Pernilla Ohrstedt was born in 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Her design output has been largely international, spanning the disciplines of experimental art, architecture and curatorial practice.
Pernilla was educated at Central St.Martin’s and holds a BSc and a Master of Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London where she won the Leverhulme Trust Grant for innovative and interdisciplinary work of outstanding potential and the UCL faculty prize for distinguished work in architectural theory.
She went on to the Storefront for Art and Architecture gallery in New York. Working with Director Joseph Grima, Pernilla was co-originator of Storefront’s first exhibitions program outside New York, the Pop-up Storefront series whilst producing, designing and curating the gallery’s programme and innovative architectural installations.
In 2010 Pernilla curated and directed the celebrated Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010. She has edited and co-authored a major publication about this project and numerous others.
Working again with Grima, in 2011 she was Architect of Stazione Futuro, a monumental 4000 sqm exhibition in Turin for the 150th Anniversary of the Reunification of Italy, curated by Riccardo Luna editor of Wired Italy.
Pernilla is a founder of Flock, an international platform for exhibiting cutting-edge female designers. She exhibits regularly at London Design Festival, recent projects include Pandora’s Comb (2010), Iconoclastic Chair (2010) and Light Well Table (2011).
Asif Khan was born in 1979 in London, England.
He was awarded Designer of the Future by Design Miami in 2011 and was Designer in Residence at the Design Museum, London in 2009-10.
He studied Architecture at the Bartlett School, University College London and the Architectural Association, London, graduating with prizes from both.
His work described in Abitare as “wildly inventive” crosses architecture, industrial design and furniture, particularly projects which combine these in new and unexpected ways.
Notable projects include West Beach Café, Littlehampton (2008), Tetra Light (2007), Swivel for Danese Milano (2011), and furniture for primary schools in Malawi with Magis for the Clinton Hunter Development Initiative (2009-12).
Asif has exhibited at MoMA, MAXXI Museum Rome, Idée Tokyo Midtown, Design Museum London, Sawaya & Moroni, Milano Salone ‘Satellite’, 100% Design Tokyo and London Fashion Week and has been featured widely in national and international press and design journals.