DESIGNER | Lena Bergstrom
Lena Bergstrom (born in Umeaa, Sweden in 1961) studied design in Japan, Finland, Belgium and England and has a master’s degree in textiles from the University of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm. She began working as a glass designer for Orrefors in 1994 while continuing to develop in her role as a textile designer for Klassbols, Design House Stockholm and Designer’s Eye, among others.
Lena Bergstrom has a deep knowledge of craftsmanship and an utmost respect and love for the material that she is working with whether it is glass, metal or textiles.
Her interest in fashion, architecture and the present is evident in her glass products and her other sources of inspiration such as the love of tradition, craftsmanship and not least the Nordic nature of her upbringing.
Bergstrom’s work is represented at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Rohsska Museum in Gothenburg, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums worldwide and she has received many awards.
In addition to product design, Lena Bergstrom has carried out and contributed to several interior design projects, such as Villa Bjorkholmen’s Crystal Bar in Stockholm, the crystal reception desk at Clarion Hotel Post in Gothenburg, and the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo.