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PIA TÖRNELL

Born 1963

Trolmen Två Bäckar
533 94 Hällekis
Sweden
Phone: +46-510-799001
Mobile: +46-0732209154
info@piatornell.se
www.piatornell.se

EDUCATION

1989-94

MFA, Ceramics and Glass, Konstfack – University Collage of Art, Crafts and Design, Stockholm.

1985-87

Birkagårdens Folkhögskola, painting and sculpture, Stockholm.

1984-85

Grundskolan för Konstnärlig Utbildning, fine arts foundation program, Stockholm.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011

Designer
The Center of Rörstrand, Lidköping
Designing a big pot for the Park of Pots in Lidköping.

2008 -

Designer
Design House Stockholm
A national and international operating brand for Scandinavian designed products.

2008

Designer
Skrufs glasbruk, Skruv
A well known brand and glassworks in Sweden.

1994-05

Primary Designer
Rörstrand, Lidköping
The leading and oldest operating porcelain brand in Sweden.

2001-02

Designer
Hackman, Finland
The leading cookware and cutlery brand in Finland.

1997

Designer
Hammarplast, Tingsryd
The foremost plastic kitchen-ware producer and brand in Sweden.

1997

Designer
Arabia, Finland
The major stoneware brand and factory of Finland.

PUBLIC COMISSIONS

2012

In One Now
The underground station Hässelby Gård, Stockholm
Customer: SL, Public Transport of Stockholm

1998

Custom-made sculptured tiles
The Swedish Architekture museum, Stockholm
Customer: NPAC, National Public Art Council

1997

Custom-made sculptured tiles
Konradsberg, Stockholm institute of education, Stockholm
Customer: NPAC, National Public Art Council

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND JURYBOARDS

2012

MFA-program Adviser
HDK – University Collage of Design and Crafts, Göteborg

2007-11

Professional consultant to the admissions committee of the Glass and Ceramic department.
Konstfack, Stockholm

1998-04

MFA-program Advisor
HDK – University Collage of Design and Crafts, Göteborg

2000-01

Jurypanelist
Formex, Sollentuna design fair

1999

Lecturer
Konsthanverkcentrum, A professional craft and design organisation, Göteborg, Helsingborg

1999

Guest Teacher, designcours in glass and ceramics
Beckmans school of design, Stockholm

1999

Lecturer
Ceramics Symposium, Lidköping

1998-99

Critic, MFA-program
HDK – University Collage of Design and Crafts, Göteborg

1998

Jurypanelist
”Young Swedish Design”, Svensk Form, Malmö

1998

Lecturer
Ceramics Symposium, Stockholm

1998

Lecturer
Konstfack, Stockholm

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

"Finite and Infinite"
Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm

2012

“Light Lines and Luminescence”
The Museum of Rörstrand, Lidköping

2001

”Rörstrand – 275 year”
The Swedish National museum, Stockholm.
Röhsska Museum, Göteborg
The Museum of Rörstrand, Lidköping
Form Design Center, Malmö

1998

”Ljuslight”
Galleri Doktor Glas, Stockholm

1997

Centre Culturel Suedios, Paris

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013

"We are working with it…"
Keramiskt Center, Höganäs

2013

"Pia + Pia"
Nivå 125, Båstad

2012

"Hej Oiva!"
Helsingfors, Finland
Konsthantverkscentrum, Stockholm

2009-11

”European Design Since 1985, Shaping the new century”
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Milwaukee art museum, Milwaukee, USA

2009-11

”17 Swedish Designers”
Reinberger Galleries, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, USA
The American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, USA
Swedish American Museum, Chicago, USA
Consulate of Sweden/Planet Rooth Studios Gallery, San Diego, USA
Consulate of Sweden/ World Market Center, Las Vegas, USA
Swedish Embassy/House of Sweden, Washington D.C., USA
Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, USA
American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, USA

2007-08

”17 Swedish Designers”
Just Scandinavian, New York, USA
Czech Centre, Prag, The Czech Republic
Designforum Museumsquartier, Wien, Austria
Kulturministerium, Bratislava, Slovakia

2006

”European Ceramic Context 2006”
Hjorths Fabrik, Bornholms Keramikmuseum, Denmark

2006

”Elementos Suecos”
6 Bienal Internacional de Arquitetura e Design, Sao Paulo, Brasil
”Design 4 Elements”
Ambiente International Frankfurt Fair, Frankfurt, Germany
Entry 2006, Zollverein, Germany

2004-06

”North meets South”
Biennale Internationalé du Design 2004, Saint-Étienne, France
Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris, France
Nordiska Museet, Stockholm

2004-05

”Beauty and the beast”
Crafts Council, London, UK
The Withworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

2004-05

”Designed in Sweden”
Museum of London, UK
Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, USA
Felissimo, New York, USA

2004

”Onethousand and One Candlelight”
Galleri Pascale Cottard-Olsson, Stockholm

2004

”Biennale internationale design 2004 Saint-Ètienne”
Saint-Ètienne, France

2003

”Steninge world exhibition of ceramics 2003”
Steninge Castle, Märsta

2000

”Steninge international ceramic exhibition 2000”
Steninge Castle, Märsta

1999

”Ceramics for buvildings – The renewal of an artform”
Traveling exhibition in Sweden

1998

”Nordic ceramic triennal 1998”
Traveling exhibition in Scandinavia

1997

”Puls – Junges Schwediches Design”
Bauhausarchive, Berlin, Germany

1997

”Swedish good design”
World trade center, Tokyo, Japan

1995

”Cafe tid”
Stockholm

1995

”Junctions Scandinavia – Belgie”
Villa Eksternest, Rumbeke, Belgium

1995

”Talente 1995 – Sonderschau der internationalen hantwerksmesse”
Munchen, Germany

1994

”Pro-Arte Rörstrand”
Galleri Glas 1, Stockholm

1992

”Element Design”
Stockholm, London

1991

”MFA Show”
Konstfack, Stockholm

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2008

”EDIDA Sweden”, the category Accessories of the Home, for Garden, Skruf
Elle Interior

2005

The National Art Grant Committee. A ten year working grant

2003

”EDIDA Sweden”, the category Laid Tables, for Convito Rörstrand
Elle Interior

2001

”Design Plus Award” for Grade, Rörstrand
International Frankfurt trade fair Ambiente

2000

”Excellent Swedish Design Diplom” for Grade, Rörstrand
Svensk Form

2000

The National Art Grant Committee. A two year working grant

1998

”Design Plus Award” for Tilda, Arabia
International Frankfurt trade fair Ambiente

1997

”Excellent Swedish Design Diplom” for Sinus pot, Rörstrand
Svensk Form

1997

”Excellent Swedish Design Diplom” for Mantello, Rörstrand
Svensk Form

1997

”Prix de la Decoration” for Cirrus, Rörstrand
Maison et Objet – Salon International de la Mode – Maison, Paris

1996

”Excellent Swedish Design Diplom” for Cirrus
Svensk Form

1995

Grant of Count and Countess Bernadotte

1994

Travel Grant of Anna Whitlock

1994

MFA Award, Konstfack

1994

”Excellent Swedish Design Diplom” for Sinus, Rörstrand
Svensk Form

1994

”Excellent Swedish Design Diplom” for Plateau, Rörstrand
Svensk Form

1991

Rörstrand Grant, study scholarship

1991

Orrefors Grant, study scholarship

MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

The Swedish National Museum, Stockholm

 

Röhsska Museum, Göteborg, Sweden

 

Rörstrands Museum, Lidköping, Sweden

 

NPAC, National Public Art Council, Sweden

 

Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA