Born in Sweden in the 1950’s, Björn Dahlström is an internationally known industrial designer who works multi-dimensionally. From birth, Dahlström was intently curious about the way things worked. As he grew older he also become interested in drawing and painting so he fused his two passions together to become a designer whose repertoire includes his Tools Cookware Collection for iittala, the leaf-inspired Stilla fabric print for Marimekko, as well as creating furniture, toys and bicycles. His success can be attributed to the fact that his designs are created with purpose and usability in mind. “I think it is important to listen and to have the ability to put oneself in the place of the user. Design cannot be all about style, things have to function.” Holding a professorship at the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm; he continues to create his art but also passes his knowledge and unique aesthetic to future generations.