20 questions with Scandinavian designer John Löfgren



 

Scandinavian designer John Löfgren is one third of young design trio Form Us With Love. Together they designed the Work Lamp, taking the traditional construction lamp into a refined and contemporary piece. Here we catch up with John and delve a little deeper into his world of design...

What got you interested in design?

I was drawn into design through art and photography.
Describe the Work Lamp...

The worklamp is a homage to worklamps that are used on construction sites. We thought that this product was suitable, beautiful and practical to make into something that could have a bit more of a homely appearance.

What inspires you?

I find inspiration everywhere, workshops, toys, art, nature, tools - it's all about mood and curiosity.

What are you currently working on?

Creating and designing furniture, lighting and tableware.



Last thing you bought?

An oven for the kitchen.

What do you wish you had designed?

The hammock, because it's just so comfortable.

What would your dream invention be?

A machine that cleared the sky to have sunshine whenever I wanted.

If you were invisible for a day what would you do?

I wouldn't worry about fashion for that day.

How do you like to relax?

Swim.

Your best discovery?

My soon to be wife.



What is your bad habit?

Staying up to late.

Most treasured possession?

A watch that I inherited.

What do you need to get you through the day?

Coffee.

Designers that you admire?

The ones who dare.

Five fantasy guests that you would invite to dinner?

The Rolling stones during their heyday in the 60's.

Favourite holiday destination?

Sardinia, because of the landscape, sun and the food.

Who would you like to design a piece for?

For someone that thinks design can make a difference.

Favourite restaurant?

Nyfiken Gul at Södermalm, Stockholm. It's a great little place that serves barbecued food and is located right on the water. It really feels like summer when you're here. 

Favourite book?

Anything written by Klas Östergren.

What is the best thing about Stockholm?

It's an easy city to get around and you can swim anywhere - well at least during summer...

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Keya Modessa, ACHICA Features Writer

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