Introducing Emma Lundgren
Emma Lundgren is a Textile designer from Sweden. Her earliest memories were of her grandparents in the countryside, teaching her to knit, embroider and crochet to keep her pacified. After spending time in in Sydney, Dublin and Seattle, she moved back to Sweden in 2004 to study at Beckmans School of Design and work at BAS Brand Identity. Whilst she gained a lot of experience and learned the technical side of the industry, she realised her real love was textile design where she could express herself through colour, materials and shapes. This insight lead Emma to Central Saint Martins in London, where she graduated with a BA Textile design with first class honours. During this time she gained experience in various commercial textile and print projects including projects for H&M and John Galliano. Straight after graduation Emma started work at Nokia as a Colour and Material designer for their ‘fashion’ phone series. She has exhibited at the New Designers, Young Guns, London Design Week with Nissan Car, ‘The Power of Fashion’ at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm and are currently exhibiting at Rackstad Museum in Sweden. Emma’s work has been featured in Dazed and Confused, Form, D-magazine and Tokion. She is a past winner of the Treschow Scholarship and currently sits on their jury. In 2010 Emma won on the Embroider Guild Scholarship and featured as one of 2010’s up and coming fashion designers by Swedish Elle Magazine. During her MA in Textile Design at Royal College of Art she has had opportunities of growing and collaborating with other design fields and hone in on her particular type of reconfigured folklore aesthetic which lead her to Stockholm Fashion Week award finalist, London Design week and New York Fashion week 2011. Emmas playfulness and combination of handcraft and digital technics creates an aesthetic with unexpected materials. When she is not working on her new collection or projects with Ford Automotive she can also been seen and heard in lectures she does on various occasions discussing and presenting her witty Scandinavian style.