021

Region Skåne’s Cultural Administration Crisis Support for the Cultural Sector

Region Skåne’s Cultural Administration Artistic Development Aid, 2020

Svensk Form Syd designer of the year 2020

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee one year working grant 2020

The Swedish Arts Council Crisis support for Cultural Life, 2019

Malmö kulturnämd one year Ateljé scholarship

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee Travel scholarship, 2017

A Design Award bronz winner, 2016

Artist in recidence, Oronsko Polish center of Sculpture one month, 2015

Ung Svensk Form Nominee, 2014 

SPECIALTIES

STUDIO COLLECTION

Functional Art Pieces made by the designer in smaller editions

COMMISSION

Functional Art Pieces, Furniture & Products, Site Specific Installations, Public Procurement, Artistic Curation of Interior and Spaces, Exhibition Design

SELECTED CLIENTS & COLLABORATORS

Rimowa, Swedese, Fagerhult, Collectible, Adorno, Hallands Art Museum, Galerie Philia, Designmuseum Danmark, Form design / center, Sprouds, Studio Malmö, Applicata, Kanozi architects, Konsthantverkcentrum, Art & Science Initiative, Linnéaus University Design, Kalmar University Design, Southern Sweden Creatives, Tourism in Skåne, Lunds University, Steps research program, Stora Enso Nymölla, Southern Sweden design days, Jenny Nordberg, Southern Sweden Design Days