Ballerina folding table by Åke Axelson for Gärsnäs
The Ballerina table by X Åke Axelsson which was presented on this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair is a folding table, which takes up minimal space when folded with just 53 mm in height and a weight of merely 10 kg.
The vision has been to develop a practical and functional folding table that combines lightness and strength.
'Flying Rings' shelf by Monica Förster for Gärsnäs
Citing the ‘Roman rings, agile gymnasts and virtuoso acrobats’ as an inspiration, the renowned Stockholm-based industrial and furniture designer known for her bold yet effortless and pared-down style has realised this series of shelving units for the Swedish manufacturer Gärsnäs. Made of varnished wood, Monica Förster’s customisable ’Flying Rings’ comprises rows of simple white shelves assembled by a number of ‘large circles thrown up in the air and frozen in mid-motion [which] create the frame of this shelf.’ (more…)
The French designer Inga Sempé realised this new table and chair for the Swedish manufacturer Gärsnäs – a rather new challenge for the Paris based who has never worked with such a specialist for carpentry before. We met her in Stockholm and had a short chat about the pieces. Enjoy!
'Österlen' chair, back rest, detail, by Inga Sempé for Gärsnäs
The Paris based designer Inga Sempé recently completed this new chair and table for the Swedish manufacturer Gärsnäs. Especially the chair is characterised by its flattened round timber which improves on the one hand the comfort of the back rest and enables an elegant joinery on the other hand.
The Swedish manufacturer Gärsnäs launched this new series of waiting area furniture, created by Ralf Lindberg – a designer who has been working for Gärsnäs since the 1980s. The light and simple armchairs and sofas are available in fabric or leather covering.
With 77 years the Swedish designer Åke Axelsson not even thinks of resigning from work. At this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair he proudly presented ‘Wood’, his latest piece for the Swedish manufacturer Gärsnäs. The components of this elegant lightweight chair are made with a traditional steaming technique that uses a minimal amount of wood. Wood is packed disassembled in a recyclable cartonboard in order to reduce transport volume.
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