Swedish Designer Emma von Brömssen is Reviving Hand-Painted Decorations

Collaboration with porcelain designer Kajsa Cramer | Courtesy of Emma von Brömssen
Collaboration with porcelain designer Kajsa Cramer | Courtesy of Emma von Brömssen
Photo of Aliki Seferou
30 August 2017

Though wallpaper may have fallen out of failure for many over the years, this Swedish designer’s paintings is giving a face lift to a decorating trend some may consider out of date. The super talented Emma von Brömssen creates hand-painted designs that are then printed on interior design items.

von Brömssen transfers her view of the world into her outstanding hand-painted pattern designs. The talented Swedish designer obtained her Master’s degree in Design in 2008 and has been working as a freelance designer ever since. Over her 10-year career, von Brömssen has added the Elle Decoration Swedish Design Award 2016 and various collaborations that every interior designer would envy to her résumé. She has created a collection for Engblad&co, Scandinavia’s oldest wallpaper brand, Sandatex AB, Svenskt Tenn, House of Rym, Papp Limited, and many more Nordic and international brands.

When she finishes drawing Scandinavian-style repeatable patterns with her brushes and experimenting with colors, her designs are processed through a computer and printed in various materials such as rice paper silk fabric and others. The result is breathtaking wallpapers, cushions, blankets, and posters that add an elegant and relaxing touch to every home.

Collaboration with Engblad&co | Courtesy of Emma von Brömssen |©Patrik Hagborg

The renowned designer points out that she draws her inspiration from items such as travels, her children, and music, but nature is what always makes her want to grab her brush and start painting. With birds being her favorite pattern, von Brömssen revealed on her blog what inspired her ‘Prancing Peacock’ design that is now printed on House of Rym’s cushions. While she was traveling in Tanzania, she got to observe a crown crane up close. The way it was standing and moving so proudly gained her attention to such an extent that she felt the need to draw the exotic bird’s various poses.

Collaboration with Engblad&co | Courtesy of Emma von Brömssen |©Patrik Hagborg

When she was asked to use Asian patterns but with a Scandinavian touch for her Eco Simplicity collection, von Brömssen proved that she can delicately combine patterns from different cultures. The goal was to design interiors that would add relaxation and meaning to everyday life. Looking at Engblad&co’s wallpapers, she has accomplished this.

A collaboration with Götefors porslin | Courtesy of Emma von Brömssen

von Brömssen currently lives in Gothenburg and when she’s not in her atelier drawing, she gives interior design ideas and advice through her blog and offers a glimpse of her creative world to her thousands of Instagram followers.

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