Lara Bohinc and Skultuna
During the London Design Festival I was very pleased to celebrate the launch of the cooperation between Skultuna and Lara Bohinc on “Home Accessories”.
Skultuna is a Swedish company that was founded by the Swedish King Charles IX in 1607. Four centuries later it is still based in Skultuna outside Västerås. Skultuna is very much a pioneer in Swedish design. The company manages to combine both tradition and vision. It is rooted in history, but is also forward-looking, which is clearly manifested by the exciting collaboration with Lara Bohinc.
I am not exaggerating when I say that Lara is one of the most successful and innovative designers of her generation. She was born and raised in Slovenia where she also started her design studies.
She then went on to study at the Royal College of Art in London. Lara won a New Generation Design Award and started her own brand in 1997. In 2012 she received an MBE for her services to the fashion industry.
Lara’s knowledge of industrial techniques has very much revitalized jewellery design. Her design has become timeless classics. The Swedish Crown Princess Victoria is one of many high profile people who have worn her jewellery.
I am quite sure that the collaboration between Skultuna and Lara Bohinc will expand. At the residence we had the opportunity to see the absolutely wonderful book-ends and candle holders in brass. I am sure that we are just at the very beginning of a most promising partnership and I simply cannot wait to see the next step in the design production.