EDUCATION MFA at the University College of Arts, Crafts & Design, Faculty for Furniture Design and Interior Architecture (1994)
Additional studies in pedagogy at the Gothenburg University (2021-22) and the University College of Arts, Crafts & Design in pedagogy and artistic research processes (2014-17).
CLIENTS AND COMMISSIONS for Svenskt Tenn, Almedalsgolv, Röhsska Museet, Historiska museet (The Historical Museum), Futurniture, Kateha, Tekniska museet (The Technical Museum), Design House Stockholm, Klong, Vamlingbolaget, NC Nordic Care, Nola, Lima deli, Askul (Japan), Wanås Konst, Svensk Form, Business Sweden, Länsstyrelsen Gotland, Futurniture, Svenska Institutet (Swedish Institute), Riksutställningar (Swedish Travelling Exhibitions) and more.
AWARDS 2022 The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, 2021 Axel Larsson Memorial Fund, 2018 The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden, 2 year work grant), 2018 Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, 2013 Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse, 2006 Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse, 2004 IASPIS, 2002 The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden, 2 year work grant), 2000 IASPIS, 1997 The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden, 2 year work grant)
HONORARY TASKS since 2021 Member of The Expert Board of KRO (The Artists’ Association of Sweden), 2019 Member of The Educational Board of Swedish Architects, 2018 Gustaf and Ida Unmans Donation Fund, 2017 Design Lab S, Member of the board, 2017 Sveriges konstsmidesförening, Member of the jury, 2014-19 Member of the board of Svensk Form, 2013 Ung Svensk Form, Member of the jury.
SARA SZYBER Interior Architect, Furniture Designer, Exhibition Designer and Senior Lecturer in furniture design at HDK-Valand, Campus Steneby
The work of Sara Szyber spans over a wide range related to the interior – from furniture and industrial design to the shaping of exhibition and interior architectural projects. In each assignment she takes a starting point in the potency of materiality, to impinge on the perception in a strive to add new aspects to the subject area.
Since 2021 she holds a 50 % position as a Senior Lecturer in furniture design at the Gothenburg University, HDK-Valand at Campus Steneby.
In 2020 Sara Szyber was invited to the Misschiefs movement, which resulted in her checkered Death Proof Cabinet. Within the context of Misschiefs she continues to develop unique furniture and glass objects, latest shown during Milan Design week in 2022.
Sara Szyber’s interest of materials and patterns acts as a basic chord in her design expression. It has been articulated throughout her action as a designer – from her furniture designs with Misschiefs to carpet designs for Kateha, as well as her collection of clover patterned products in brass for Svenskt Tenn.
She has been involved in such a diverse range of work as designing ”Play!” – an exhibition for children, that toured across Europe (Moscow, Berlin, Belgrade), through being the creator of a wide range of original, typically Scandinavian style furniture design together with renowned companies such as Design House Stockholm, Nola, NC and Klong. On behalf of The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design (Svensk Form), Sara Szyber participated as a furniture designer and managed the tour for the “17 Swedish Designers”-exhibition-show through USA, Austria and Czech Republic. She has also been commissioned to create the interiors of The Gotland Visitor’s Centre (Gotlands Naturum), The National Museum of Science and Technology and was selected to create the space for visitors at The Swedish History Museum in Stockholm.
Sara Szyber has been granted with several awards – in 2021 she received the Axel Larsson Memorial Award from Svensk Form. In 2018 she received a 2-year working grant from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee for the third time during her profession. Between 2014-19 a board member of The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design (Svensk Form). She exhibits her work both in Sweden and internationally.
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