The Bruno Mathsson-award 2017: TAF

The Bruno Mathsson Award 2017 is given to the architects and designers Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom, who together run the architectural office TAF in Stockholm. The Bruno Mathsson Award is one of the largest design awards in Scandinavia, with a prize sum of 250 000 SEK.

In connection with the award ceremony at Vandalorum in Värnamo, an exhibition was presented which shows TAF´s work from the foundation 2002 until today. Shown here are architectural projects as well as furniture, fixtures and appliances for internationally active producers. On December 9, we will open the exhibition in Malmö.

Price Motivation:
”TAF are committed to honing their design idiom towards a refined simplicity, which they combine with humour and a measure of cheekiness to achieve a powerful appeal. A container on the street, or a board resting on trestles are everyday sources of inspiration that challenge them to create intriguing and sustainable new versions of archetypical products.”
The Karin and Bruno Mathsson Foundation

About TAF
TAF consists of Gabriella Gustafson (b 1974) and Mattias Ståhlbom (b 1971). Gustafson is educated at University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and MFS studies in Brazil. Ståhlbom is educated at University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. He has also studied ethnology and art science at Stockholm University and Umeå University. TAF has exhibited MoMA in New York and is represented in the permanent collection of National Museum in Stockholm and Designmuseum Denmark in Copenhagen. TAF was awarded Form Award 2017 in the category Designer of the Year and The Year’s Furniture by Sköna Hem.

The exhibition is produced by Vandalorum in collaboration with the Karin Foundation and Bruno Mathsson Foundation.