Ateljé Nordöst is a multifaceted New York City design studio founded by two Swedish women. The name Ateljé Nordöst, which translates to Atelier North East, is a nod to the founders’ lineage and presence in Stockholm and New York – guiding the core values reflected in their work. Specializing in interior design, branding and creative direction, studio principals Åsa Bollvik and Lotta Meynell devise original work that relies on a strong connection to place, context and experience, curating an atmosphere that resonates while leaving a conscious environmental footprint – the very foundation of their Scandinavian heritage.
Co-Founder | Åsa Bollvik is an award-winning Design Director bringing more than a decade of experience in commercial and residential design. With a BFA in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Bollvik graduated at the top of her class. Following her studies, she joined the New York studio of a global architecture firm and was responsible for designing the new headquarters of Royal Caribbean, the expansion and re-design of LaGuardia Airport, and developing the offsite corporate retreat of Citibank. Prior to moving to New York and co-founding Atelje Nordöst, Åsa led the development and expansion of stores at retail giant IKEA throughout Scandinavia.
Co-Founder | Lotta Meynell is a Creative Director and Designer with over a decade of New York, Stockholm and London experience, working at the intersection of both the fashion and interior design worlds. Lotta has led creative vision and brand strategy for renowned fashion and design companies globally. Experience includes work for the most established Scandinavian department store Åhléns to the multi-billion dollar L Brands, and collaborating with labels such as Acne Studios, Byredo and Ralph Lauren. Working in major global markets, Meynell refined her expertise with brands and art direction and channeled this energy into interiors and design. Before co-founding Ateljé Nordöst, she was Global Brand Director at famed American heritage brand GANT.