A B O U T
Love Hulten is a Swedish artist and craftsman fusing traditional artisan knowledge with modern technology. With delicate execution and mystique, he aims to breathe life into objects and create personal stories. By playing with preconceptions about the distinct realms of art and design, Hultén break given patterns of function and aesthetics.
"I want my objects to create a state of curiosity – not just nostalgia. Nostalgia is involved to a certain extent, yes, but not by looking backwards. It's by taking steps in different directions simultaneously by using fragments from both the past and the present, creating unique and balanced objects."
Hulten offers the buyer a genuine and personal experience, specializing in creating one-of-a-kind exclusive objects. Everything is produced, polished, and assembled by Hultén himself in Gothenburg, Sweden.
"A sleek handmade re-interpretation of the classic '80s"
NY Times (2015)
"Independent industrial designer Love Hultén has brought a carpenter’s eye to the detailing process of his gaming products and traded plastic and particleboard for refined hardwoods."
"Gothenburg-based Love Hultén is known for turning to the past for design inspiration. yet even still, he manages to infuse all he creates with a wonderful sense of timelessness and modernity."
"Hultén's designs show us what it looks like when game machines are designed not for the efficiency by engineers, but for beauty by artisans."
"Swedish designer Love Hultén believes in utility."
Andy Warhole's Interview (2015)
"It's just the most beautiful game object I've seen in years!"
"There have been a few sharply designed portable game systems in the recent years, but none quite so visually striking and idealistically retro"
The Verge (2015)
"Hulténs design and handcrafts limited-run game machines out of walnut, and the results are stunning: fully functional retro-futuristic gadgets."
2013-2014 Cabinet Making, Hdk, Steneby
2010-2013 Design, Hdk, Gothenburg
2008-2009 Idegestaltning - Fine Arts, Gk, Gothenburg
2006-2008 Printmaking, Gk, Gothenburg
2016 Design Solution – Swedish Design for 170 years, Taipei
2016 Save the date, Palazzo Litta, Milan
2016 Form/Design Center, Malmö
2016 ArkDes, Stockholm
2016 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Stockholm
2015 Iam8bit gallery, Los Angeles
2015 Le Bon March, Paris, France
2015 Twente Biennale, Enschede, Holland
2015 RSM, Gothenburg
2015 "Holy Circuit", Linnégatan 5, Gothenburg
2014 WIRED pop-up store, New York
2014 "Holy Circuit", Austere, Los Angeles
2014 Fjärlishuset, Trädgårdföreningen, Gothenburg
2014 Bohusläns museum, Uddevalla
2014 Greenhouse, Möbelmässan, Stockholm
2014 Konsthallen Trollhättan
2013 Varbergs konsthall, Varberg
2013 RSM, Gothenburg
2013 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan
2013 Greenhouse, Möbelmässan, Stockholm
2012 RSM, Gothenburg
2012 Hjärta + Spel, Datamuseet, Linköping
2011 Young Artists, Galleri Majnabbe, Gothenburg
2010 Deck of Misery, Kulturhuset Fyren, Gothenburg
2010 Liten & Skev, Stadsbiblioteket, Gothenburg
2009 Exam exhibition, Galleri Konstepidemin, Gothenburg
2008 Night Vision, Grafik i Väst, Gothenburg
2008 Artist Books, Grafiska Sällskapet, Stockholm