highlights from stockholm design week 2020
A GROUNDBREAKING feminist nomadic
exhibition of contemporary collectible
design-art showcasing a unique group of ten
trailblazing Swedish women designers selected
for the punk nature of their work and practice.
At the crossing of design, craft and art,
MISSCHIEFS presents a unique collection
of functional art especially made for the
exhibition, available for sale in a limited
edition of three only.
In collaboration with Swedish visionary
brands Bolon, The Case For Her, and Teenage
Engineering, MISSCHIEFS aims at giving a
fresh new take to the territory of collectible
contemporary Swedish design through the
feminine lens. All areas of the exhibition’s
scenography will use a specially designed
unique Bolon flooring design and the profit of
the MISSCHIEFS objects and catalogue will
be donated in part to the Stockholm-based
foundation The Case For Her, dedicated to
women’s health around the world.
In each city the exhibition travels to, a
woman-led art gallery or woman curator is
invited to choose one artist to create a unique
work for the show.
The initiator is Paola Bjäringer, masters
graduate in Gender Studies, specializing
in collectible contemporary design as
producer, ex-gallerist and curator, with a
special focus on women artists and designers.
MISSCHIEFS is her first project dedicated
solely to the production and promotion of
Swedish collectibles by female contemporary
designers and artists.
– The notion of Swedish design being sobre,
minimal, rational and uniform stands in
total contrast with MISSCHIEFS promoting
the new era of Swedish design as culturally
diverse, emotionally and politically engaged,
particularly on issues such as gender and race,
says Bjäringer. MISSCHIEFS aims at becoming
a Swedish experimental and inspirational
artistic and cultural catalyst, everywhere.
Participating designers were all given the
same brief – to create one new and exclusive
piece of usable design-art object in a limited
edition. Using the technique and materials
of their choice, the designers and artists
were encouraged to be inspired by themes of
social and political or personal nature such as
gender equality or cultural assimilation.
THE DESIGNERS ARE: Anna Nordström,
Åsa Jungnelius, Sara Szyber, Emma Marga
Blanche, Maja Michaelsdotter Eriksson,