Misschiefs is a groundbreaking feminist exhibition of contemporary collectible design that showcases a unique group of ten trailblazing Swedish women designers selected for the punk nature of their work, at the crossing of design, craft and art. In each city Misschiefs visits, a woman gallerist or curator is invited to select one woman artist of her choice to join the show.
All the Misschiefs have been minutely selected for the excellency of their individual mastering of a particular craftsmanship and artistic style, ranging from material techniques such as glass blowing, wood stitching, precious stone setting, textile weaving, interactive technology and more. The designers are aged 25 to 83 years old, some are internationally famous, others established names in the Swedish design world and a few are young upcoming figures. They come from different parts of the country, have various cultural backgrounds and work from studios in distinct locations in Sweden and abroad.
The choice of female designers and collaborators springs from a desire to actively participate in boosting women’s visibility in the arts and design at large. Especially in the field of product design, where women designers are still under-represented in most design companies producing furniture and functional objects, as well as in prestigious design schools, particularly women designers with multi-cultural backgrounds. Part of the sales of the objects and the exhibition catalogue go to an international women's foundation.
All the objects and furniture are handmade only for Misschiefs and sold in a maximum number of three copies each. Punk by nature, our objects stand for freedom of individual expression in a design culture traditionally strict and controlled. The combination of individual mastery of specific craftsmanship, the free reins of the brief and the nature of the design uniqueness and rarity, has enabled the creation of a truly singular collection of Swedish contemporary collectible design.
Välkommna till Misschiefs!
August 10 - October 30, 2020
Misschiefs Takeover is a rescue operation for women artists who are particularly impacted by the current global economic crisis. In collaboration with major firms holding the keys to large empty spaces in major European cities, we provide free art studios to a selected group of women artists and designers to work, show and sell their art directly to the public. Our first Misschiefs Takeover Art Studio Pop-Up is in Stockholm from August 10 to October 8, open to the public from 10am to 5pm everyday. Located on Linnégatan 4, Misschiefs takes over a 500m2 former laundry factory. All the original Misschiefs collectible design pieces, video art and installations will be on display, as well as a group of 10 selected women artists who will work daily on site. Follow us on instagram and youtube for regular live updates, performances and surprise guests!