BY MAY is a design studio based in Stockholm founded by the designers Johanna Örn and Maria Bergström.
“Our vision is to create products that make everyday life a little more beautiful.”
“We both have a Textile Design education from Konstfack and the Swedish School of Textiles. Our passion is to create graphic and playful pattern design in refined colour and material combinations. We work in all stages of the design process – from the first idea to development of a new product. We also work as freelance designers with surface pattern design and textile interiors. As there is a mutual interest between Scandinavian and Japanese design aesthetics we have many assignments for Japanese clients and we have been participating in several exhibitions in Tokyo.”
“We find inspiration in Japanese design and crafts, that have a lot in common with Scandinavian design. The heritage of Scandinavian design is always present in our design work. Such as the simple graphic patterns, the light colours and the genuine materials that we chose to work with in our collections.”
“The act of playing with colours and shapes is an essential part of our creative process. We strive to find the balance between chance and control to crete and interesting and beautiful design.”
“We believe that the simplicity and quality of good design lasts in the long run. BY MAY have a conscious profile, choosing sustainable materials of high quality.”