Scholarships 2020


Nothing was as usual this year when the graduating students graduated. However, a number of scholarships were still possible to distribute. Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients!

Beckman's Scholarship product design

Rasmus Randén and Frida Fröderberg

Rasmus Randén, project "Wintry": "A project can face many difficulties, surprises, twists and turns. In the best of worlds, this means that not only the project grows, but also the one who implements it as you have done. You have in every way shown maturity in making decisions, adjusting and reassessing when relevant and important, without fearing the difficult. From small details to larger decisions, which is well seen in the result. Through the process, you have humbly and enthusiastically approached new knowledge that you have since credibly applied with the aim of making a young target group more participating, steadier and more mobile. It's big and impressive!" 

Frida Fröderberg, project "No title": "Brave, forbidden and punky" said your opponent about your work. We also want to add intelligent, thoughtful and well-made. You have the ability to formulate yourself in both words and design, which makes your work both interesting and magical. With seemingly small gripes and humble curiosity, you have intervened in the conversation between two masters and nerdily devoted yourself to understanding the chair technically and formally, and then transform it into a kind of hybrid through your investigations and clear visual rewordings. All with an important strong integrity and high artistic ability." 

Beckman's Scholarship Fashion

Alida Bard and Eli Solberg

Alida Bard, project "Last Glamour of Adolescence": "For a colorful fashion interpretation that skillfully navigates between the conceptual, the mundane and the humorous. Based on the anti-art of Dadaism, the avant-garde culture of the Weimar Republic and the progressive fashion of the 1920s, the window curtain in various guises is subjected to a change of context. Placed on a body and processed artistically, it receives as a garment both its own and contemporary expression; This is an example of how it can be done even with small means."  

Eli Solberg, project "Pedestrian": "For a work where urban everyday life is elevated to fashion through outstanding research and consistent design. In a situationist spirit and with references to international flanör culture, the familiar is rediscovered while the unexpected beauty of the quotidian is rediscovered. The result both reflects and surpasses reality when well-tailored everyday silhouettes with roots on the street are delicately sublimated into their own, strong fashion vision." 

Beckman's Scholarship Visual Communication 

Louise Silfversparre and Reidar Pritzel

Louise Silfversparre, project "Teknofossiler – remains from the human epoch": "A project that informs and opens up for discussion about the great fate of our time. With the aim of a time far into the future, the student has chosen an unusual approach to what can create commitment to the climate issue. By gradually refining her own digital craftsmanship, she has created a beautiful visualization of the subject, which attracts in-depth knowledge. An example of graphic design as a bridge between science and the public." 

Reidar Pritzel, project "The type and places": "A work that is permeated by movement both in approach and results. We are struck by a high level of ambition in both subject matter and design. To highlight income inequality along the subway through typography. Is it possible? Whatever the answer, we applaud the type and the locations. The work shows how design can be used as a tool to highlight complex societal issues."  

Beckman's Sustainability Scholarship 

Lisa Jacobsson, fashion

"Lisa Jacobsson's degree project "One" is based on the designer's responsibility for sustainable production from both ecological, ethical/social and economic aspects. Lisa Jacobsson also presents a method for how designers can affect sustainability at the beginning of the design process."  

Svenskt Tenns Design Scholarship

Joakim Zickert and his project "The Trajectory of a Sweeping Thought"

Svenskt Tenns Design Scholarship is based on three criteria: Quality, Long-term product design   

"As a designer, finding a historical source of inspiration where an aesthetic, proportions and choice of materials cannot leave them untouched and then to take it on to creating new designs where the viewer does not see the source of inspiration is a challenge and an art in itself.   

The chair and table inspired by Norwegian stave churches have historical references that have been put in a completely new context, which creates a recognition and appeals to us. The combination of assembling historical design with using a material that can otherwise be seen as consumed in an incredibly fine craft makes Joakim Zickert's chair and table stand out and the viewer can't help but follow the lines and shapes both with the eye and hand. 

When Svenskt Tenn's founder, Estrid Ericson, saw furniture designed by the Austrian architect Josef Frank in the 1920s, she saw the most beautiful and aesthetically pleasing thing she had ever seen and decided to collaborate with him. One of Josef Frank's greats lay in his way of mixing styles, historical references and materials in a bold and unexpected way, at the time.   Svenskt Tenn's 2020 fellow, Joakim Zickert, has in his degree project explored many of a designer's tools; inspiration, materials and craftsmanship in an extremely nice way.   

We look forward to seeing how Joakim takes on challenges such as production methods and material availability in his future role as a designer."

The Glass Factory's Stay Scholarship 2020 

Mika Lindblad, product design 

"Mika Lindblad shows an interest in both small-scale and large-scale product design and handles glass innovatively, as a material for everyday and everyday objects. Craftsmanship combined with the function of the object as a means of aesthetic expression opens up new ways of design. The possibility that her desing may eventually lead to production and thus local employment has this year been crucial to this election." 

Stockholmsmässan & Formex

Tilde Ullberg, product design

For the Vary project

"To challenge with craftsmanship the idea of what mass production is, Tilde has elegantly used "minor beauty flaws" that in industrial economies of scale are sorted out as second goods. Formex jury, Lotta Ahlvar and Kajsa Falch Torlegård congratulate on the project that highlights Perfect Imperfection in a creative, sustainable and inspiring way for an entire industry."

Nordic Gallery Form Scholarship 2020

Bella Tapper, Project I Don't Chair

"The jury believes that this innovative and interactive degree project opens up a challenging conversation about the values and ideologies embedded in both the production chain and consumer behavior. At a time of escalating climate crisis and pandemic, this is something we all need to take a stand on.  

With his degree work, this student puts, in a strikingly effective way, the focus on a burning topical issue in the manufacturing industry. Modern society has meant that production in many cases takes place far from the end consumer. Unaware of the work behind the products we buy, we easily stare blindly at the price without asking ourselves what we are paying for.  Nordiska Galleriet's Form Scholarship 2020 is awarded to Bella Tapper, "I don't chair", for her bold approach to translating the complex discourse on ethical production and sustainability into physical product design in an innovative, inspiring and strong way."

Teko & Swedish Fashion Council Scholarship

Eli Solberg, project Pedestrian

"With an accurate look at our times and what makes a collection viable, this designer has created a framework for a range of garments and outfits that have both a high fashion degree, character and can be seen at the seams."


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