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Disassembled 'Bento' chair by Form Us With Love; photo by Jonas Lindström

In an attempt to ‘bridge the gap between high-design and flatpack furniture’, the Stockholm-based design studio Form Us With Love have developed this series of semiflat-packable furniture in collaboration with a new Scandinavian brand, One Nordic Furniture Company. Named after the Japanese slang word for ‘convenient’ as well as the Finnish tradition of bentwood, the pared-down design of ‘Bento’ features characteristic broad legs and both of the products; the chair as well as the table (available in three different sizes), can be easily assembled in few steps, with no need of additional tools or manuals. The collection will be launched during next week’s Stockholm Design Week 2012 (6 – 12 February) at ‘Form Us With Friends’ exhibition at The Swedish Museum of Architecture.


Tue 15.11.

‘SM05′ chair by Cees Braakman re-released by Pastoe (NL)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 15.11.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'SM05' chair by Cees Braakman, re-released by Pastoe

The Dutch furniture manufacturer Pastoe has reissued an updated version of this classic wire chair created for the company by Cees Braakman (1917-1995) in 1958. ‘SM05′, which at the time of its introduction was one of the first chairs to be manufactured from steel wire in its entirety, has been adapted to fit current sensibilities – ‘slightly elevated and thus adapted to the present time, people being taller now than in the past’ and is available in either black or white finish. (more…)

Tue 11.10.

‘Fluidity’ installation presented by Tile of Spain at MADE Expo 2011

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 11.10.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Fluidity' installation at MADE Expo 2011, presented by Tile of Spain, a collaboration between manufacturers Tempio, Ceracasa Ceramica, Decorativa, Natucer and Tau Ceramica

Ever the design scouts, we’d like to show all you ceramic lovers out there something we saw at this year’s MADE Expo in Milan.

Presented by Tile of Spain, high-end ceramics manufacturer Tempio, in collaboration with Ceracasa Ceramica, Decorativa, Natucer and Tau Ceramica, exhibited a unique installation that explores the relation between interior and exterior space, private and public, through, naturally, the medium of tiles.


Wed 5.10.

Rapsel’s ‘Grand Tour’ bathtub goes…missing at Cersaie

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 05.10.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

MISSING!! Have you seen this Rapsel bathtub?

Now, we are still quite not sure under what category this post falls (Inspirations? or should it be Products?) but we have just received the rather baffling news that this curiously-shaped bathtub by the Italian manufacturer Rapsel has magically disappeared from the stand at Cersaie fair in Bologna. Have you seen it? Do you know its whereabouts? (more…)

Thu 7.7.

Fanny Aronsen Obituary

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 07.07.2011 - Tagged as:

Fanny Aronsen, 15th November 1955 - 3rd July 2011

Earlier today, with tremendous sadness Architonic has learnt that Fanny Aronsen, one of the most prominent Swedish textile designers has passed away on 3 July having lost her battle against cancer. She was 55. (more…)

Thu 14.4.

Salone Satellite Milan 2011: PearApp Lamp by gt_2P (RCH)

Posted by Susanne Fritz on 14.04.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

PearApp ceramic lamp by gt_2P



Fri 4.2.

‘Timeline’ by Luca Nichetto for Skultuna (SE)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 04.02.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

Luca Nichetto's 'Timeline' brass-bowl collection for Skultuna

Playing with the idea of the patina that certain objects aquire over time, Italian designer Luca Nichetto has designed a collection of brass bowls called ‘Timeline’ for Swedish manufacturer Skultuna, which will be shown at next week’s Stockholm Furniture Fair.


Wed 12.1.

D&AD Awards 2011: Open for entries

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 12.01.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Here’s some information from our friends at D&AD about their 2011 awards scheme. If you want to get your hands on one of their covetable yellow pencils, then you’d better read on…

“D&AD exists to inform, educate and inspire those who work in and around the creative industries, Spatial Design included.

“The annual D&AD Awards are recognised throughout the world. They set the absolute reference standard for creative excellence. A yellow pencil on your desk will get gasps of admiration. And a black pencil? Well, they’ll probably erect a statue of you in the town square. Diller Scofidio + Renfro took home one of these coveted trophies last year in Spatial Design for the High Line (although no sign of a celebratory statue yet!).


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