Andréason and Leibel founded their studio straight after taking their Master’s degrees in Industrial Design at the School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg. In 2002 the pair moved to Malmö and worked with lighting design for IKEA and Ateljé Lyktan in Åhus and also with numerous graphic identity commissions. Today their studio is opposite the sugar mill in a beautiful old printing workshop in Arlöv.

At Form/Design Center, Andréason & Leibel exhibit their Circuit Chandelier, a collaboration with the laboratory manufacturer Csaba Humenyik of Humi-glas in Dalby. The chandelier was originally created for the London Design Biennale and the exhibition Welcome to Weden curated by Jenny Nordberg. The exhibition was about what can be achieved in a democratic collaboration with actual local production.

The magazine collector Cathedral, produced by Normann Copenhagen, is part of a series of new interior accessories called Daily Fiction and was included in “Best of the rest” in the Wallpaper Design Award 2017. The colour palette and pattern were created by Femmes Regionales.

Q & A
Where were you born?

Limhamn, Malmö and Sofiero, Helsingborg

How old are you?
42 / 44

Where do you live?

What do you do?
We are freelance industrial designers in lighting, furniture and interior design products.

Your favourite place?
In the smoking area

Favourite material?

Favourite designer?
The brothers Castiglioni and Ettore Sottsass. Our latest discover, the American Margaret de Patta. She created fabulous silver jewellery in the 1940s.

Favourite colour?
Payne's gray

What inspires you?
Film, architecture and art

Your vision/business concept?
Designing products with soul, humour and drama

Biggest mistake?
There have been so many lovely mistakes that it feels unfair to rank them

Dream project?
We have not yet worked with site-specific commissions. It would have been interesting to design products based on a unique place and set of conditions

Next project?
Post-Industrial Reality, a Swedish-Polish joint project with three Swedish design studios and three Polish ones: Swedish Ninja, Petra Lilja Design, Cosmos Project, Agnieszka Bar and Chmara & Rosinke

The Designer of the Month is a series of portraits intended to showcase local talents with links to the Öresund region and also to present an expanded view of design as a concept. The selection is made together with the association DISK (Designers in Skåne) and can be an individual designer, a group, or a manufacturer. The list of design areas is long and includes everything from furniture design, industrial design and architecture to fashion, illustration, the moving image etc.