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Scandinavian design duo Carl Philip Bernadotte and Oscar Kylberg have launched their own design label after more than a decade of working for leading interiors brands.
The Bernadotte & Kylberg design studio was founded in 2012, and has created designs for renowned Scandinavian and international brands such as Hästens, Skultuna, Gärsnäs, Georg Jensen, Stelton, and Zwiesel, among others. Their portfolio is comprised of a highly diverse and wide range of design objects and projects: from beds, stools, and other furniture, to glassware, tableware, vases, candle holders, eyewear, and jackets. Over the past few years, the studio has also collaborated with the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Lapland, to create the suite known as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as with the Eriksberg Hotel & Nature Reserve.
Converging years of accumulated experience and vision, the eponymous brand is embodied by high-end textures, materials, and techniques to craft products that become a natural part of our lives. The design duo’s first collection includes throws made from merino wool and cashmere.
‘We’ve been designing products for others for years. It’s been, and still is, an immensely fun journey. But we’ve always looked forward to the day when we could introduce our own line of products and have been working towards that goal for a long time,’ they say.
‘When working for others, we integrate their brand history, values, and visions into our creative process. This time around, we’re entirely on our own. Factors such as mandated materials or adhering to a specific design style no longer come into play. Here, we are our own clients, focused solely on our essence. That’s why it feels fantastic to finally present our first collection to the world.’
The duo has further developed their graphic profile into a pattern used throughout the collection of scarves and throws, creating an instantly recognisable brand signature. The colour palette primarily includes classic hues such as black, white, beige and grey, but also incorporates accent colours.
Bernadotte & Kylberg has been awarded the TableWare International Award of Excellence and the Red Dot Award in the category of High Quality Design for the Aquatic collection for Stelton, as well as the German Design Gold Award for the Signum collection for Zwiesel.