Linnea - Swedish Design

Melbourne, Australia · 350 Sales


Linnea - Swedish Design

Melbourne, Australia 350 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Linnea Axelsson

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Linnea Axelsson


Swedish Design - Handmade in Australia

Linnea – Swedish Design was established in 2009, in Melbourne, Australia, by Swedish born designer/artist Linnea Axelsson. Linnea is a high school teacher from Sweden, who in 2004 decided to travel around the world with her partner Adam. One of the stops on the trip was Australia and when they came to the beautiful city of Melbourne they didn’t want to leave. So since 2005, they call Melbourne home. Linnea now lives in the lovely suburb of Bentleigh, with Adam and their son Charlie.

The first few years in Australia Linnea kept working as a teacher, but she soon felt a great need to get an outlet for her creativity so she started painting during her spare time. But it was after taking a course in of screen printing that the idea of starting a business came to life. She finally had found a way where she could take all her designs and ideas and make them into something beautiful and functional. So, in 2009 she started up her home ware and accessories range “Linnea – Swedish Design”.

You can tell that Linnea has been very influenced by her Swedish background in her designs. She loves the simplicity of Scandinavian design. And that’s how she wants her designs to be: “simple and stylish”. She usually sticks to a few bright colours to make sure the design makes a statement.

For Linnea inspiration can come from everywhere, she gets inspired by everyday life. It can be something she reads, a picture she sees or something she walks past that gives her inspiration for a new design. Having a stroll through the wonderful city of Melbourne is inspirational in so many ways, with its architecture, lovely little lane ways and all the people, all that inspires her. Linnea always carry her notebook with her to make sure she can write down any new ideas as soon as they come to her, day or night. She also keeps a notebook on her bedside table, because the best ideas usually come to her just as she’s about to go to sleep.

Linnea works out of her home studio where she designs, screenprints and creates all her products. Linnea has got a whole lot of different desks and tables, in her office and in her studio that she uses while making her products, one for each part of the creative process. She usually starts off at the desk in her office, drawing up the design or sitting at her laptop trying to find a beautiful font for a new quote. Then it’s off to the drawing table to draw and cut out the stencil. Once the stencil is ready it’s time to head to the studio to choose what fabric to print it on. Once the fabric has been cut (at the cutting table) it’s time to watch the design come to life as it gets printed (at the printing table). From here the process is a bit different depending on what product she is creating but for most of her products it’s off to the sewing table to use the trusted sewing machine, to make pillow covers, bags or some other beautiful things.

All the products from Linnea – Swedish Design are completely hand made by Linnea from start to finish. With all her products you get a real sense of them being hand made. The fact that her products are 100% handmade also means she can make sure that the production has minimum impact on the environment. Linnea only prints with water based inks and use only water to clean her silk screens. She also lets all her screens, stencils and fabrics dry outside, so she doesn’t need to waste any electricity drying them

Linnea's love for beautiful fabric and screen printing is evident in the quality of her products which range from pillow covers, art prints, cards, bags and tea towels.

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Last updated on June 19, 2012
Welcome and thank you for visiting my shop. Here you will find all the important information for purchasing at Linnea – Swedish Design. Please read through before purchasing. And feel free to contact me with any questions!

All of the products in the shop are hand screen printed by me, Linnea, in Melbourne, Australia. The very nature of hand screen prints is that each print is one of a kind. This uniqueness is part of the charm of hand printed items. I take great care in making sure that every print is of high quality and I always aim to keep the standard of my products very high.

I want you to be satisfied with your purchase so if for any reason you're not completely happy with your product, please let me know and we'll come up with a solution.

Accepted payment methods

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All payments are made via PayPal.

All items will be shipped within 5 days of receipt of payment.
All items are shipped from Australia in protective packaging to ensure they reach you in perfect condition.

Most products are made to order, and may take up to 5 days to ship. I do my very best to get your purchase printed, in the mail and on its way to you as quickly as possible.

Linnea – Swedish Design is not responsible for items lost in the mail, if you want your product sent via registered post, please contact me for a shipping quote.
Refunds and Exchanges
I aim to describe my items as accurately as possible so please read the descriptions in the product information. I make every effort to represent items accurately in descriptions and photos but despite attempts to replicate exact colours, slight variations may occur from screen to screen.

If you are unhappy with your purchase or it arrives damaged, please do let me know within 3 days of receiving the package so we can find a solution - I want all my customers to be 100% happy with their products!

Shipping fees are non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are available, just let me know what you are looking for and I'll do my best to meet your needs.

Any wholesale customers are most welcome! Just contact me and let me know what you are interested in, where you are located and the quantity of stock you are looking at.