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Cirkus are playful candlesticks consisting of one or multiple sections of mobile semicircles. They are made of brass but also availble with a black finish. Cirkus comes in three sizes, with the largest piece being a floor candlestick.
By turning the semicircles, different expressions are created, which is part of Eva Schildt's hallmark. The classic candlestick Constella is another typical example of Eva's design that can be changed, creating a variety of different expressions. It does not become static, but instead playful. The playfulness together with its form, is what gave Cirkus its name.
Growing up on an island in the Stockholm archipelago, the sea and the rugged island environment are constant companions in Eva Schildt’s artistic practice. Since graduating in Furniture and Product Design from Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm, in 2001, Schildt has designed everything from furniture and textiles to packaging and trade fair showcases. She also works as an interior architect.
Eva Schildt is convinced that people actually do not change that much throughout time but that their surroundings do, constantly. This plays an important part in her design. In a respectful manner she combines tradition with a touch of playful modernity.
The materials and techniques vary; sometimes it is about crafts, sometimes serial production. Inspired by nature, the design, which is often sculptural, has virtually always comprised elements of humor and multifunctionality.
Eva Schildt’s playful approach to everyday life and her warm personality are inherent in her designs, which are available in many countries. Currently based in Stockholm she has previously lived in Tokyo and collaborated with many Japanese companies.
She is represented at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg.
"Behind all design there is a human, an experience. When you are present you have something real to share. If you really wish to affect someone, you have to expose yourself without the fear of being perceived as redundant".