Wingårdhs is arguably one of the most respected architectural firms in Sweden. Founded by Gert Wingårdh in 1977 it today employs nearly 200 people. The office pays great attention to details and the projects span every aspect from the urban scale to the private space, including interior and landscape architecture. Notable projects are the Swedish Embassies in Berlin and Washington DC, Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and the recent restoration of the National Museum in Stockholm. Gert Wingårdh graduated as an architect SAR/ MSA, 1975 at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. Gert Wingårdh has continually participated in numerous architectural competitions and has an excellent track record over the years, some of the more recent being an addition to Liljevalchs Art Museum in Stockholm, as well as a majestic water tower in the south of Sweden. Buildings designed by Gert Wingårdh are frequently nominated to the European Mies van der Rohe Awards, have received awards by America Institute of Architects and is the recipient of the most prominent Swedish Architectural award (the Kasper Salin Prize) a unique five times.
We have been introduced to Gerth Wingårdh and Sara Helder by Monica Förster in 2014 and have been successfully collaborating since, not only on product designs for the Zanat collection, but also on some amazing interior projects designed by Wingårdhs, where Zanat craftsman and engineers have been challenged to make some breathtaking bespoke products such as hand-carved movable wall panels and bars, as well as furniture designed for specific clients such as Volvo and the Lijevalch museum.