Styling and photography by Little Smultron
Few patterns in Scandinavian design history are as iconic as Berså, the famous stem of green leaves designed by Stig Lindberg (1916-1982). As one of the most influential post-war designers in Sweden Stig worked with ceramic, glass, tableware, and textile prints during his long and successful career with Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory.
Berså was produced from 1960-1974 and quickly became one of Lindberg's most beloved patterns that could be found in every other Swedish home in the 50’s. Lately the pattern has had a huge revival in Scandinavia and is now available in Australia through THETRAY.SHOP on trays, tea towels, potholders and cushions.
Australian designer Kevin Brackley creates surface patterns inspired by the beaches and natural beauty that surround him.
Based in Sydney, his style embraces both analog and digital media, whether it be painting with watercolours, sketching with ink, or digitally refining and manipulating artwork for a variety of products.
Kevin’s designs often embrace an exuberance of colour, or explore a more Scandinavian design aesthetic. Drawn to both flora and geometry, he aims to instil a sense of joy and wonderment in his art.
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