“Adding jewellery to an outfit will change the impression and it’ll be more interesting. The same goes for adding an interesting interior item to your home,” says Åberg. This is of course not to say that black and white are to be avoided – sometimes all that is needed is a bit of a contrast. In 2005, Åberg founded the design company Cooee. The name – which means ‘hello’ in an Australian Aboriginal language – is inspired by Åberg’s time overseas. Among its many exciting designs, a signature product is a round vase, appropriately named Ball. Hand painted with a matte, soft surface it has become something of Cooee’s hallmark.

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