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Tonalities – Graduation Exhibition BFA and MFA Campus Steneby

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A new generation of makers explore ethical and political questions of material choice and aesthetic expression in wood, metal and textile.

25 May 2023 - 28 May 2023
Southern Sweden Design Days, Lokstallarna, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51, Malmö

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Opening hours:
Thu 25 May: 11:00–18:00
Fri 26 May: 11:00–18:00
Sat 27 May: 11:00–18:00
Sun 28 May: 11:00–18:00
HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design

The palette of material possibilities in wood, metal and textile create infinite juxtapositions, their surface qualities provoking harmony and dissonance.

This selection of exam works from HDK-Valand Campus Steneby is an exploration of how craft-based approaches invoke ways material knowledge sets the tone for how we can understand the struggles facing the world today. As the craftspersons and designers’ decisions are increasingly loaded by ethical and political questions of material choice and aesthetic expression, finding the right tone has never been more important. Amid the confusion of today’s times, the next generation of designers’ work show contrasting expressions and the occasional feeling of harmony.


MFA Programme in Applied Art and Design
Specialization Metal Art:
Coralie Bergese, Daniel Freyne, Chrisse Kuisma Karlsson, Urmo Teekivi

Specialization Wood Oriented Furniture Design:
Lu Banchao, 
Lukas Lorey, Leonardo Perina

Specialization Textile–Body–Space:
Karin Bäckström, Studio, Murkla (Hannah Jevelind & Charlotte Ewing)

BFA Programmes
Metal Art:
Martin Augustsson, Ciro Bright, Matthias Kuehn, Miriam Stålgren, Frida Svensson

Wood Oriented Furniture Design:
Tomas Björk, Måns Hallberg, Emelie Sjöberg, Karl Ekdahl, Joakim Rydholm, Måns Abrahamsson, Martin Lysfoss, Felix Olofsson, Hannes Blixt

Genevieve Manbre, Moira Nilsson, Elise Ma-ku Westin

HDK-Valands samlingssida för samtliga examensevenememang

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