Graduate awarded Svenskt Tenn's Design Scholarship
- I am developing a wood composite containing wood from spruce bark beetle-infested spruce for 3D printing. Using this material, I have designed and produced a collection of furniture, inspired by the patterns that the spruce bark beetle digs under the bark of the spruce. Partly to show alternative uses for this damaged wood, but also to use design as a means to highlight and communicate the problem of spruce bark beetles, says Simon Mattisson, designer.
About Svenskt Tenn's Design Scholarship
Svenskt Tenn's Design Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating student of Beckmans School of Design whose work has met the criteria of sustainability, quality and good product design. The scholarship includes a prize of SEK 20,000 and the opportunity to exhibit their work at Svenskt Tenn. In addition, the scholarship holder will spend two weeks in the guest apartment at the Swedish Institute in Paris, furnished by Svenskt Tenn.
The motivation for this year's prize winner is: "As a designer, we find it both visionary and sustainable to address an environmental issue, develop a completely new material and then create objects in an aesthetically sophisticated way using 3D printing. The fact that the objects are also beautiful and well-designed makes Simon Mattisson and his project Granland a worthy recipient of the 2022 scholarship."
Granland will be on display at Svenskt Tenn's store on Strandvägen 5 in Stockholm from September 2-11, 2022.
To Simon Mattisson's thesis here: https://2022.beckmans.college/product design/simon-mattisson