A B O U T
Love Hultén fuses traditional craftsmanship with modern technology, creating unique objects in an unexpected merge of form and function. By playing with preconceptions about art and design - the social, cultural and historical relations to objects we all share - he tears consensual connections apart and provides a new context. To present genuine and attractive alternatives to contemporary appliances, he adds unforeseen functionality, delicate execution and mystique.
"I want my objects to create a state of curiosity – using references from both past and present, a blend much more interesting than just putting something on repeat. Nostalgia is involved to a certain extent, yes, but not by looking backwards. It's by taking steps in different directions simultaneously, 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.
ANDY WARHOL´S INTERVIEW / Rachel Small
"Swedish designer Love Hultén believes in utility."
WALL STREET JOURNAL / Matthew Kronsberg
"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."
NEW YORK TIMES / Alex Williams
"A sleek handmade re-interpretation of the classic '80s"
KOTAKU / Leon Hurley
"It's just the most beautiful game object I've seen in years!"
SELECTISM / Stephanie Smith-Strickland
"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."
THE VERGE / The Verge
"There have been a few sharply designed portable game systems in the recent years, but none quite so visually striking and idealistically retro"
ENGADGET / JC Fletcher
"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."
WIRED / Tim Moynihan
"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
2017 Galleri Magnus Winström, Gothenburg
2017 Auktionsverket, Stockholm
2016 Design-S award nominee, ArkDes, Stockholm
2016 Galleri Magnus Winström, 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 Marche, Paris, France
2015 Twente Biennale, Enschede, Holland
2015 "Holy Circuit v.2", 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