Innovative and sustainable products when students design for Designtorget

Did you know that many of the fruits and vegetable that you buy in the grocery store can regrow if you place them in water? Regrow is a vegetable cultivator and one of seven products that Product Design students have developed from idea to finished product. Their products are now sold in a limited edition at Designtorget in Kulturhuset in Stockhlm as well as online.

Regrow is a rack that can be placed over all kinds of glasses and vases. Vegetables that can be brought to new life are for example leek, lettuce and lemon grass.

Scarf with environmentally friendly screenprint

A Silk Scarf  is a scarf with a graphic print by the Product Design students Melinda Urbansdotter and Jennie Adén who have developed a method of screen printing in a natural way with plant dyes. After many experiments with different berries and vegetables, it was black rice that gave the result they were looking for. The graphic pattern, the text "A Silk Scarf" offers an alternative type of pattern to that usually associated with vegetable dyes.

Wallet Snäll - a product focusing on sustainability

The Wallet Snäll (Kind)by Klara Hedengren and Ida Björses is a product where sustainability is the focus. The leather is naturally tanned leather from the tannery Tärnsjö which only uses waste from the food industry, and is marbled by hand with a new technique that Klara and Ida have developed. The wallet is made within their project Snäll design (Kind design) where the profit of the sale goes to refugees through the organisation Vi gör vad vi kan. Snäll design also  organizes workshops for young people which enables them to contribute with their creativity and commitment.


The consumption critical stool Is there a heaven for jeans is designed by Anna Herrmann and Frida Pettersson. The seat of the stool consists of used jeans and is constructed by a plait technique they have developed together.

Pedestal that enhances objects

The pedestal UNIT by Lisa Lindh and Celine Strömbäck is an interior detail that enhances objects in a new way. It can for example be used in a shelf, on a table or as an extra dimension to a window and is designed to be able to stand on all sides.

Lamp that creates shadow play

Wild Strawberry is a ceiling lamp in Swedish hand-blown glass by Sarah Hasselqvist and Lisa Jonsson. The lamp is designed with the vision to challenge traditional techniques and craftsmanship. By burning the wooden mold in which the glass is blown for too long, the structure of the charcoal has formed a relief on the glass surface. Each lamp is thus unique, creating its own shadow play in the room.

Fragrance oil

The fact that scents are tied tightly to events, people and things, and that scents can throw you back down memory lane caused Hanna Stenström to develop a fragrance oil for Designtorget. Her aroma perfume is a mixture of bergamot, rosewood and rosemary packaged in a ceramic bottle.


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