Marja Fiander is a designer and artisan based in Nyköping, Sweden. Her family is originally from Finland, but Marja herself was born and raised in Sweden. After educations in Stockholm, Scotland and London, Marja settled in the countryside of Nyköping with her husband and three sons.

Since 1996 Marja has run her own business, where she mostly worked with color coordination, interiors and antique furniture restoration specializing in surface treatments, gilding and trompe l'oeil on furniture, walls and ceilings.

Marja uses her knowledge of the classical techniques to go against the norm and make interior designs in new and unconventional ways. In 2009 Marja started to work with innovative interior design, creating large-scale patterns on rugs and curtains.


Commissioned work:


Vävda modedrömmar - från Ripsa till New York, Nyköping
Curated the exhibition Woven fashion dreams - from Ripsa to New York. An exhibition with the designer Ebba von Eckermanns work, unique women's clothing in hand-woven wool fabrics from Ripsa, Södermanland.

  Sturebadet Turkish bath, Stockholm
Specialeffect with copper and gold metal leaf on to ceiling mirrors and pillars in the relaxation room. Restoration work on marbled pillars in the Turkish bath.
  Orangeriet Bar & Café, Stockholm
Painting of the bar, fireplace and ceiling for the proper rusty and weathered feeling.
  Svenskt Tenn AB, Stockholm
As one of a group of artisans Marja has been working with the exclusive edition of the Flora Bureu -
Flora Byrån.The 50 bureaus were made to celebrate the 300th years anniversary of Carl von Linné.

Svenskt Tenn AB
Painting of furniture series made by the architect and designer Thomas Sandell.


Stockholm Cow Parade
Selected as one of the artists to adorn a cow in the worldwide charity project.


Svenskt Tenn AB, Stockholm
Decorator for the interior design company and shop Svenskt Tenn.


  Dalarna University
Art's importance to health, 10 points.
  The Chippendale International School of Antique furniture restoration, East Linton
Antique furniture restoration.
  Roger Newton School of decorative paint finishes, London
Decorative paint finishes.

Cutters academy, Helin and Pålmans Business Institute, Stockholm
Ladies, children and mens pattern construction.

  Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm
Visual merchandiser.