Born 1971 in Härnösand (Sweden), Per Bäckström has an eclectic design pedigree that was initially stimulated by his archaeology and aesthetics studies at university. After graduation he worked in a number of related jobs that included projects within the Swedish auction office and at Moderna Museet in Stockholm.
His interest in archaeology, in particular with objects and form, nurtured his desire to explore the more creative and practical aspects of design and Bäckström enrolled at Beckmans School of Design. Utilising both educations, he currently combines his academic background and practical training to create designs that are striking, thoughtful and flexible.
In Confetti, a bold and versatile wall mounted tile and shelf system, the tiles and shelves can be removed and repositioned in new patterns and formations. “The user is invited in to the process” says Bäckström, “and the ultimate influence over the final appearance is transferred from designer to user”. The choice of retro colors is inspired by moviemakers such as Jeunet and Almodovar and “aims to give the feel of another imaginative time or place”.