Björn Dahlström (born in Stockholm in 1957) started out as a graphic designer and currently makes both two- and three-dimensional work as an industrial designer. His breakthrough came with the BD1 lounge chair for Cbi design, which was named Furniture of the Year in 1995. He has designed rugs, bicycles, toys, furniture and household products for companies including Cbi, Atlas Copco, Marimekko, Magis and Kasthall.
Dahlström’s work is represented at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and the Centre national des arts plastiques in Paris, among other museums. His numerous distinctions include the 2001 Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize – one of the most prestigious design awards in the Nordic region.
For Orrefors, Björn Dahlström has designed Informal, which was nominated in 2021 for the Swedish Design Prize in the category of “Identity Product Design” and earned second place (silver).
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