(Swedish: freight, burden, vice)

A collaboration between Asa Jungnelius, Gustaf Nordenskiöld and Fredrik Paulsen

As long as there is water* to drink, there will be cups to drink from. But the variation in form these cups can take is virtually limitless. In today’s globalized world, how can we produce products of flesh and blood? Products made with care, that are built to be used for a long time? Can artists and designers circumvent the corporate hierarchy of mass production and instead manufacture objects themselves?

The concept behind LAST is simple: purchase an object directly from its maker. No intermediaries, long journeys, questionable materials or sweatshop labour. All of the products in the LAST collection are handmade by the artist in his or her studio.

LAST is a pop-up experience, a shop that can appear anywhere, be it an interior design shop, a gallery, online, or outdoors. It’s a traveling design experience: while the shop’s essential structure remains the same no matter where it pops up, each iteration includes a unique design element to give it a distinct identity.

The LAST line is comprised of customized, one-of-a-kind pieces that collectively suggest integrity and the ability to last a long time. Not only are the products sustainable, but they work together to promote design that is slower, more personal, and more thoughtful. A LAST that will last.

Gustaf Nordenskiöld graduated from Konstfack 2001, since then he has been working in his studio in Örnsberg. Gustaf often lets the manufacturing process become part of the finished ceramic work, leaving traces of the process in the object, as a memory of its making.

Fredrik Paulsen After graduating from London´s Royal College of Art in 2010 Fredrik returned to Stockholm to set up his own studio. He works mainly with furniture design and is the co-founder of the independent auction house Örnsbergsauktionen.

Åsa Jungnelius graduated from Konstfack 2004, she has been working as a designer and artist in different collaborations. Åsa uses materials as a language mainly specializing in glass. She works in her own studio in Månsamåla.
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