‘Visu’ chair by Mika Tolvanen for Muuto
Having recently won the prestigious Bruno Mathsson Award, Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen has realised this series of classic plywood chairs for the Scandinavian furniture brand Muuto. Speaking of his design, Tolvanen explained: “The task was to create a personal interpretation of the ever-relevant plywood/shell chair. I wanted my chair to have an unobtrusive and timeless nature that is familiar but never boring and without sacrificing function or ergonomics. In the end, I think every detail is exactly as it is supposed to be.” Available in a wide variety colours, ‘Visu’ series encompasses two different models: with wooden legs or a steel wire base. (more…)
'Rest' sofa by muuto
How elementary can a sofa be? The Norwegian designers Espen Voll and Torbjørn Anderssen – together they are Anderssen & Voll – realised a very basic sofa for the Danish manufacturer muuto. But as so often the real beauty lies in the details – in this case the solid wooden base, artfully set seams and high quality coverings.
'Pull' by the Konstfack design trio Whatswhat Collective
For the second time the Swedish manufacturer Muuto has called for designers of 20 design schools from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland to give their perspective on New Nordic design. This year’s winning product is the floorlamp ‘Pull’ by the Konstfack design trio Whatswhat Collective.
'Plugged' by muuto
This year the Danish manufacturer muuto presented the pendant light ‘Plugged’ designed by the Swedish designers Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle. The lamp plays with the elements most lighting armatures try to hide. The cable becomes accented part of the design.
“It emphasizes how the lamp is “brought to life” thereby giving it character and difference. The space between the shade and the ceiling is highlighted by the pattern of the textile cord – and the placing of the plug on the side gives the lamp a dynamic appearance and brings life to an otherwise static typology.”
'Plugged' by muuto
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