With just a few carefully selected lines, the Streck family has been given a long life.
Designed by Swedish industrial and architectural designer Joel Karlsson, a lot of thought has gone into the details. According to Karlsson, “Part of the way I work is very involved in how we look at things – as if we are always on a visit to a museum. Streck is the result of this – the essence of a particular type of fitting I have always loved.” Karlsson has even considered how the electric cable will hang, as this is strongly connected to the longevity and appeal of the product.
Born in Gothenburg, Joel Karlsson is now head of design at Gothenburg-based architectural firm Krook & Tjäder. Educated at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, as well as Parsons School of Design in New York, Karlsson established his own industrial design studio, Joel Karlsson Industriell Design, and lectured at Växjö University before joining Krook & Tjäder as design director and partner in 2008.
Örsjö like to say that objects created by hand leave a certain indescribable sense of human touch and warmth—a link between the user and the creator that is often lost in industrial production. For that reason, the work of the hand is very important to us. Örsjö use local craftsmen for our entire product range. They weld, solder, bend, polish, paint, assemble, blow glass and carve leather in their factory or at their friends’ workshops in the region.