Björn Dahlström

Björn Dahlström Design AB

Björn Dahlström, born in Stockholm in 1957, began in the mid 1970s with animation and graphics for film and TV production. From 1978 on, he worked as an art director and graphic designer in an advertising agency. He started his own company in 1982 concentrating on graphic design for clients such as Ericsson, Scania, Atlas Copco. Today, 80 per cent of his work consists of industrial design. He is working with graphic and product design in the industrial and furniture sectors. From 1999 to 2001, Björn Dahlström was a professor at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. He has also taught at Beckmans College of Design. In 2001, 2005 and 2006, he was a member of the jury of the red dot design award and chairman of the jury for the Swedish
Design Award in 2006.

Deviations, glass vase, Pukeberg Glass Factory, Sweden 2005

References: Atlas Copco, David Design, Iittala, Krups, Lammhults, Magis Italy, Marimekko, Pamar Italy, Plank Italy, Playsam, Skeppshult, Swedish Museum of Architecture.
Björn Dahlström’s design is featured in: Röhss Museum for Design and Applied Art, Gothenburg; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; National Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen; Museum of Science and Technology, Stockholm; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo.

Awards: Excellent Swedish Design 1991, 1992, 1993 (2x), 1994 (2x), 1995, 1996, 1997 (2x), 1998 (2x), 1999 (2x), 2000 (2x); Furniture of the Year 1995, Sköna Hem Design Magazine; Design Plus 1996, 1999; Torsten and Wanja Södebergs Prize 2001; iF design award 2002; Swedish Designer of the Year 2003, Elle Interiör; The Arts Grants Committee Design Award 2006.

Exhibitions: “Säljande former”,
National Museum of Science and Technology, Stockholm 2001; “Björn Dahlström – grafiker och industriformgivare”, Röhss Museum for Design and Applied Art, Gothenburg 2001 and others.

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