Olle Eksell Products
“Good design is not just aesthetic – it is also good economy. Good design is not just fun – it is bloody serious.” – Olle Eksell
There is an interesting story behind these products based on the life and design philosophies of Olle Eksell, the legendary Swedish designer.
Johan Andersson, the creator of these pieces, was 22 years old when he moved to Stockholm to study advertising at the Bergh’s School of Communication. In a move that would be soon prove to be a life-changing experience, Johan looked up his “great hero” Olle Eksell’s number in the telephone directory, and then called him up the same day. Eksell was gracious enough to invite the young student home, and over coffee and cake, they talked about advertising, design and life.
Johan says that Eksell became his mentor, friend and biggest inspiration, both professionally and as a human being. They both remained close friends, until Eksell’s passing away in 2007.
The small collection of products, launched with the blessings of Olle Eksell’s family, are all manufactured in Sweden.
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Designer, Johan Andersson, Olle Eksell