As a counterpoint to the her usual bright and vibrant work Josefin created an exclusive Monochrome Capsule Collection for 2016's London Design Festival. The pieces explore the balance between light and dark interwoven patterns in relation to lighting.
Josefin Landalv is a Swedish weaver and textile designer. Her creations are inspired by the naturally occurring characteristics of raw materials in combination with carefully designed woven structures. Her work draws inspiration from her Scandinavian heritage, principally through the bright, crisp primary colours and deep chiaroscuro found in Swedish folklore, landscapes and fauna.
Her lampshades are assembled with close reference to the innate natural ridged characteristics of the trees from which they ultimately derive. They are subtly coloured in a palette that draws on traditional Scandinavian as well as Senegalese hues, tones and patterns. The shades do not contain any glue or stiffening agents that could in the long run prove deleterious to the natural environment. This meticulous selection of materials combined with a conscientious preference for suppliers local to her South East London studio helps to minimise environmental impact at all stages of production.