What Matter_s: design studios + scientists

During 2018, 10 design studios in the Skåne region of southern Sweden were paired with 10 scientists at the cutting edge of materials research. Their brief was simple: spend six months exploring a new material, and then show us what it can do. The results of these collaborations were presented for the first time in October 2018 during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. In March 2019, the project was shown in an exhibition at Form/Design Center.


Participating design studios + scientists

Andreas Kojcevski Hansson & Siri Skillgate + Dr Cedric Dicko

Andréason & Leibel + Virgínia Boix

Jenny Nordberg + Prof. Magnus Tägil

Kajsa Willner + Prof. Dmytro Orlov

Kunsik Choi + Prof. Rajni Hatti-Kaul

Petra Lilja + Dr Ramune Kuktaite And Bill Newson

Petter Thörne + Dr Paulien Strandberg

Studio Aikieu + Dr Solmaz Hajizadeh

Superlab + Dr Axel Nordin

Wang & Söderström + Prof. Magnus Borgström & Dr Vilgailė Dagytė


What Matter_s was carried out in collaboration between SPOK, Form/Design Center, Art & Science Initiative and Southern Sweden Creatives. Curator and coordinator was designer Nina Warnolf.