Kiruna Town Hall
The ultimate documentation of Artur von Schmalensee´s modernistic masterpiece from 1963. The Kiruna Town Hall will soon be demolished when LKAB company expands their underground mines. Like entire city of Kiruna, this building is cracking from dynamite blasts 1500 meters below ground surface. In just a few years the city centre will be transformed into gravel and dust. Eventually it will rise in a different place. Form magazine #2 2013. Text by Po Tidholm.
Client TP Vision Nordic. Philips product catalogue 2012. Art direction by Sakar Paananen.
15.000 kilometers of power line supplying the country with electricity. State utility “Svenska Kraftnät” operates the grid covering the nation. Campaign with art director Sakari Paananen.
15.000 kilometers of power line supplying the country with electricity. “Svenska Kraftnät” operates the energy grid covering the nation. Campaign with Sakari Paananen at Frankenstein Design Studio.
Forum No.2 2009; Magazine for Scandinavian Architecture, Interiors and Design. New release with art direction by Henrik Nygren. Covering the Bank of Sweden, a masterpiece by Peter Celsing from 1976. Text by Wilfried Wang.
Fashion Tale Magazine; I intended to predict the future. A future, we may fear, is not sunny. It´s probably wet, cloudy and very near. Sometimes excessively hot too. So was model; Natalia Khutkubia from Tiblisi, Georgia.
In that future, will there be any Caucasians, fashion stylists with dogs or water to drink?
Styling Martin Bergstrom.
Heliga Korsets Kyrka
“High Tech Healing”
Heliga Korsets Kyrka, fiber glass chapel by Jan Søndergaard at KHR Denmark. Forum magazine 4.08
Kärlek omtanke och generositet. Här är hela julen i ett paket!
(Nordiska Kompaniet, 2008)
Christmas Catalogue with Karl dos Santos at Brindfors.
# 1 / C5
I have no secrets.
(Aki Kaurismäki in Livraison #3)
Clothes by Sandra Backlund.
Furniture company Offecct in small village Tibro with graphic designer Markus Moström
A Trio in a World of Solo
One hundred and eighty-eight pages of design by CKR. Objects lined up in New York, Milan, Stockholm, Tibro and elsewhere. Mark Isitt writes a biography of Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune.
Signed “W.Germany”, “Import” or “#13″ this pottery is mass-produced. Occasionally Danish hand-crafted or Swedish amateur works. In rare cases pieces by known artists. This is a homage to Cezanne, Morandi and Robert Mapplethorpe. As well as generations of art students struggling with shadows, shapes and forms of a “Nature Morte” consisting of randomly collected items, put together by a teacher in messy hair and corduroy, or other paraphernalia suggesting he is true believer of ART.
Tempus edax rerum, tuque, invidiosa vetustas,
omnia destruitis vitiataque dentibus aevi
paulatim lenta consumitis omnia morte!
(Oividius Metamorphoses XV, 234.)
Forum Price winner 2006; VM Complex by Plot (Bjarke Ingels and Julien de Smedt).
Ricordi & Sfera. Oficce, Show-room, gallery and restaurant in old town, Kyoto.
Weird title in Bon Magazine #11, Februari 2003. Styling by Pepe Biroun Vand.
Printed negatives from a public archive at the Local Transport Company in Stockholm (SL).
Exhibited at Roger Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm.
Campaign for Salvation Army vintage and second hand stores. Different version published.
Starring Harvey and Hibby. Campaign for Harvey Nichols with Mother, London.
“As early as 1764 Immanuel Kant suggests the esthetic field of taste is, like a day, divided into two halves. The bright beauty of sunshine and the pale gleam of a sublime moon. On one hand the light pleasant positive Beauty, on the other the dangerous frightening majestic Sublime, rousing negative emotions close to dread and discomfort”.
Philosopher Pierre Guillet de Montoux in a text, accompanied the images in “SvD City” magazine January 1997.
The story was created with Bo Brinkenfalk when a debate about values in fashion (again) turned into moral panic. Fashion artists and photographers were blamed for causing eating disorders and other traumas. The publication resulted in death threats and invitations to talk-shows. Leading to nothing, but a recognition 10 years later of overweight as a potentially bigger health problem.
Man rotating clockwise. Twelve hours, twelve images. A perfect match to the frames of a 120 roll film in a generic midsize camera.
“The Metro was one of the most significant architectural manifestations during the twentieth century. The aesthetic and social pathos of modernism expressed in a transport machinery. Transit and travel charged with not only a practical meaning; a metaphysical hope of a better life.
At the same time as the ideology of an epoch is unduly obtrusive in the pale fluorescent light of Metro underworld, I sense an end of an illusion and it´s social model”.
Johan Fowelin, April 28 1994.
118 50 Stockholm Sweden/address
+46 70 819 31 52/phone