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Bio

SHORT ON

Kajsa set up her studio in Malmö 2013 after studying furniture design in Rom and Milan at IED and doing a few years of internships and employments in the Netherlands. She has exhibited at various places like Liljevalchs, Gallery Pascal, National museum in Stockholm, London design biennale, Dutch design week, Fuori Salone in Milan, STILWERK in Berlin, Vandalorum in Värnamo and locally at Form design / center in Malmö. She has won prestigious awards and scholarships like UNG Svensk form 14/15, Estrid Ericssons scholarship and the A’ Design Award 2017 to name a few.

AWARDS / GRANTS

2017
A’ Design Award bronze winner with project Layers

2016
Awarded by by Konst i Halland for a one month ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE in Poland at the Center of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko.
Studio Kajsa Willner and Stoft Studio got a grant from Malmö Kulturförvaltning for developing the project WE ARE LOCALS – “Designvagnen”

2014
Chosen to the final 20 in MUUTO TALENT AWARD 2014
Selected to UNG SVENSK FORM 2014 / 2015

2012
Winner of the SLUG design competition

2010
Awarded a scholarship from the ESTRID ERICSSON FOUND

2006-2009
Awarded scholarships for studies at Istituto Europeo di Design

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2016
Studio Kajsa Willner + Ac snickeri selected as one of the participating projects for the Swedish contribution to London design biennale, an exhibition called Welcome to Weden, curated by Jenny Nordberg

2015
Chosen as one of 20 designers to take part of a project curated by Jenny Nordberg, Form/Design Center and Malmö city.

2014
Elected to join the board of DISK (Designers in Skåne)
Selected for a course of women entrepreneurs in the arts and crafts at KONSTHANTVERKCENTRUM

2013
Chosen for a workshop with Mitab and SVENSK FORM

2012
Specially invited to host a 3 day design workshop at LILJEVALCHS
Specially invited to lecture at FALKENBERGS MUSEUM

2011
Selected for Design Halland (design competition for exhibiting at different museums at the Swedish west coast in Hallands län)

EXHIBITIONS

2017
Tendence Messe Frankfurt: Roots of Sweden curated by Stefan Nilsson – LAYERS, Paperbasket, Frankfurt, Germany
A Design Award exhibition: Como Expo – LAYERS, Como, Italy
Expo Limhamn, a minifair; http://www.polimhamn.se/news.php cork stool / table, LAYERS, Snickerboa chair, Paper basket, Limhamn, Sweden
Hjälp barn på flykt an charity auction at restaurant Bastard. Arranged by pusspublication, restaurant bastard and Emma Persson Lagerberg. Studio Kajsa Willner donated one table in the trio LAYERS, Malmö, Swe
Stockholm Furniture Fair – Props by Kampmann presented along with a curated exhibition with other designers was LAYERS, Cork stool / table, Paper basket and Coal project

2016
Nordic Now: https://nordicmakers.com/pages/nordic-now CORK stool / table, Dublin, Ireland
Swedish style in Tokyo: https://si.se/swedish-style-tokyo-2016/ ” Welcome to Weden”, LAYERS, Tokyo, Japan
LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE; http://www.londondesignbiennale.com/countries/sweden Welcome to weden at Somerset house, LAYERS, London, Uk
Form design / center; = nomad design caravan, Malmö, Swe
UNG SVENSK FORM; Stilwerk, Snickerboa chair, Dortmund, Deu
UNG SVENSK FORM; Stilwerk, Snickerboa chair, Düsseldorf, Deu
DEN NYA KARTAN; www.vandalorum.se, KOL project, Vandalorum, Swe
UNG SVENSK FORM; Stilwerk, Snickerboa chair, Wien, Deu
UNG SVENSK FORM; Stilwerk, Snickerboa chair, Hamburg, Deu
UNG SVENSK FORM; Stilwerk, Snickerboa chair, Berlin, Deu
AMBIENTE 2016; Messe Frankfurt, Cork stool/table as part of interior for café Bizzarro at the fair, Frankfurt, Deu

