— A Love Letter to Stockholm
— A Love Letter to Stockholm
Highly tuned in to the worlds of photography and art after working as professional photographers for over 10 years, Cole Roberts and Jakob Granqvist had an epiphany back in 2017 that something was missing in the art industry: affordable commercial art that still could boast supreme quality and originality. On a mission to fill this gap, the pair founded Kolla in 2018 with the intention to produce beautiful, limited-edition photographic art pieces that would be accessible to the average consumer and art connoisseur alike.
Based in Stockholm, our heart for art here at Kolla has grown over time into a heart for supporting local artists and sharing the beauty of Stockholm. As fellow art lovers and photographers, we feel strongly that there is such a need to support the local art and photography scenes. And since we believe our home city of Stockholm is the most beautiful city in the world, we feel a special calling to make sure that our artistic representations of Stockholm are the most beautiful ones offered.
Therefore, the quality and beauty of a Kolla art piece is truly unmatched. Printed on only the highest quality Hahnemüle paper using 12 color pigment printers, extreme lustre and longevity are eye-catchingly evident in every Kolla original. There is great pride to be had in Swedish makers and manufacturers, so each Kolla frame is handmade in Sweden using fine Swedish wood, and our passepartouts are individually made by hand with our unique tools.
In a world with ever-evolving technologies and a penchant for lightening-fast efficiency, there is something really special about thoughtfully handmade things. To know that a product has been touched by meticulous hands and seen by exacting eyes - we believe - makes all the difference between a good product and a great one. By making our art pieces made-to-order, we ensure that each order is given the care and attention that it so deserves.
Keeping the selection of art offerings limited to pieces created primarily by photographers with strong connections to Stockholm allows for the privilege of sharing our city through the lenses of those who know it most intimately. Every piece of photography art that we feature has been carefully hand-selected and thoughtfully curated by professionals with many years in the business. And with more than 75 new and established Kolla photographers, there is unlimited potential for fair representation across stylistic genres. At Kolla there is something available for everyone, yet since each photograph is available in limited qualities and made to order, each piece purchased is truly one-of-a-kind.
Buying art is an experience which should be nothing short of immersive, rich, and absolutely individualized. In the words of our co-founder Jakob Granqvist: “We want that hand-made feeling to shine through and for people to feel that they’re getting a unique art piece”.
Quality matters, and at Kolla, you will find nothing less than the best quality; nothing less than original photography art that has a decidedly exclusive feel and a fiercely inclusive attitude.