Bruno Mathsson Award for Beckmanslärare

Beckmans Evening school and staff

Anna Holmquist is a teacher at Beckmans Kvällsskolaproduct design and one half of the design duo Folkform, which has now been awarded the 2019 Bruno Mathsson Prize.

Among other things, the duo has received a lot of attention for the patchwork museum bench, which is on display in several places at the newly renovated NationalMuseum.

Jury's motivation

 "The 2019 Bruno Mathsson Prize is awarded to Chandra Ahlsell and Anna Lovisa Holmquist in the art and design duo Folkform, for their keen investigations into how materials and manufacturing methods are valued in contemporary furniture production. Unpretentious and process-oriented, they immerse themselves in the traditional industrial and craft knowledge that is at risk of being lost, creating new artistic and distinct expressions. Their projects are often realized in free processes, driven by equal measure curiosity, courage and integrity."   

About the Bruno Mathsson Prize

Every year since 1984, the Mathsson Fund awards the Bruno Mathsson Prize of SEK 250,000. The aim is to "promote research, development, teaching and education in the fields of objects and the internal and external environment". The award is considered one of the most prestigious and largest design awards in the Nordic region. Previous winners include Gabriella Gustafsson and Mattias Ståhlbom (2017) and Mårten Claesson, Ola Rune and Eero Koivisto (2015) 

This year's Bruno Mathsson Prize will be presented on 4 June at the NationalMuseum in Stockholm.   

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