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Ann-Sofie Back: “When I look at the young designers today I’m often like, 'I did that in 1998'”

By Eliza Sörman Nilsson

Ann-Sofie Back and Mattias Dymling. Scalp lampshade in emerald, red and lilac, sold separately, €477. Gnilmyd Kcab. Photo: Ikram Abdulkadir

There are few Swedes cooler than Ann-Sofie Back. The designer’s eponymous cult-favourite brand upended the notion of Scandi minimalism, embracing upcycling and so-called ugliness long before it was the norm. Now, with her hair-raising interiors collection Gnilmyd Kcab, co-founded with Mattias Dymling, she’s poised to shake up a whole new industry