The brains behind the brand belong to Emelie Leijon. Born and raised in Småland, in Southern Sweden. Emelie’s constant inspiration has been the expansive, boundless landscapes of her homeland.
Nature plays a huge part in her vision; so much so that she had ambitions to be a florist in her youth. Emelie was always sporty, another thing that led her to spend much of her time outside. She played golf on the Swedish national team and played in the Swedish and European tours. When her golfing career came to an end, she moved to Stockholm and studied graphic design at the renowned Berghs School of Communication.
After graduating, Emelie spent some time working with digital design, but had a passion for working with her hands and creating tangible, touchable product. This yearning led her to found her brand, E.Leijon, in 2015. The inspiration for Nordic Stories, her first collection, had been with her since her final exams at Berghs. Entirely Swedish-made, this unique, natural ceramic story put Emelie on the map. Kontrast is a continuation of that creative spirit, made physical in premium ceramics and textiles.
We are so happy to have this talented designer and a selection of her gorgeous products exclusively available at Mint & Molly as well as exclusively available in The Netherlands.