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Kajsa Willner (Swedish, b 1982) is an industrial designer based in Malmö, SWE.

Willner’s work is driven by a strong interest in materials, craft techniques and interdisciplinary collaborations.


Kajsa runs a research based and experimental studio practice where her self-initiated projects are often inspired by the beauty of science in nature. She is questioning current systems and status quo, by focusing on using design as a tool to find methods that can encourage new perspective and future progress that goes beyond the product.


Renowned for her interdisciplinary artistry, Willner seamlessly merges research-based methodologies with experimental design, resulting in objects with a narrative that challenge the boundaries of convention. Willner’s work at large is translated into sculptures, materials, installations and communicative exhibitions that merge craft, science and nature.


She has received a bachelor degree in furniture design from Rome and Milan and worked in the Netherlands before moving back home to Sweden to found her own studio in 2013.


Kajsas has been the recipient of awards and commissions and has exhibited her work nationally as well as internationally. She is represented by Salon design gallery in New York and Movimento gallery in London and Milan.


2024, Color Theory, Salon design gallery, US

2024,Tulips & Masterpieces, Milan design week, Movimento gallery + BKV fine art, IT

2024, Womens work, Lehman art gallery, US

2023, Paris design week, Expressive_itinerance_design, FR

2023, Crafted Potential, Stockholm design week, Fogia Collection, SWE

2022, Stockholm Craft week, Misschiefs SWE

2022, Future Antiques, Stockholms Auction house, SWE

2022, Curated Section, Collectible, BEL

2021/2022, As seen by, RIMOWA, 3575 Gallerie Paris FR, Berlin DE

2021, Cup exhibition, QB gallery, NOR

2021, 8 Female designers, Stockholm design week, Misscheifs, SWE 

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

2019, CURIO Matter rethinking Materials, Designmuseum Danmark + CHART ART - DK

2018, What Matters, Dutch design week, NL

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

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

2011, 100 years of craft, Liljevalchs, SWE


The Swedish Arts Grants Committee two year working grant 2024-2025

The cultural council, project aid 2022

Scania Design Award, project aid 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 



Functional Art Pieces made by the designer in smaller editions


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


Salon design gallery US -

Movimento gallery IT/UK -


Salon design gallery, Movimento design gallery, Fogia Collection, Hope Sthlm, Olsson&Gerthel, Rimowa, Misschiefs, Swedese, Fagerhult, Collectible, Adorno, Hallands Art Museum, 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, 

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