Designer Feature: Kitchen ware by Lotta Kuhlhorn of Sweden

Designer Feature: Kitchen ware by Lotta Kuhlhorn of Sweden

Swedish designer, Lotta Kühlhorn is passionate about patterns and here, at Pineapple Retro we're proud to be stocking her beautiful, distinctive Scandinavian range of kitchenware by Koloni.

Lotta Kühlhorn - A Swedish Designer Passionate about Pattern


Bold Warhol-esque pop-art by Lotta

In the 1990s Lotta was one of the first Swedish designers to use a more pop art approach.

Like Warhol before her, she looked at everyday items and then turned them into bold graphic, almost cartoon-like prints and repeats.

This method of simplifying and repeating was to become a foundation style of Lotta's, seeing her evolve into more geometric designs, incorporating beautiful symmetrical, repeating patterns.

Lotta has experimented with a vast range of patterns over the years, combining interesting shapes and finished patterns themselves in a process she describes as, "a kaleidoscope that always produces something interesting".


An accomplished designer, Lotta has created illustrations for magazines, book covers and even textiles for clients like the Swedish retail giant, Ikea.

Lotta Kühlhorn's Fabric Designs for Swedish Retail Giant, Ikea

She has also published some books herself, on pattern design, which truly are a feast for the eyes! This is her latest publication, from 2014.


Bold, Colourful Design

Lott Kühlhorn - orange apple mug design

When i was sourcing stock for the new website i found a single image of an orange apple on a white mug.

It was just what i had been looking for - the right Scandinavian feel, bright and modern looking.

I soon discovered the fantastic work of Lotta Kohlhorn.

A very talented designer, she has produced some gorgeous work throughout her career.

I am particularly drawn to her work with Koloni Stockholm, a company she set up in 2006 with Karin Carlbark.

Sadly, now closed, i am still buying stock up from all over the world.

I love the vivid bright colours and clean symmetrical design. It definitely appeals to the inner-child in me!


Proud stockists of the Koloni range designed by Lotta

Here at Pineapple Retro, i'm excited to be stocking the best of Lotta's designs.

The already popular kitchenware products are beautifully designed in both bold fruit and vegetable themed designs and are reassuringly well produced by Koloni of Sweden. 

Our trays, mugs and coaster sets in particular make ideal gifts.

Also available are some sweet tea towels and dish cloths in pink and yellow pear designs - kitchen essentials that are sure to make you smile when the washing up gets you down!

We absolutely love Lotta's designs and hope you will too.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

See also:
Checkout our range of Lotta Kühlhorn products by Koloni of Sweden

Checkout our full range of retro Kitchenware

Lotta Kühlhorn's official website

Sophie Crocket of Pineapple Retro
About Sophie

Sophie Crocket has over 10 years experience in sourcing & selling quality vintage & retro pieces.

With appearances on television, and her own home interiors featured in several popular magazines, her unique, colourful style is a fresh & vibrant approach to home decoration.

Sophie ran a successful retro & vintage shop in Brockenhurst - the heart of the New Forest, making the top ten of vintage shops in the UK, awarded by BBC Homes & Antiques magazine.

More recently, Sophie has gathered a unique collection of modern retro home wares from around the World to complement her ongoing passion for all things vintage and currently sources exciting new products for her online shop

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