Stefan Borselius

As clearly demonstrated by his furniture creations, Stefan Borselius is a designer who takes no shortcuts. Going about things thoroughly is something he learned from his grandfather and great-grandfather, both cabinetmakers. His path to becoming a furniture designer thus began with learning this craft properly at Steneby in Dals Långed. He then continued his studies in Stockholm at the Carl Malmsten Furniture School and later completed a master’s degree in furniture design at the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.

In the long run, it pays to be thorough – as Borselius, renowned for his great attention to detail, is today amongst Scandinavia’s leading furniture designers. His design range is also impressive. Included in his portfolio are chairs, sofas, lamps, carpeting and room dividers – created for some of the most prestigious furniture companies in Scandinavia.

To break the rules, you first have to master them – if, that is, you want the results to be elegant. In pursuing his curiosity-driven exploration of new ideas, Borselius relies on his mastery of cabinetmaking. The same applies to his use of new materials, found in many of his works, not least the groundbreaking products he has designed for Abstracta.