Maja Sten

Designer Maja Sten

“I used to love the night before Christmas Eve, when we decorated and prepared around the house. It felt like the home was undergoing an almost magical transformation. I especially remember my mother taking out a chandelier. With that in the kitchen, it really felt like Christmas. I think I wanted to create something special that you want to hang up the night before Christmas Eve.”

Maja Sten (f.1974) is an illustrator and designer. She studied at Konstfack before she moved to London and finished her studies at the Royal College of Art. After graduating she returned to Stockholm where she opened her studio. Her creations are often naive and colourful, mixing line engraving with her own personal mythology. Her main inspiration comes from folkart and Flora and Fauna.