Studio E.O is a multidisciplinary design practice. It was founded by designer Erik Olovsson and is located in Liljeholmen in Stockholm.
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Studio E.O / Ateljé Koltrasten
Liljeholmsvägen 8A, SE– 117 61 Stockholm
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SINE collection is a hanger system for clothing and accessories inspired by the regular tempo of sine wave. The collection consists of a clothes rack and three hangers for different purposes; one for clothes, one for belt or scarves and another for accessories.
Our focus was to explore different senses of form and object, loose and tight, bold and thin, heavy and light to find our own contrast and balance. As a result of that, SINE has harmonious contrasts – soft and straight lines, light aluminum and heavy stone, openness and closeness.
The simple system, based on the form of the wave, creates evenly spaced hanging points to give your clothes a more organized presentation. SINE rack is made from Marble and Powder Coated Aluminum and the matching hangers in Steel.
Eriks Design Bus is a self propelled mobile design studio, with my own print shop and photo studio where I’m able to produce locally in a small edition. My aim has been to not be fixated to urban areas in favor of the countryside in order to compare the two opposing forces mainly as a
working methodically perspective. I wanted to create a mobile platform where I could challenge myself and them prevailing norms in the design industry. I’m interested in designing the actual situation in which design occurs rather than the objects themselves. The project started early 2012
and the bus have to this date visited around 40 places and performed over 20 commissions all around Sweden. Please have a visit to the design bus website here: www.eriksdesignbuss.se
A visual identity proposal for Konstfacks annual spring exhibition. Me and Yun Yu worked out a proposal based on the letter “K”, our ambition was that the exhibition would have a celebrative and energetic feeling and had serpentine’s as a
visual reference. The letter “K” is not only the first letter in Konstfack but is also strongly connected with Art/Culture in Sweden. The official term “K-marked” stands for something that has a great cultural value, in this proposal we wanted to
“K-mark” this exhibition. We designed a range of different graphic forms of the letter “K” that could be applied in a wide range of areas.
In a collaboration with Swedish/French contemporary quartet Boréal, me and Anton Alvarez designed a method to express the synthesis between Boréal and the image of their sound. Using a speaker membrane, a pencil and thread we constructed a machine that translated
the sonic vibrations of Boréal’s music to drawings. Each drawing is its own artwork and a unique visual parallel to its origin of the music. The box consists of nine drawings which is a parallel to each track, one poster with all of the nine drawings layered on top of each other, one
photograph of the device itself, one sheets with a track list and acknowledgments. The boxes are handmade, numbered and limited to 100 copies.
Redefining the use of found objects and flea market findings.
The ongoing subject of flags, prints and patterns put in new contexts. How the symbolism of a two
dimensional print change when put in a specific site and how it reacts towards it’s surroundings
and forces of nature.
Self initiated typeface project. Made in 2011.
A wall calendar with a whole year on one page. Offset and screen printed on 50x70cm paper.
For orders, have a look at: www.yearcalendar.se
4 color pattern, screenprinted on textile.
It is stating the obvious, things we take for granted, things we may have never thought that it was designed by someone. It is functionally where everything should be clear and user-friendly and able to be understood by you as well as someone on the other side of the globe. The graphic user interface of computers were first
used in the early 80′s and has undergone a major change from how it looks today, but the functionality as the desktop, scroll bars, and windows remains. How is it that the first few fumbling steps towards a graphic user interface has the same structure as it stands today? Visually, there has been great change, from B&W
to color, from 2D to 3D, yet the basic functions is the same today as it was 30 years ago. This is a trip back to the beginning of the development where the focus is on them graphic details. With augmented reality we see objects in a form we may not be used to see them in, a different angle, in a different environment.
An artist book and a photo series of 12 images. The book is made by hand i 10 copies, text is printed with a letterpress and the images in the book is made with photopolymer technique.
Image series Västberga till Ulvsunda is photographed in Stockholm suburbs with analog medium format camera during winter 2011. The book was exhibited in Galleri Konstrast 2010, the
photos was exhibited in Nue gallery 2013. Contact me for price and availability.
A self portrait of me as a collector of objects, screen printed by hand on textile 2011.
Experiments with color overlay and gradients in screen printing. Printed at Grafikens hus 2013.
An ongoing project. What story does residual objects gathered at a specific site tell? What do
they reveal about the past, what do they form and how can we interpret them together? Images
taken with analog large format camera 2011-.
Typeface designed with inspiration from classic swedish ceramics. Logotype, title sequence and
for the TV program “Jakten på lyckan” shown on SVT 2011.
The Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi served as a spiritual bridge between East and West. He spread the his spiritual philosophy and his meditation techniques to the western world during the 60s. One of his goals in life was to spread his knowledge in the West –the part of the spiritual world where poverty is said to be more widespread. In February 2007 I attended the funeral of Maharishis in India. The funeral lasted for several days and thousands of people from around the world gathered to to participate in the
funeral ceremonies. India is a country characterized by contrasts – a place on earth where material poverty and spiritual wealth exists together. In my story, I wanted to explore the visual relationship between these two extremes. Poverty is often associated with strong images. Children in torn and worn-out clothes, shacks with houses made out of metal sheets and plastic wraps, undernourished families, a dry and dusty landscape where garbage is scattered everywhere. Poverty smells. We are daily fed with images
illustrating precisely this poverty – economic poverty. In the same time wealth exists, a spiritual one, everywhere in India. It shines through in detail, in people, in architecture, in the landscape.
My starting point was the trip to India and the events surrounding the cremation of the Maharishi. In my story I have used the materials and photographs that I took on the spot. The photographs have served as memos when I created new images and illustrations.
Self initiated typeface project.
Visual identity for music festival Where the action is 2009.
Prop design for tech TV program Kamikaze. Shown on ZTV 2008.
Intro to TV show Åh, Herregud! with Jonas Gardell.
Poster and title sequences for Terese Andréns film Nina Argentina.