Tour the workshops of two Swedish design icons: Åke Axelsson and Fredrik Paulsen

By Vogue Scandinavia's Video Team

Åke Axelsson is a legend. At 91, he’s famed for his functional pieces, a legacy that spans generations of work. Meanwhile, Fredrik Paulsen is an industry boundary-breaker, his signature look full of playfulness and provocation. Vogue Scandinavia steps into their workshops to see how their furniture takes shape.

We all have our favourite chair. Whether it be its comfort, design or functionality, it’s a source of pleasure; a place to rest on our laurels.


Axelsson and Paulsen have cracked the code when it comes to making the perfect seat. They craft furniture with the intent of heightening the life experience, physically and visually. Pieces that not only reflect the tastes of present day, but are shaping Scandinavian design into the future.

Hear them share their love for their craft and what it means to them, as they take us on a tour through their workshops.