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TEN SWEDISH DESIGNERS

 Ten Swedish Designers
 
TEN SWEDISH DESIGNERS
Ten Swedish Designers was founded in 1970, when a group of ten young textile artists and designers joined together. They had a previous collective experience of having their designs rejected by the Swedish textile industry, with motivations asserting that their designed patterns were “unsaleable, too advanced and non-commercial”.
The aim of Ten Swedish Designers was for the designers themselves to take active part and control the entire production process, from the initial sketch to the printed fabric on display in the shop.
Since the start in 1970 Ten Swedish Designers have presented more than 30 successful collections comprising of some 600 printed fabrics and wallpapers. The group has exhibited at a large number of museums, in Sweden and throughout the world.

Birgitta Hahn has been a member of 10 Swedish Designers since the group started in 1970.
Parallel with 10 Swedish Designers she has also created patterns for fabrics for
interior design, wallpaper and rugs for IKEA, KF, Duro, Svenskt Tenn and Borås
Cotton and others, and textile commissions for public spaces.
She has also designed costumes for the dance and cinema, has had solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions.
Her work is represented in the collections of National Museum in Stockholm, Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Tom Hedqvist has been a member of 10 Swedish Designers since the group started in 1970. He studied graphic design and advertising at Beckman's School in Stockholm at the end of the 1960s.
During the 1970s and 1980s he worked as an art director at several advertising agencies including Arbman's, Falk and Partners and Hall & Cederqvist. In the beginning of the 1980s he took part in the establishment of Tattersall Restaurant in Stockholm, where he was responsible for the restaurant concept and the interior design.
He established the advertising agency FGH in Stockholm in 1990 and the design company Element Design in 1991. Tom Hedqvist was appointed Professor of Graphic Design at Konstfackskolan, the Swedish National College of Arts, Crafts and Design in 1994.
Between 1996–98 he was Design Director at Orrefors/Kosta Boda Inc. Since January 2000 Tom Hedqvist has served as Rector of Beckman's School in

Ingela Håkansson has been a member of 10 Swedish Designers since the group began in 1970. Besides her work with 10 Swedish Designers she has created fabric and wallpaper designs for IKEA, Duro and Borås Cotton and others, executed public commissions and worked with appliqué and hand printed textiles.
Ingela Håkanson has had solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions. Besides textile design she has also designed costumes for the cinema and has written the book Barnens kalasbok (The Children's Party Book) together with Katta Nordenfalk.
Ingela Håkanson's work is represented in the collections of National Museum in Stockholm and Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg among others.
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