Tom Hedqvist Swedish, b. 1948


Tom Hedqvist is known to many as one of Sweden's foremost graphic designers and as a co-founder of the pioneering designer collective Ten Swedish Designers. A fascination for stripes has marked his work for decades.


Tom Hedqvist is educated at Beckmans College of Design and is a co-founder of the designer collective Ten Swedish Designers. He has previously been appointed as Professor of Graphical Design at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm (Konstfack), artistic director of Orrefors Glassworks, headmaster of Beckmans College of Design and museum director of Röhsska Museet in Gothenburg. His works have been exhibited at Nordiska museet, Waldemarsudde, Millsegården, Röhsska Museet and most recently in the two-person exhibition "Rooms, pictures, stripes", also featuring works by Ingela Håkansson Lamm, at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2020. Tom Hedqvist is represented at Nationalmuseum, Nordiska museet, Röhsska Museet and Textilmuseet in Borås.