Before attending a bachelor’s design program at HDK-Valand in Gothenburg in 2019 Ellen Hedin studied design and crafts at Nyckelviksskolan in Lidingö and at HDK-Valand Campus Steneby. She graduated her bachelor’s in 2022 and started working at Misschiefs Ateljé in Stockholm.
Hedin’s degree project from HDK-Valand was called Panagea and resulted in twelve chairs. The project explores how the designer can be a part of their own small-scale production but also invite others into the process. The goal is to create a relationship between designer and consumers but also between consumers and furniture.
The name Pangaea refers to the supercontinent that existed before continental drift divided it into today's continents. All the project's chairs are based on the same model, but have been developed into furniture with their own expressions through experiments with different casting methods, workshops, recycled materials and traditional craftsmanship.
In 2022, Hedin was a part of the Ex-Works 2022 exhibition at the Museum of Furniture Studies with her project Panagea.