Boris Design Studio Ltd
Boris Design Studio was founded in Hong Kong in 2009 by the two Swedish Designers Katarina Ivarsson and Anna Karlsson.
Boris Design Studio splits its time between consultancy work and own brand Boris which focuses on storytelling. In their consultancy work they mainly focus on the fields of Product Design, Design Research & Trend Studies. They have recently released their first research book, focusing on future mobile technologies and product applications, together with Mobilelife, Microsoft Research Cambridge, Nokia Research and Ericsson Research.
With a strong foundation in the global trends that shape our world their trend studies high-lights both material and production techniques to enable direct applications on their clients products.
Acting as an enabler for a more sustainable development is a vital part of their business and this is always visible in their products in one way or another. They serve clients from Asia, Europe and USA including brands like IKEA, Doro, Techtronic Industries (TTI), Combi and Kerry Logistics.
For Salone del Mobile 2012 the Boris brand presented “The Enlightenment Series” a collection that explores the notions of spirituality in relation to sustainability. The series earned global recognition and part of the collection was recently showcased at Stockholm Furniture & Light fair and at Ambiente 2014 in Frankfurt.
In 2013 the two designers was awarded with the prestigious Perspective 40under40 Award for their achievements within the field of product design.
Katarina Ivarsson and Anna Karlsson are both regular lecturers at School of Design, Hong Kong PolyU at the Master of Design Program.