Lars Bolander has been referred to as one of Sweden’s foremost interior designers and a pioneer of Swedish design, yet by virtue of his diverse history and education, pinpointing his exact style remains a challenge. He has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Vogue, Home & Design, World of Interiors, Southern Accents, The Robb Report, American House & Garden, English House & Garden, Chinese Residence, Elle Decor and The Wall Street Journal. Lars most recently appeared as a guest on The Martha Stewart Show.
Bolander’s love and passion for furniture was solidified during his early education at the Stockholm School of Art. Continuing his education under the acclaimed originator of Scandinavian Design, Carl Malmsten, Lars began to discover, not unlike Malmsten himself, a passion for originality. His Anglo-Scandinavian background has resulted in designs with uncluttered an Nordic feeling.
Soon after completing his studies, Lars started working in London for interior designer Gaby Schreiber, known at the time as "The Plastic Queen of England" for her creation of the first line of onboard aircraft plastic flatware designed for British Overseas Airways Corporation, BOAC, the Cunard Liners (passenger liner QE2).
Not long after going on his own, Lars was referred to the German industrialist Gunter Sachs for whom he worked exclusively for many years designing properties that spanned the globe.
In 1987, Lars began a new venture in the retail antiques business in East Hampton with his wife Nadine Kalachnikoff. Today, you can find his showrooms in New York City at the Fine Arts Building on East 59th Street as well as in West Palm Beach on Antique Row. His unique style, together with worldwide traveling has resulted in the most beautiful antiques and accessories. He is theatrical and at the same time loves simplicity. His showroom in South Florida is also his office from where he operates his interior design business.
Over the years the famed Swedish decorator has developed a form all of his own: a daring mixture of ideas and geographic blends that exude both sophistication and a pleasing restfulness to the eye.