Campus Lidingö - Malmstens Linköping University

Furniture education programmes in purpose-built premises

Malmstens Linköping University is located on the island of Lidingö just outside central Stockholm. Here Linköping University offers undergraduate programmes in Furniture Design, Cabinet-making, Furniture Upholstery and Furniture Conservation. (Note that instruction is in Swedish.) Carl Malmsten is one of Sweden’s most famous furniture designers, and the programmes combine practice and theory according to his educational motto, “hand and mind in vital collaboration”.

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Campus Lidingö facade

The largest portion of the campus building, including workshops, studios, classrooms, etc., was finished in 2009, when Malmstens moved to Lidingö from its previous premises in central Stockholm.  Peter Karlsson

Möbeldesignstudenter / Furniture design students

The students all have their own workplaces, but collaboration flourishes both within and between the programmes, facilitated by the architecture of the new building.  David Einar

Biblioteket / Library

In an older part of the building is the library named after construction company owner John Mattson. His daughters, Kerstin Skarne and Ann-Sofie Mattson, donated money to build it up. It specialises in furniture, wood and design, and features cosy armchairs and a piano. Maria Karlberg

Studenter i verkstad / Students in workshop

There is always a lot going on in the workshops. The students have access to the building in evenings and weekends, and spend many hours on campus.  David Einar

Möbelkonserveringsverkstaden / Furniture conservation workshop

In the furniture conservation workshop, old beautiful pieces of furniture are carefully restored. Like many other rooms on Campus Lidingö, this one has chairs of all shapes and sizes placed on shelves under the ceiling.  Maria Karlberg

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