Posts tagged as 'Scandinavian design'

Tue 31.7.

‘Turn’ light by Caroline Olsson (NO)

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‘Turn’ light by Caroline Olsson; photo by Kaja Bruskeland

Taking her inspiration form an old workbench commonly used in wood workshops, the young Norwegian designer Caroline Olsson has realised this pair of delicate, pared-down table lamps. Featuring a characteristic swivel screw tightening mechanism which in fact serves as a dimmer, similarly to Olsson’s ‘Skog‘ series,’Turn’ is also made of mouth blown glass and untreated wood but this time around, the designer decided to use birch instead of oak wood. (more…)

‘Lightworks – Disc’ table lamp by Jonas Wagell

Swedish architect and designer Jonas Wagell has realised this small circular table light as part of his self-initiated ‘Lightworks’ series. Composed of two, differently-sized cylinders, the pared-down ‘Disc’ emanates soft, dimmable light ideal for desks, tables or side boards. (more…)

‘minuscule’ chair by Cecilie Manz for Republic of Fritz Hansen

The award-winning Danish furniture designer Cecilie Manz has developed this understated, upholstered chair for Republic of Fritz Hansen. Described by Manz as a ‘formal chair for informal meetings’, ‘minuscule’ features a hand-stitched, leather-trimmed shell which is supported by a simple and lightweight plastic frame. The design was launched during the Salone del Mobile 2012 fair. Watch the designer explain the idea behind ‘minuscule’ in the video below. (more…)

Close-up of ‘Rink’ side table by Eva Schildt for Klong; photo by Tom Martinesen

Stockholm-based Eva Schildt has designed this elegant, leather-trimmed side table for the Swedish manufacturer Klong. Called ‘Rink’, the oval table combines in its structure four different materials: steel, ash veneer, leather and brass. The table is available in three different sizes and two colourways: in either white or black with red-brown leather rim. (more…)

Close-up of ‘The Pendant’ by Hans J. Wegner

Exactly half a century after its creation in 1962, this iconic ‘The Pendant’ lamp by the late, much-praised Danish architect and designer Hans J. Wegner has recently been reissued by one of Denmark’s oldest producers of fine furniture, Carl Hansen & Søn. Featuring a distinctive, integrated handle, the elegant, height-adjustable lamp is available in three colour variations: white shade with metal handle, black shade with metal handle or brushed aluminium with black handle. (more…)

‘Lima’ armchair by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Tacchini; photo by Andrea Ferrari

The acclaimed, Stockholm-based design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune have recently collaborated with the Italian furniture brand Tacchini on this collection of large, upholstered sofas and armchairs called ‘Lima‘. Similarly to the ‘Montevideo‘ model, also designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune in 2008, ‘Lima’ features a generously-sized seat based atop delicate, thin-legged frame. The collection was unveiled in April during Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair. (more…)

Wed 4.7.

‘Meet’ ottoman and table by Sara Larsson for A2 (SE)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 04.07.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

‘Meet’ ottomans and low tables by A2

Sara Larsson of the young Swedish design brand A2 has realised this series of pentagonal ottomans and low tables called ‘Meet’. Composed of a geometric, oiled oak frame and upholstered seat (in the case of the ottoman), the designs can be linked together allowing for endless configurations. Both the ottoman as well as the table are made in in Småland, southern Sweden, and are available in a wide variety of colours. (more…)

Thu 21.6.

‘Visu’ chair by Mika Tolvanen for Muuto (DK)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 21.06.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

‘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…)