Lisa Hilland creates contemporary design with a poetic twist, combining modern high-tech production techniques with artisan quality craftsmanship. After graduating from Central St Martin's College of Art and Design, she worked ten years as a designer in London before setting up her own studio in Sweden in 2005. Her current clients include renowned furniture producers such as Klong, Kullaro, IKEA, Gärsnäs, Gemla, and Svenskt Tenn.
“As I designer I have a great love of materials and how they influence how we perceive an object. I am constantly experimenting with the qualities of materials, making use of them in new combinations. Excellent design triggers our emotions and according to me, materials have a great part to play while designing - or as I call it - giving an object a soul that can be loved.
The starting point for a project can be solving a challenge of practical or emotional nature, or simply exploring a technique of manufacture or crafts that fascinates me. I aim to create items that are sensitive to human emotions and needs and I always push my clients to consider the environment as far as they possibly can. Therefore I am deeply involved in every project, you often find me on the factory floor looking for more beautiful, eco-friendlier and smarter solutions.
The creative process itself is another inspiration and the state of mind I'm in when working. Each project has its own unique progress, as important to me as the finished result. Enjoying the process and exploring new areas of knowledge, I believe is the key to all good design!"
Lauritz Icon Award 2017
Bow Series Gemla, Residence Magazine Awards
Designer of the Year 2013
Plaza Magazine Awards
Furniture of the Year 2013
Bow Chair, Gemla
Residence Magazine Awards