This year's star of the ELLE Deco Design Awards 2022 is Beckman alumnus Gustav Winsth

Beckmans alumni,product design

Elle Decoration has named the best Swedish design of 2022. Among the winners is Gustav Winsth, who graduated from the Design Programme in 2021.

Hard meets soft, billowing shapes combine with the brightest and sources of inspiration range from sneakers to daydreams. This year's star is a master of contrasts who not only manages to create new shapes that capture the zeitgeist, but furniture and accessories that already feel like classics of the future," the jury writes.

Gustav Winsth's graduation project from the Form 2021 programme, the DIO shelf, breaks with contemporary minimalism and creates a radically contemporary expression through the geometric shapes of the base. The shapes are created from recycled rubber granulate while the rest of the shelf is made of anodised aluminium.

- My work draws a lot of inspiration from the world of fashion and contemporary or future architecture, while a specific material or manufacturing technique is often the starting point," Gustav Winsth tells Elle Decoration.

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