elin basander lundin
Elin Basander Lundin graduated as an industrial designer from Denmark’s Designskole in 2002. Now based in Malmö. she has previously lived in France, where she studied painting, sculpture and life drawing. Basander Lundin came to the attention of the wider design community after the Miss Flatchair design for young children scooped two national design awards.
Miss Flatchair combines traditional craftsmanship with modern machine-based techniques resulting in what she calls puzzle furniture. The furniture is delivered as a flat-packed self-assembly kit that the user then puts together. In addition to the obvious environmental benefits of transporting flat-packed furniture, Basander Lundin was also keen to add a playful educational aspect to the experience of design. Miss Flatchair encourages adults and children to work together to create something of value and purpose.