SWEDISH GRACE

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Wall­pa­per brand Sand­berg’s new ‘Sig­natur’ col­lec­tion cel­e­brates the work of four creative Swedish women from the 1950s. From ab­stract graph­ics to fig­u­ra­tive il­lus­tra­tions, the range has some­thing for ev­ery­one.

The col­lec­tion be­gan to take shape when Sand­berg’s creative di­rec­tor, Hanna Wen­delbo-hans­son, dis­cov­ered the work of Joy Zandén, a tex­tile de­signer who was also known for decorating the­atres and opera houses. Her hand-painted ‘Säro’ flo­ral was recre­ated from an old photo, with help from the 94-year-old de­signer her­self.

Fur­ther research led Wen­delbo-hans­son to the work of Dag­mar Lodén, a painter and in­te­rior de­signer who also cre­ated tex­tiles for Swedish brand Jobs Handtryck; and Ylva Käll­ström-ek­lund, a well-known il­lus­tra­tor of chil­dren’s books. Lodén’s 1949 de­sign ‘Tist­lar’ ( left), a spiky flo­ral in vi­brant hues, is now a star of the ‘Sig­natur’ col­lec­tion, as is Käll­ström-ek­lund’s whim­si­cal ‘ Våra Visor’ and sub­tle geo­met­ric ‘Ha­galund’.

The last name to be in­cluded is Lillo Wik­strand, an em­broi­derer and de­signer of church tex­tiles. Wik­strand’s ‘Ju­ni­flora’ is the pret­ti­est de­sign in the col­lec­tion and ideal for re­fresh­ing spring walls. £80 for a ten-me­tre roll (sand­berg­wall­pa­per.com).

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