Erika Lagerbielke

Erika Lagerbielke

Department of Music and Art Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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Professor in design

Active as independent designer

“Care over detail renders simplicity beautiful”.

Erika Lagerbielke acts as professor in design at Linnaeus University as well as freelance designer. Her research interests are

  • The importance of artefacts to the meal experience
  • The cultural heritage of Swedish glass
  •  A sustainable approach to glass development

Erika Lagerbielke has cooperated in several research projects with the Academy of Meal Science (Orebro University) regarding the importance of the design of artefacts for the meal experience and the sensory experience of wine.

Erika Lagerbielke has had numerous solo exhibitions internationally and is represented in museums and collections worldwide. She has been creating award winning glass designs for Orrefors since 1982. She does unique design commissions such as a Bishop's crozier, Linnaeus University's Rector's regalia and The Swedish Parliament and Governments official wedding gift for the Crown Princess couple of Sweden in 2010.

Erika Lagerbielke and Vice-chancellor Peter Aronsson
Linnaeus University's vice-chancellor's regalia – Erika Lagerbielke together with Vice-chancellor Peter Aronsson. The regalia is used by the vice-chancellor at academic ceremonies.
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Erika Lagerbielke's design concentrates on artistic expression and on innovation and function. Her design expression is characterized by sensual and natural simplicity.

She is a member of several associations dealing with design, culinary arts and intellectual property. In 2010 she was awarded by H. M. The King of Sweden with the Prince Eugen Medal for outstanding artistic achievement and in 2014 from the City of Stockholm; The S: t Erik's medal.




Caring spaces - the importance of meals in care homes for elderly

Staging the meal - the importance of artefacts to the meal experience

The cultural heritage of Swedish glass

Sustainable development in glass making


Member research council Faculty of Art and Humanities 2017-2020

Chair artistic council Faculty of Art and Humanities 2014-2015

Vice Dean Faculty of Art and Humanities 2013

Specialist: review of programme MA Craft, HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg , chair of committee, 2020

Specialist; employment professor Textile art, Steneby, University of Gothenburg, 2017

Specialist; promotion professor, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway, 2016

Specialist; employment professor Design, Jönköping University, 2007


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