In our latest magazine The Creatures Of Lights And Darkness I made a series of photos with different Scandinavian design. Among other things, I used an incredible beautiful plate made by Stenhuggardottern.
I am so in love with her design that I have to share my enthusiasm with you and tell you more about the Swedish talent.
Josefin Nordstierna - the woman behind Stenhuggardottern.
Josefin is the daughter of a stonemason, who along with his brothers runs a stone masonry in Kinnekulle, Sweden. Here they produce a lot of interiors for homes, such as tabletop, windows, floors, stairs and walls.
The stone masonry and her father's work made Josefin want to try something other than the large surfaces which she was used to see her father do. Therefore she began to think in small and functional details for the home - she thought of the things we use in our everyday lives, and how it could be things that were still usable, but simultaneously gave a feeling of luxury and quality. From there she developed her idea into plates, candle holders, pots, cake stands and more are on the way.
One can become quite infatuated with both the Italian Carrara marble and Kinnekulle limestone which the plates are made of.
Both versions of the plates have their own unique expression. The white marble has a feminine and light look and the dark Kinnekulle limestone creates a contrasting look of details and shades.
Even the easiest and quickest food seems more luxurious when served on such beautiful plate.
I love Stenhuggardotterns ability to create something that delicate, while still having a humble and quiet expression.