My name is Cathy Nordström and I’m a surface designer based in Stockholm. I am crazy about vintage wallpaper and fabric and find much of my inspiration there. Given that many of my patterns are floral I find a huge amount of inspiration in nature and books about flora and fauna. When developing a collection I tend to start with a personal experience, whether it be a childhood memory or a recent trip to a new place. I love to draw and try to do it as often as possible, even if it’s only for ten minutes. A handful of motifs can result in a beautiful pattern!
My style is both minimalistic and maximalistic. I find that my Scandinavian heritage is constantly present, but I have a deep love for lush and extravagant patterns and fabrics and I like to think my style is a mixture of those two loves.
Clients include IKEA, Uniqlo, Andover Fabrics, Dashwood Studio, Lilipinso, Pagina Publisher, L’Port Swimwear, Photowall Sweden, Scandinavian Pattern Collection and Louelle.Co.
Featured in Print & Pattern book Nature, Uppercase Magazine, Swedish newspaper SvD and on several blogs such as Print & Pattern, Pattern Observer and Tigerprint.
If you are interested in working together or licensing any of my current portfolio I would love to hear from you!
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