Photography: Tom Martinsen
Lisa Widén, 1978
Anna Irinarchos, 1979
Bachelor of Art, Beckmans College of Design 2006
Design firm WIS Design, with offices and showroom in Stockholm.
The designer duo Lisa Widén and Anna Irinarchos met as classmates at Beckmans College of Design. Even then, they discovered that two is better than one. When they worked together on a task the results were better and the work more enjoyable. Anna Irinarchos is impulsive and energetic whilst Lisa Widen is a little more cautious and concerned about the details. Together they complement each other in every way.
WIS Design works in different genres: furniture, products, interior and graphic design. Amongst which lighting and fixtures of all kinds engages them the most. Both Lisa Widén and Anna Irinarchos are often inspired by childhood memories, furniture classics or old movies. Their common goal is to weave together the past with the present. They simply design objects that they themselves would like to have and are also fascinated by how the environment can affect people’s feelings – maybe that is the main reason why they initially chose to work in this field. “We may have different ideas as we approach a task, but in the end we have a mutual, playful approach to everyday life” they both agree.
Among their clients are both Swedish and international companies. Apart from their commercial assignments WIS Design is experimenting, both by developing prototypes and formulating interior design concepts.