What type of products have Anna and you made for House of Rym?
At the moment we’ve made olive products such as bowls, spoons and coasters. Wool rugs, a series of porcelain and textiles – Foutas (traditional Tunisian towels), bags and pillows (not produced yet).
And together with Fia Miari we have also worked with the graphic identity, website, fair shows, photographed and staged the products – Created a brand simply. Or at least laid the groundwork for it.
Is there any product you are particularly proud of?
I really like porcelain series that Anna and I made together. It was a fun and rewarding collaboration that resulted in a number of different patterns. In their characters quite different but still “talking to each other.” The idea is that you should be able to mix and match as you please.
What has been the inspiration of this collaboration?
The main inspiration has been a meeting between Sweden and Tunisia, between us and them. The crazy story. The Tunisian couple who contacted me and Anna unaware that we share studio together. The trip to Tunisia where they welcomed us with open arms. How they took us around with with such joy and warmth and gave us opportunities!
From what I understand, you’re not particularly fond of order, strict lines and perfection? Why is it so exciting?
I am a sucker for handmade, spontaneous and not too polished expressions. Basically because I care about that there should be no right or wrong. And because I enjoy when people affirms the desire of creating. Regardless who the creator is, or what background he or she has. (And because I like what it looks like of course).
I believe I also interpret a genuineness and playfulness in things as I understand as not over worked. A feeling that I often found hard to capture myself in my own work. I need to remind myself not to think too much. So I fail in an early stage, ha ha.
(Logo by Fia Miari)