Lena Bergström (born in Umeå in 1961) studied design in Japan, Finland, Belgium and England and has a master’s degree in textiles from the University of Arts, Crafts & Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm. She began working as a designer for Orrefors in 1994 while continuing to develop in her role as a textile designer for Klässbols, Design House and Designer’s Eye, among others.
Bergström’s work is represented at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums worldwide and she has received many awards, including around fifteen in recognition of her glass designs for Orrefors.
In addition to product design, Lena Bergström has carried out and contributed to several interior design projects, such as Villa Björkholmen’s Crystal Bar in Stockholm, the crystal reception desk at Clarion Hotel Post in Gothenburg, and the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo.
For Orrefors, Lena Bergström has designed the collections Carat (Elle Interiör Design Award 2010), Squeeze (Excellent Swedish Design 1997) and Puck (Excellent Swedish Design 1999).
“Nature has always been important to me. In Norrland it is very cloudy - gray, white, light blue, with dull light and long graphic shadows. But stumps in the forest can also be buildings in the big city. Traces in the snow can be structures in a silk fabric. Nature and the urban, the organic and the sharp, the timeless and the present, the nerve and the elegance - the contrasts between these poles are fields of tension in my design. ”
A collection designed by Lena.
A tribute to Pluto.
The Puck lantern has won the Swedish Form award for its classic, minimalist and contemporary design.
Contemporary and retrospective.
Lena Bergström's works and products have been exhibited in a number of galleries and museums around the world. Among other things, she is represented at the National Museum in Stockholm, the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. October 30, 2021 to March 6, 2022. The exhibition is about her career as a designer for both Orrefors and Kosta Boda.
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