Dream Houses

Swedish lesson for a simple decoration


Stylist for Kosta Boda and Ikea, Gunnel Sahlin has changed her life to work at home. Visit his house converted into an old school. Follow the photo gallery ...

To better work on glass and take care of his own, Gunnel Sahlin, stylist for Kosta Boda and Ikea, moved to a former Swedish school. When she decides to change her life, regain her freedom and work from home to be closer to her family, the Swedish designer Gunnel Sahlin seeks above all "a house with character and a large garden in which I can do to grow vegetables of all kinds, disused factory or even wooden church buildings: we were very open but it should not be an ordinary place, it should also be able to accommodate all my rooms, to act as a gallery. "

It will finally land in the old school of a mining village that no longer exists, one hour from Stockholm. In the countryside and near a lake. Trained at the Konstfack, Stockholm School of Art and Design - where later she will be professor, textile section - Gunnel Sahlin gets her start in New York before being hired by Kosta Boda where she begins "a trip in the glass ", more than twenty years ago. Since then, his creations for the brand have been around the world.

Recently, she also signed the "PS" glasses collection for Ikea. Gunnel prefers simple shapes, plays with colors and pushes as far as possible patterns, stripes and effects of materials. As her works are regularly exhibited, Gunnel Sahlin is often absent from the big classroom. to which she was able to restore colors.