Growing up on an island in the Stockholm archipelago, the sea and the rugged island environment are constant companions in Eva Schildt’s artistic practice. Since graduating in Furniture and Product Design from Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm, in 2001, Schildt has designed everything from furniture to textiles, packaging and trade fair showcases. She also works as an interior architect.
The materials and techniques vary; sometimes it is about crafts, sometimes serial production. Inspired by nature, the design, which is often sculptural, has virtually always comprised elements of humour and multifunctionality.
When Eva Schildt designs a vase it may be equipped with a net in the bottom so that when filled with flowers it resembles a meadow. When she designs a garden bench it also functions as a trellis and she provides the outdoor table with a small bowl-shaped extension that transforms a sad rain into a feast for birds.
Eva Schildt’s playful approach to everyday life and her warm personality are inherent in her designs, which are available in many countries. Currently based in Stockholm she has previously lived in Tokyo and collaborated with many Japanese companies.
Eva Schildt is represented at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg.
StudioEva Schildt, Runebergsgatan 6. 114 29 Stockholm, Sweden, +46739443187