In a pursuit to investigate and reconceptualize predefined symbols, Simon Skinner approaches his work through the lens of social constructions and performed rituals - often ending up challenging preconceived shapes and forms.
Simon launched his Stockholm-based studio in 2020 focusing on object and furniture design. In his latest project titled "Syntax", Simon explores beauty rituals as an act of power and liberation through elevating historically charged objects connected to hair and beauty. The result is a series of limited edition handcrafted afro combs, transformed into art objects. Accompanied by a solid vanity table in birch, adorned with aluminium gilded edges, Simon creates an intimate space for self-care and personal idiosyncrasies.
Simon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design from Konstfack University in Stockholm, 2018.
His previous work titled "Afropics" can be seen as part of the permanent exhibition at Nationalmuseum in Sweden. Simon has been awarded Young Swedish Design Talent in 2019 and nominated for the Wallpaper* Design Awards.
Group exhibitions include Volvo Studios, Arkdes, Adorno Crossovers and House of Sweden.