About Erika

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Designs of Erika was founded by Erika Eckerstrand, a Swedish-born Santa Fe artist who marries form and function in all that she creates.

This collection of totes, accessories, and functional housewares is her lastest work. Eckerstrand has transformed hardy materials originally made to withstand the elements into sleek, contemporary pieces that are as practical as they are stylish. A wine rack, viewed as purely functional by many, morphs into sculpture with Erika’s vision and nod to Scandinavian design.

The first international graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Erika works in a wide variety of mediums including pottery, beadwork, jewelry, sculpture and more. Her creations have been featured in galleries and exhibits in both the United States and Sweden. These designs in woven and clear vinyl are practical as they are attractive. They are stain, mildew, fade, and mold resistant. Some are waterproof.  Careful attention to detail results in light weight articles that hold their shape. Eckerstrand says her goal as an artist is to “create pieces that both enhance and beautify the world around us.” And, whether her work is for the home or for personal adornment, it does exactly what she promises.