Ex-works 2022

Design students

Thesis projects

3rD of SEPTEMBER TO 27th of NOVEMBER 2022
EXHIBITION / EX-Works 2022

A platform for final year students from the Swedish design colleges Beckmans, HDK- Valand Design, Konstfack, Malmstens & HDK- Valand Campus Steneby. The 2022 exhibition showcased forty master’s and bachelor’s design students’ thesis projects.

For the second time, the Museum of Furniture Studies offers a common platform for design degree projects. Forty students from five design collages have been invited to participate in this year’s exhibition, almost double from the 2020 edition.

During most of their education, the students have lived with the restrictions of the Corona pandemic, meaning distance education and in some cases limited access to the schools’ workshops. If these practical limitations have affected the work results, it does not seem to be for the worse.

Ex-works 2022

We can see evidence of curious material exploration, intellectual form experiments, innovative technical applications, elaborate functionality, impressive craftsmanship, and far-reaching responsible circularity. This is liberating and gives hope for the future of the design and furniture industry.

Ahlgren emil chair
midell mikaela
axner fanny transit table
blass lina assembly shelf

Beckmans College of Design

Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm offers three BA courses (180 points): Design, Fashion and Visual Communication.  
Beckmans’ is a venue devoted to promoting the knowledge that is associated with praxis-based design on an artistic foundation by practice, research and questioning. Curiosity, empathy and aesthetics are combined by means of focused teaching and collaboration. Design is all around us and creates essential conditions for both cultural and economic developments. Design can ask questions, challenge, influence and develop.


Emil Ahlgren, Fanny Axnér, Lina Blass, Simon Mattisson, Felcia Mebus, Mikaela Midell & Ida Simma.

HDK Valand - Academy of Art & Design

At HDK-Valand Design BA and MA are transdisciplinary design programs rooted in spatial design, visual communication, and product design. Design undergraduate attracts both students who have not yet decided what kind of designer they want to be, and those who are determinedly aiming for a particular specialization. Design MA is a continuation and deepening where social engagement is central. HDK-Valand was founded in 1848 and is located in the city-center of Gothenburg.


Hermine Blixt, Ellen Hedin, Mathilda Högberg, Alicia Kostanty, Olle Sahlqvist, Greta Sjöström, Maria Solinger & Jakob Tangen.

blixt hermine chair
hedin ellen group
salgvist olle stool
mathilda hogberg
Solinger maria wood
Tangen Jakob Chair
Sara armchair
Ingman Lovisa
Sjoberg David
Smdeland Nadia chair

Konstfack University

Since 1844, Konstfack has influenced society through everything from designed products, interiors and public art to the children’s book illustrations and the compulsory school’s visual arts and sloyd teachers.

At Konstfack both artistic and scientific education/research are conducted. In the programmes Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Spatial Design, Industrial Design and Individual Study Plan in Design, the interplay between human being, artefact and environment is explored – the spatial, social, cultural and ecological.


Camilla Hedendahl, Lovisa Ingman, Felicia Larsson, Molly Sehlin, David Sjöberg, Nadia Smedland, Yuqing Tang, Sara Ullvetter Norrman, Jukka Viitasara & Emma Wikner.

Malmstens Linköping University

Malmstens offers bachelor programs in Furniture Design, Cabinetmaking and Upholstery. The conceptual, artistic efforts are combined with technical skills and innovation in order to expand the excellence of know-how and broaden the mind. Sustainability to serve human and environmental needs, and questions of identity and hierarchies are topics currently discussed and investigated throughout the education.
Since 2000 Malmstens is a part of Linköping University.


Simon Bågstam, Gustaf Douhan, Rebecca Eurén, Mårten Godske, Matilda Haglund, Tobias Pålsson, Julia Sthillert, Malin Winther & Anzelika Zabirova.

Palsson tobias lounge chair
Euren Rebecca
Douhan Gustaf
Tangen Jakob Chair
Tangen Jakob Chair
Raj masashi group

HDK Valand - Campus Steneby

Students in Wood Oriented Furniture Design work with design using an exploratory and conceptual approach to materials, innovation, and sustainable development. The program focuses on solving artistic and material-related problems in relation to human needs, the surrounding world and the furniture industry. All teaching is in English.

Campus Steneby is situated in Dals Långed, 170 kilometers north of Gothenburg,


Evelina Björnqvist, Maike Brandl, Lasse Elseburg, Gergely Kovacs, Leo Palmer & Masashi Rai.

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September 16,2022
Schools reprecented in the event:
Beckmans, HDK- Valand Design, Konstfack, Malmstens & HDK- Valand Campus Steneby.

Students meets the Industry

In September 2022, during the Ex-Works exhibition, the Museum of Furniture Studies arranged a match-making day for young designers to meet with the furniture design industry.

This was an exclusive opportunity for young and emerging designers to connect with leading companies in the industry and potentially jumpstart their careers. The event was a unique platform for young designers to showcase their work and skills to industry professionals, and to learn more about the various opportunities available to them.

The match-making day included presentations and one-on-one meetings, giving young designers the opportunity to network and gain insights from industry leaders and experts - a great way for young designers to gain visibility and industry recognition, as well as to connect with potential employers and collaborators.

Our interviews about the EX-Works 2022

View our videos highlighting all the graduation projects featured in the Ex-works 2022 exhibition.

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