"The little laboratory" - An experimental design studio

The name "Lilla Labbet" pays homage to what founder Bella Smolarski believes to be a designer's best friend - all the little experiments we do before we get to the coveted final product. She believes slowing down to think carefully about where our products come from and how they will eventually end their lifecycles is an important part of the design process.

After seeing a stark difference between good and poor factory conditions during work in Asia, Bella questioned the designer's role in ethical and sustainable production of objects. She asked herself what right she had to send her sketches off to various brands without knowing what would happen to she could educate consumers about their habits when we are constantly influenced by fast trends, how would good design be defined today?