Interiors / Society

This new-gen designer is joining the battle for Sweden’s forests, one shelf at a time

By Anna Clarke

Photo: Erik Djurklou

The award-winning rising star designer Simon Mattisson has already gleaned the Ung Svensk Form and the Svenskt Tenn Design scholarship, but rather than prizes and accolades, it’s something much smaller, and closer to home, which drives his design: the spruce bark beetle. The curious, tiny insect, and its beautiful burrowing designs, has inspired the creation of his whirling, curved circular furniture