studio esinam is a creative studio based in Sweden and was founded by art director and architect duo Josefine Lilljegren and Sebastian Gokah in the spring of 2013. Our ambition is to communicate interesting perspectives on architecture by presenting it in fresh and new ways.
We portray architecture with the ambition to convey its qualities to an audience with a genuine interest for interior and exterior spaces. Whether the unique feeling of a city, the texture of a façade or the balance of an interior space, our aim is to explore and communicate the deeper qualities of architecture by looking at it from new angles and presenting it in fresh and engaging ways.
To us, architecture is so much more than just visual, it’s the smell of the bakery shop on the corner, the feeling of a handle when entering a building, the sound of cars or birds forming the back drop of a scene. It’s the memories and emotions that a place can preserve for decades and bring to life in a second, the calming experience of your grand parents old cabin or the rush hour in a metropolis.
By covering aspects that may otherwise pass unnoticed we hope to let people discover new details and ways to appreciate architecture, deepening the experience of the places and spaces we already love as well as finding new ones to explore.
In our limited edition print series Elevations and Landmarks, we seek to capture the unique feeling of various cities around the world. Cities that most of us have some kind of relation to, but probably haven’t seen in the format of the architectural drawing. By studying the façades, directing attention to details that mostly pass unseen, we hope to touch upon qualities to the architecture that contribute to the specific feeling the city imposes on you.
Our new series Utopia is a tribute to the brutalist architecture of London.
Colors is inspired by the Nordic light and landscape. It’s a minimalistic take on traditional Nordic scenes reduced to simple fields of color.