Kristina Stark is a Swedish designer holding a Master of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design from Konstfack – the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. She also studied Product Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
For many years Kristina Stark has been working with domestic design, creating products and accessories for the home, the kitchen and the table for many clients in Sweden and abroad. In addition to her freelance projects she has founded and established her own production company under the brand Design: Kristina Stark to design and manufacture her own products to enable modern design combined with quality craftsmanship. Many of her objects and products have already become contemporary classics which you will find in museum shops, design shops and leading interior design retailers. Her products has been nominated for Formex Formidable four times. The release of her range Café during fall 2012 gave her a lot of attention and was nominated to Formex Formidable and also awarded “Porcelain of the year 2012″ by the magazine Residence. Her Botan range was also awarded the winning prize Formex Formidable 2013, announced in January 2014 at the Formex design fair in Stockholm.
In February 2016 her Still Life series was awarded the Elle Decoration Swedish Design Awards 2016.
Someone has said that her language of design is rooted in Scandinavia. That her products represent the marriage of Nordic Culture and tradition with today´s demands for form and function. Simplicity personified. The result is objects for everyday life. Things to be used. Made to last.
Kristina says: “What motivates me is the desire to create ordinary things for everyday life and situations, things that people need to use regularly and enjoy using. Things intended to be used time and time again. Day in, day out. Ordinary things made to last and retain their attraction and appeal year after year. I can find pleasure in the carefully calculated geometry of an arc that nestles comfortably in my hand. A detail maybe, but its importance for the overall feeling cannot be overstated. I´m constantly searching for the simplicity. To find the essence. To find the heart of the object. How many times have I endeavored to find the optimal form without any unnecessary lines and decorative elements? Eliminating what can be dispensed with – that´s where the challenge lies. It´s so much easier to add something than to take it away. The big value of the small details. Simplicity is a difficult goal.”