Sanna Völker is a Swedish-born designer of objects and furniture based in Barcelona. Her work can be described as a search for equilibrium between rawness and refinement, harmony and intrigue. Her designs often draw references to architecture and brutalism, manifested in furniture and objects of pure shapes.
Human intervention in nature and society is a theme that she often explores in detail. Intrigued by craft and how traditional materials or techniques can be transformed into a contemporary piece she collaborates with local craftspeople, both for her self-produced pieces and commissioned works.
Sanna combines her work as a designer with curatorial work - where she addresses current topics such as community, localism, gender equality and preservation of craft - and by teaching product and furniture design at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) and Elisava Barcelona.
Snug candle holders are made by Catalan stonemasons who have mastered their craft for four generations, dating back to 1880. The pieces are made from natural stone, some up to 500 million years old, in a workshop located in a small mountain village in the province of Barcelona.
Stone is a material that is created and shaped by history, through shifting continents, seas and earthquakes. Some tell their story through banded layers, others through fossils. And it is here, in their sheer variation, that Snug finds its beauty.