2015
Den Nya Kartan; www.nationalmuseum.se, NATIONALMUSEUM,  KOL projekt, Stockholm, Swe
Gallerinatten; Process (Designers in Skåne) DISK, Formgalleriet elleroch, An exhibition featuring the process of a designer
DEN NYA KARTAN; Form Design Center; www.nyakartan.se, Form design center, KOL projekt, Malmö, Swe
Ung Svensk Form 2014 / 2015; RÖHSSKA MUSEET, Röhsska museet, Gothenburg, Swe
Group exhibition, Formgalleriet elleroch, featuring snickerboa chair and mixed table, Malmö, Swe
Ung Svensk Form 2014 / 2015; Form/Design center, Form/Design center, Malmö, Swe
Ung Svensk Form 2014 / 2015; ARKDES, Arkitektur och Designcentrum Skeppsholmen, Snickerboa chair, Stockholm, Swe
Ung Svensk Form 2014 / 2015; Greenhouse, Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015, Snickerboa chair

2014
Gallerinatten; Future days, Formgalleriet elleroch, Paper exhibition featuring paper basket and sand bowls and vases, Malmö, Swe
Reopening and the 50th anniversary of Form Design Center; shop reopening, Form design center, Paper basket, Malmö, Swe
Formgalleriet; 2014:1, Formgalleriet elleroch, Group exhibition, Malmö, Swe

2013
Add & Subtract, GALLERY PASCALE, Solo exhibition, Stockholm, Swe
Opening, Add interior, Paperbasket, Copenhagen, Denmark
ARTS&CRAFTS, L2 gallery, See through shelf (with Britta Teleman from Objecthood), Stockholm, Swe
DISK, Form design center, Paperbasket, Malmö, Swe

2012
En konstfest, Kontext, Sandbowls & vase, Malmö, Swe
100 år Hemslöjd, LILJEVALCHS, Recycle, Stockholm, Swe
Les Objets, Input interiör, See through shelf (with Britta Teleman from Objecthood), Stockholm, Swe
SLUG, NÄÄS, Recycle, Gothenburg (NÄÄS), Swe

2011
Check in, Stockholm furniture fair, A Hole Collection, Stockholm, Swe
Young talents, Formex, A Hole Collection, Stockholm, Swe
Design Halland, FALKENBERGS MUSEUM, Recycle, Falkenberg, Swe
Design Halland, LAHOLMSMUSEUM, Recycle, Laholm, Swe
Arte Feltro, G, 8e, NATIONAL TOUR, ITALY

2010
Atelier dorp, DUTCH DESIGN WEEK, A Hole Collection, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Edwood, SALONE DEL MOBILE, 8e and Fold, Milan, Italy

2009
STUDIO KRYPTOS, Salone del mobile, Fold, Milan, Italy

2008
Opening show, IED, Bucket, Rome, Italy

EXPERIENCE

2017-ongoing Exhibition architect and curator for the Southern Swedish delegation at Dutch Design Week
2016 Organizer for a children workshop ( 1 day) – Malmöfestivalen – build your own design caravan in collaboration with Stoft studio – Malmö SE
2015-ongoing Teacher – Pauliskolan Malmö – Teacher for a course called design 1
2015-ongoing Project curator – WE ARE LOCALS = nomads design caravan, a project initiated and created by Studio Kajsa Willner in collaboration with Stoft studio. Including applying for grants, management, curating an exhibition, building yeah you name it.
2014 Project employment – DISK – curator for a Christmas bazaar at Form/design center together with Sophia Lithell (1 month) – Malmö SE
2014 Project employment – MADEWITHMANY – lightinstallations for Dinnerwithfriends malmö (1 month) – Malmö SE
2013-ongoing Owner and lead designer – Studio Kajsa Willner – Malmö SE
2010-2011 Work – parttime JSPR (5 months) – Eindhoven NL

COMMISIONS

2014
Selected to design a prize for Fagerhult Crystal Clear Award (commission)

EDUCATION

2014 jan-june, 3-steg course for women entrepreneurs in the arts and crafts arranged by KONSTHANTVERKCENTRUM – Malmö
2013 Entrepreneurship course at Malmö folkhögskola
2007-2009 IED Istituto Europeo di design in Rome and Milan in Italy
2005 Graphic course at Art Collage – Gothenburg
2003-2005 Kv Konstskola – Art studies – Gothenburg
2002 Art course at Art Collage –  Gothenburg

INTERNSHIPS

2010 Internship JSPR (6 months) – Eindhoven NL
2009-2010 Internship Studio Julien Carretero (6 months) – Eindhoven NL
2008 Internship M2 (2 months) – Sweden
2006 Internship PRM (3 months) – Gothenburg SWE