BY MAY is a design studio based in Stockholm founded by the designers Johanna Örn and Maria Bergström. We both have a genuine Textile design education from Konstfack and the Swedish School of Textiles.


Our passion is to create graphic and playful pattern design in refined colour and material combinations. We work with all stages of the design process. From the first idea to development of a new product.


We also work as freelance designers with surface pattern design and textile interiors. As there is a mutual interest between Scandinavian and Japanese design aesthetics we have many assignments for Japanese clients and we have been participating in several exhibitions in Tokyo.

By May designers work with assignments for various clients. Please contact us for design assignments requests.

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The act of playing with colours and shapes is an essential part of our creative process. We strive to find the balance between chance and control to create an interesting and beautiful design.


We believe that the simplicity and quality of good design lasts in the long run. BY MAY has a conscious profile and we choose sustainable materials of high quality in our products.

”When you get an item that you really love, it will be long lasting in your home.”

Johanna Orn
Designer By May


The heritage of Scandinavian design is always present in our design work. Such as the simple graphic patterns, the light colours and the genuine materials that we choose to work with in our collections.