Bernadotte & Kylberg, the design duo run by Prince Carl Philip and his friend Oscar Kylberg, have launched a new homeware collection for Scandanavian brand Stelton.
The Prince has always had a creative eye, as an alumnus of Rhode Island School of Design and Forsberg’s, a Stockholm advertising, graphic design and copywriting school. In 2012 he put this talent to use, partnering with fellow Forsberg’s student Kylberg – Prince Gabriel’s godfather – to launch his own design agency.
Focusing on “unique and timeless design that lasts,” Bernadotte & Kylberg have released collections for a range of homeware and fashion brands. Previously, the firm designed home pieces for Stelton called Stockholm Aquatic and Stockholm Horizon. Now their new Stockholm Lignum line for Stelton is available, including bowls and vases.
“The iconic Stockholm series is created by nature’s beautiful shades around the Stockholm archipelago,” Stelton says. “The area’s colourful vegetation has inspired the collection’s art pattern and the series is therefore named Lignum, which means “wood” in Latin. The new Stockholm design from Bernadotte & Kylberg can be associated with the colours surrounding the picturesque archipelago. Through an innovative production technology, Stockholm Lignum is presented in a cold enamel on organically shaped aluminium bowls and vases.”
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Stockholm Lignum! A new and proud member of our Stockholm collection for iconic @steltondesign . Lignum is latin for ‘wood’ and its pattern is inspired by the nuances and colors of the Stockholm archipelago. We hope you like it as much as Stockholm Aquatic & Stockholm Horizon. 🌟😀 #bernadottekylberg #stockholmlignum #stelton #changethroughdesign #scandinaviandesign
“Our key words are changed through design,” Prince Carl Philip said in Svensk Dam. The design firm puts a focus on the “great belief that form follows function,” according to their website, and the partners “constantly question how we use and see an object, how we can innovate and move things forward with new, textures, materials and techniques.”
“It’s not up to us to decide how people use the design,” Kylberg, said in a 2018 Architectural Digest interview. “The point is that people use the design, period. People are intelligent, but it’s easy to underestimate them. They use things differently today than they did long ago. We usually ask ourselves when we’re designing something, If this was the first one ever produced, what would it look like?”
Prince Carl Philip added, “In some sense, most of our designs are items that we think the end consumer would have created if they’d had the chance.”