How would you describe your home?

The most important thing for me is that the home is personal and that it reflects me and my wife Catherina. I really like the mix of Scandinavian design, contemporary art and older inherited furniture. In our home is only contemporary art with the exception of a painting that I inherited from my grandfather and which was painted by Carl Williamson. I like contemporary art because it is new and I think it's exciting to take part in the process and development as a young artist goes through.

Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 16.14.37 Scandinavian design favourites, along with a carpet that Peder inherited from his grandparents. Above the sofa hangs a painting by Brendan Cass.

2_ Peder in front of a work by Emanuel Röhss

I myself grew up in a home where both art and design were a central part. My grandfather was a great collector of art and my father ran for some time a gallery in Gothenburg. On my mother's side were both my grandmother and mother were very interested in design. It is therefore important to me that my children will have the same relationship to art that I had and I am keen that it should be natural around them without them having to tiptoe around it, unfortunately sometimes accidents might happen!


What inspires you?

A home should never be completed, then it is as it were dead. I like to move around the artwork and furniture, and as the new works take place these changes occur quite naturally. I am very fond of all smaller objects, for they  make the home personal, as they are inherited objects so they have a connection with the family. In the dining room, I have a work of art by Yves Klein, which I absolutely love. Then I took my Master's degree from Sotheby's Institute in London, I received a contribution from my parents to buy this works and it has been with me ever since.

4_ Sculpture by Hans Isaksson


What is the newest addition to the collection?

There is a painting by American artist Petra Cortright, which I am waiting to arrive from Los Angeles. I also have relatively recently bought a sculpture of Roger Birch Holmen gallery of Hans Isaksson ,I thought that I should place it in the window next to the stairs. Isaksson has also made several of the small sculptures in the living room depicting popcorn and a cigarette butt. I always find it fun with sculptures and like Isaksson's technical skill combined the humor that is in the works.

6 Painting by Marc Quinn purchased from Christian Larsen

8_ A painting by Richard Aldrich, which is one of Peder's favorite artists. Purchased at Björkholmen Gallery.

Which young contemporary artists do you think we will see in the international auction market in the future?

Look at Sotheby's contemporary auction earlier this week included a couple of artists born in the 70's and 80's including Klara Lidén, Frederick Vaerslev and Matias Faldbakken. In November last year a painting by American artist Petra Cortright sold for almost £29 000 including buyer's premium, which was four times more than the estimate. I think that in future we will increasingly see this mix of older established artists with young, newly established names at auction, including Petra Cortright, Richard Aldrich and Emanuel Röhss.

9_ A painting by Richard Aldrich, which is one of Peder's favorite artists. Purchased at Björkholmen Gallery.


On Tuesday a large highly-anticipated Swedish collection sold at Sotheby's in London, what can you tell me about it?

It feels great that it went so well and I know that the couple Malmborg-Hoglund are happy and satisfied. They now plan to donate a portion of the Modern Museum in Stockholm and at the Karolinska Institute.

To sell a collection like this is a process that lasts for a relatively long time. A lot has to be done to build up a good contact to the family, which in this case I have made in over a decade. The actual process that has been in conjunction with the rest from the sale has been going on for about a year.

11_ Yves Klein works in the background and Hans Isaac's sculpture in the foreground, purchased at Björkholmen Gallery.


There are many international collectors who are impressed by the Swedish collections when they are still so pristine. Much depends on that Sweden had a clear advantage in the postwar period compared to many other countries whose economies have not been as stable as the Swedish. It made it possible for Swedes to buy art from both galleries in Sweden who travel abroad to purchase art and thus has paintings by artists such as Lucio Fontana, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol come to the Swedish collections.


14_ Next to the wall is a work of art by Hanna Ljungberg

We have the only international auction houses that have existed since the 1970s in Stockholm and only during the last few years we have sold several large Swedish collections, including a collection of Gustaf Adolf Sparre and the Turkish collection from Biby farm belonging to the family Celsing. We also had two Swedish collections of modern and contemporary auction in London in 2008 and 2013.


Many thanks Peder!

Photographer: Anne Nyblaeus
Stylist: Amy Morner

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