Posts tagged as 'Katrin Greiling'

ONE SQUARE STRAW stool by Studio Greiling

Today straw craft is one of the most challenged crafts in the Nordic countries. Due to high production costs straw craft is mostly outsourced into countries where handlabor is cheaper. As a result skills and knowledge are rapidly disappearing. But straw has many advantages. It grows locally and it is widely available, it is cheap as a material and there are multiple ways to use it. Moreover it is environmentally friendly. It is thus worth to explore what the material and the craft could mean today.

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This year's Design Bar at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, designed by Katrin Greiling

The German born and Stockholm based designer Katrin Greiling disappeared from the European design stage for some years when she got the opportunity to work in Dubai. With the design of this year’s Design Bar at the Stockholm Furniture Fair she celebrates her comeback to Sweden. We met her for an interview and talked about her experiences in Middle East and the concept of her beautiful multicultural village – the Design Bar. Enjoy!
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Emma Marga Blanche and Fredrik Färg, designers and initiators of the exhibition

Fascinated by the fantastic scenery of the ”Biologiska” Museum in Stockholm, the French born designer Emma Marga Blanche developed together with the Swedish designer Fredrik Färg the idea of a design exhibition within the the museum’s magic premises. 20 national and international designers from more than 15 countries were invited to expose their newest creations during this year’s Stockholm Design Week from 9 – 12 February.

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Wed 12.5.

‘Hat-Hat’ by Katrin Greiling (SE)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 12.05.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Hat-Hat' by Katrin Greiling

Commissioned in connection to the Wallpaper exhibition “Handmade” in Milan, the German-Swedish designer Katrin Greiling created this new piece of furniture for both sitting and sleeping, inspired by the bedouins way of furnishing their tents: “when the tent is set up and the carpets rolled out the saddle is taken off the camel and put inside the tent and functions as leaning support whilst sitting on the floor. The name ‘Hat-Hat’ derives from the phrase the Bedouins use to get the camels to move.”

'Hat-Hat' by Katrin Greiling

”To live in a foreign culture presents fantastic opportunities to apply my own Scandinavian expression on the new, the result is unexpected design related discoveries and subjective interpretations” says Katrin Greiling.

It is not the first time Katrin Greiling finds inspiration in nomadic culture. Deviding her time between Dubai and Stockholm, she is working with both Swedish and international producers. Her sofa Bedouin was for example used in the United Emirates pavillion during the Venice biennal last year.

'Hat-Hat' by Katrin Greiling

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Thu 10.9.

‘Dubai Metro’ – photos by Katrin Greiling

Posted by Line Numme on 10.09.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Dubai Metro, photo by Katrin Greiling

Dubai Metro, photo by Katrin Greiling

Today at 6am the Dubai Metro opened to the public after its inaugural ride last night.

09.09.09 Sheikh Mohammed and his entourage, walked the red carpet followed by selected VIP’s and several hundred contest winners to the maiden trip on Dubais urban rail network.

Katrin Greiling, a designer and photographer based in Dubai documented this first ride. As she says she will spend many more hours riding the metro and look at all the stations and impressions the new view on the city will generate.

Dubai Metro, photo by Katrin Greiling

Dubai Metro, photo by Katrin Greiling

Dubai Metro, photo by Katrin Greiling

Dubai Metro, photo by Katrin Greiling

Dubai Metro, photo by Katrin Greiling

Dubai Metro, photo by Katrin Greiling

Dubai Metro, photo by Katrin Greiling

Dubai Metro, photo by Katrin Greiling

Katrin Greilings pictures will be published by Al Manakh, the collaborative initiative to monitor, reveal and forecast new urban developments unfolding in the Gulf region, published as a special edition of Volume.

 

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Mon 11.5.

‘Bidoun’ by Katrin Greiling for Traffic

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 11.05.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

'Bidoun' inspired by traditional Arab seating

'Bidoun' inspired by traditional Arab seating

‘Bidoun’ by Katrin Greiling is a collection of upholstery furniture, created for the Bidoun Lounge during the ArtDubai 2009.

For this line the German/Swedish designer, who recently became Director of Industrial Design at Traffic, the 2007 founded art and design practice in Dubai, studied the lifestyle and traditions of nomadic Arabs and developed a new contemporary interpretation of the original Arab seating.

'Bidoun' by Katrin Greiling

'Bidoun' by Katrin Greiling

Details like the cord are inspired by the Bedouin tent, the variation of upholstery fabrics is chosen to reflect the random availability of patterns and is a symbol for traveling and the different cultural influences in Middle East.

The upholstery fabrics are by Kvadrat and Maharam

The upholstery fabrics are by Kvadrat and Maharam

‘Bidoun’ is the first collection developed by Traffic and will be part of a contemporary line inspired by the Middle East.

'Bidoun' was created for the 'Bidoun Loung'at ArtPark during the ArtDubai 2009

'Bidoun' was created for the 'Bidoun Loung'at ArtPark during the ArtDubai 2009

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