Front is a design group made up of four friends who met while
students in the Industrial design program at the University
College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm
Front members are: Sofia Lagerkvist, Charlotte von der Lancken,
Anna Lindgren and Katja Sävström.. The company was
established in Stockholm in February 2003 with the manifesto
to discuss, ask questions and experiment with design.
Front was first seen by MOD editors at the 2004
Milan Furniture Fair. They were impressive in the way they
looked at design from a perspective of external forces that
are incorporated into the design process, sometimes in ways
that are unexpected or entirely organic… Take for example
their “design by animals” series where they asked
various animals to assist in the design process.
The DESIGN BY series, whereby part of the design is detemined
by an external factor and series of events that affect the
design process at random.
They have utilized a number of organic and technological
design “assistants” such as light, temperature
or motion to produce design variations that have produced