BERNADOTTE & KYLBERG
Sveavägen 52, 111 34 Stockholm
In 2018, Bernadotte & Kylberg designed a collection of 9 unisex glas eyewear models for the leading optic retailer in the Nordics, Synsam. Looking at how we live our lives and how we use glasses, the design duo worked with new, sustainable materials in a mixed combination to create a collection where form and function interacts. The collection distinguishes itself with smart forms and functions, such as an innovative removable sun lens that in an easy way simplifies the user’s everyday life. The textures and colors are inspired by the Scandinavian nature, such as the mountains, seas, forests and the unique light.
A celebration of food, form and function. Crafted with mindful materials.
In 2017, Bernadotte & Kylberg designed a collection of single-use products for the Swedish table top concept and creative packaging company, Duni. Bernadotte & Kylberg found inspiration in the Victoria amazonia water lily and translated its spirit and form into a family of timeless and playful designs. The focus was to create an environmentally conscious collection that the user can use however they like, something that is pleasing to the eye and something that inspires the user to try out new ways of celebrating food. The collection is made out of 100 percent recyclable material: Bagasse, made from surplus bio-material from sugar production which returns to soil in just a few weeks after being composted, and CPLA, made out of 100 percent plant-based material, is biodegradable, extremely sturdy and can withstand temperatures of up to 100 degrees celsius.
Simply put: function, inspiration and sustainability. All in one collection.
Designed for the German glass manufacturer Zwiesel Kristallglas in 2017, Bernadotte & Kylberg created a series of glass products with much individual character that plays with reflection and space in a way that only glass can. The variation in shape and spaces between the handmade cuts in the crystal glass allows you to see the original natural shapes of for example flowers or a candle light, which in turn get reflected and distorted into new shapes and light through the cuts in the glass.
Bernadotte & Kylberg also designed the collection to be a beautiful functional piece on their own, or grouped together as an eye-catching centerpiece decoration.
In 2017, Signum was awarded the German Design Award in the category of Home Textiles and Home Accessories.
In 2017, Bernadotte & Kylberg partnered up with the Swedish bed manufacturer Hästens to create two new designs: Appaloosa and Marwari.
In Appaloosa, Bernadotte & Kylberg reinterpreted Hästens’ classic blue and white check. With inspiration from the cubism era, the design duo interweaved the original colors to create a new pattern where four color fields make up a graphic abstraction and projects a sense of movement. It was important that the viewer see the pattern and recognize it as a Hästens bed, but with an innovative and modern twist.
In Marwari, Bernadotte & Kylberg created a new visual for Hästens who traditionally has only created beds with its classic blue and white check. The design duo looked at the DNA of Hästens’ design and craftsmanship and designed a woven textile in a rich brown color which gives the impression of saddle girth. It is a tribute to the origins of Hästens as master saddle makers.
A glass collection designed for the German glass manufacturer Zwiesel Kristallglas in 2016 consisting of two versions: Air and Air Sense. To create an enhanced functionality and a stylish design, the focus was on the whole shape of the glass; not only the outside but also the inside. The slightly curved, almost weightless glass form that unites both versions, with Air Sense distinguishing itself by being mouth-blown and having an integrated glass decantation sphere, illustrates the design concept behind Air and Air Sense: airiness is instrumental in every aspect. The glasses are made out of lead-free crystal with titanium in the molten glass, which entails a unique glass durability and flexibility.
In 2016, the expert jury of the renowned European wine magazine, VINUM, named Air Sense as the best wine glass in four out of seven categories and the best all-round red wine glass.
Inspired by the ever-changing landscape of the Baltic Sea and the Stockholm archipelago, Stockholm Horizon was created as the second collection in the Stockholm series. The artistic pattern is reminiscent of the water’s reflection in the picturesque Swedish archipelago. Just like reflections in the calm water, the Horizon design develops into unique, abstract patterns in blue-green shades, distributed across the collection’s vases and bowls of different sizes. With an innovative production technique, the Horizon pattern is presented in cold enamel on originally shaped aluminum bowls and vases. Each piece is finished by hand, giving every item its very own individual expression.
In 2015, Bernadotte & Kylberg partnered up with the Danish design brand Stelton to create a collection of vases and bowls of different sizes. Stockholm Aquatic is inspired by the full pallet of blue nuances reflected in the Baltic Sea throughout the year and captures the ocean’s ability to be serene and dramatic at the same time. The collection is made out of a combination of enamel and aluminum, and the shapes and forms are combined with modern and bold yet refined artistic patterns and colors, making a clear reference to the waves breaking on the sea. Each piece is finished by hand, giving every item its very own individual expression.
The collection was awarded the Red Dot Award 2015 with the distinction ”high quality design”.
In 2017, Bernadotte & Kylberg extended the collection with a serving tray, cheese plane, cheese knife, cheese slicer and cake knife.
In 2013, Bernadotte & Kylberg created a carpet woven out of discarded silk parachutes in a project for the World Childhood Foundation. By rotating, cropping and reflecting the carpet’s graphic design, three new pattern images were produced; Optica, Kaleido and Intarsia. These are the foundation of the textile collection Design by Bernadotte & Kylberg, developed in cooperation with Åhléns in 2014.
Today, the collection features 80 individual textile products and the collaboration continues.
Signum was first presented on behalf of Erik Lallerstedt at Restaurant Gondolen in Stockholm for the 40th Anniversary of Accession of HRH King Carl XVI Gustaf in 2013. The design was formed from the identified need of creating a special china for a signature dish, Salmon Carl XVI Gustaf, created by Erik Lallerstedt.
Inspired by the Swedish theme, Bernadotte & Kylberg created a series of plates and accompanying deep bowls. The white and azure colors of the china perfectly complements the yellow color of the curry ingredient of the Salmon Carl XVI Gustaf, creating a beautiful and artistic presentation of the Swedish flag with the colors of yellow and blue.
A collection of jackets created in partnership with the Swedish clothing brand, A-One. The collection consists of waxed cotton down jackets with vertical down panels and stretch features – a completely new market feature when the collection was released in 2014. The color scheme is dark blue and red, with details in contrasting colors.
A series of stoneware of playful ”skålrikar”, a combination of a bowl and a plate, was created for the Swedish porcelain factory, Gustavsberg in 2012. In the ovenproof stoneware series Swedish Animals, Bernadotte & Kylberg were inspired by their nieces to create a playful and stylish design. The collection consists of depictions of Swedish animals made into bowls, including mole, forest hare, mallard and the red fox.