Japan for twomonths. This trip became a very important source of inspiration for his designs.
In 1965 he was awarded the prestigious Lunning price. Krondahl has made public art comissions for Statens Konstråd, Rösska museet, Ringhals, Lunds Domkyrka and Försvarets Forskningsanstalt in Linköping. Since the early 1960´s Hans Krondahl has also worked as a lecturer in Sweden, Norway, USA and Indonesia. In 1988 he became the first professor of textile art in Sweden, at the University of Gothenburgh.
The work of Hans Krondahls is characterised by bold colours and expressive lines. Since the 1960 he is recognised as one of the most important Swedish textile artists.
Textile, Spefåglar, 1959.
Textile, Captain Cook,
1968. Borås Cotton
Design, Ginza, 1966
Design for rya rug, Jojk,
1977, Kalmar Läns
Design, Pacific, 1970,
Katja of Sweden
Design for rya rug,1962
Design for textile,
Design, Spefåglar, 1959
Textile, Vasco da Gama,
1968, Borås Cotton
1955-1957 Konstfack, Department for Textile Art and Design
1958-1960 Högre Konstindustriella skolan
1972-1973 Konsthögskolan, The Royal Academy, Department for murals
1963 Stockholms Stadsstipendiet
1965 The Lunning Prize
1973 Statens stora arbetsstipendium
2002 The Prins Eugen medal
1961- own studio for textile art and textile design.
Work produced for among others:
1959-1975 Textile designs for NK department store, Stockholm
1964-1974 Textile designs for Kalmar Hemslöjd
1970-1975 Textile designs for Katja of Sweden/MMT, Malmö
1974-1975 Textile designs for Argos Design Lts. USA
In the Designarkivet there are 431 sketches and 232 textiles by Hans Krondahl.
A few questions to the designer of the month
1. What are your current projects?
I am organizing my archive and correspondence from many years as a designer.
2. Can you describe your artistic style for an uninitiated person?
Quite individual and independent!
3. How would you like Designarkivet to use your sketches?
To care for and preserve them. To aid to research and studies and be positive about exhibiting them.