Sandin + Bülow
Kersti Sandin, born in 1950, interior architect (SIR/MSA) and industrial designer (MSD), graduated from the University College of Arts, Crafts & Design, Stockholm, in 1977. Since 2005 she has been a professor at the School of Design and Crafts at Gothenburg University (HDK) and a postgraduate student in the Faculty of Art at Gothenburg University. Kersti is a member of the board of the Swedish Association of Architects, the Swedish Industrial Design Foundation, the Swedish government’s Council on Architecture Form and Design, the Swedish Wood centre, Svenskt Tenn AB.
Lars Bülow, born in 1952, interior architect (SIR/MSA) and industrial designer (MSD), trained at University College of Arts, Crafts & Design, Stockholm, 1975–1978.
Together they founded Materia, a designer furniture company, in 1992. The have received a large number of design awards, including the SIR/Forum Prize in 1983, the Forsnäs Prize in 1985, Best in Show – Designers Saturday 1999 and Framtidens Mötesplats (Meeting Place of the Future) 2003. Over the period 1983–2000 they won 19 design awards for Excellent Swedish Design and has been nominated on two occasions for the international Red Dot Award. Their work is represented in contemporary design collections at the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, the Röhsska Museum for Design and Applied Art, Gothenburg, and the Museum for Applied Arts, Cologne.