Efva Attling

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ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Efva Attling was born in Stockholm. She made her first piece of jewellery when she was eleven years old. At the age of sixteen she was a pupil of one of Sweden’s greatest silversmiths, Bengt Liljedahl. Eileen Ford spotted Efva at the age of seventeen and a 12 year modelling career began. Having music in her family and in her heart Efva started a band in 1981 called the X Models. The band had a hit ballad ”Two of us”, in the 80’s which Efva composed. Through the years she´s also designed clothes for Levi’s and H&M. Since 1996 Efva is back where she once started; working with silver, gold and precious stones. Today she also designs eyewear for Scandinavian Eyewear and crystal glass for Orrefors. Efva has also designed the trophy for the Swedish Grammy awards and a prize for the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf’s foundation “Ungt ledarskap”. Efva Attling opened her own workshop in February 1999 in the southern part of central Stockholm. This was the first jewellery shop that she owned and designed; nowadays the company owns shops in New York, Helsinki and Oslo as well. Today the company has seven Efva Attling stores, 103 retailers in Sweden and 81 retailers in the rest of the world. Efva often puts expressions on her design. She calls it; ”Beauty with a Thought”.