Fredrik Mattson is trained as a furniture designer and interior architect. He graduated from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm in 2002. Before that, he studied cabinet-making for several years.
“No matter the design commission or choice of materials, my process is often the same. For me, it’s a matter of turning challenges into opportunities. It’s important to keep the original sketch alive and not to allow computer programs or imperfect technologies to govern the process. When I look back at my products, the ones that appear to be the simplest and most obvious are the ones that proved to be the greatest challenges. It’s often these products, too, that are closest to the original sketch.
I always try to be direct in my design work, without any deviations or short cuts.”
Awards and good things
2015 Red Dot Design Award, Germany
2011 Wallpaper design award. Wallpaper, UK.
2008 Lamp of the year. Stora formpriset, Residence, Sweden
2008 Represented at Nasjonalmuseet for kunst. Oslo, Norway
2008 Winner of the EDIDA award. Elle interior, Sweden
2007 Designer of the Year. Sweden
2007 Red Dot Design Award. Germany
2006 Design S. Sweden
2006 Represented at Rhösska Museum. Göteborg, Sweden
2005 Winner of the Forsnäsprize. Sweden
2005 Pagrotskyrummet. Sweden
2005 Represented at National museum of Sweden. Stockholm
2004 Red Dot, best of the best. Germany
2004 Architectural Review Award. London, England
2004 Product of the year. Sköna Hem, Sweden
2003 Winner of the Swedish EDIDA award. Elle interior, Sweden
2003 Architectural Review Award. London, England
2003 The Golden chair. Swedish architect award.
2002 St. Johannislogen the 1:st. Masonary grant.
2002 Young Swedish design Award. Sweden
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