Posts tagged as 'Scandinavian design'
'Level' bookshelf by Lina Nordqvist for Karl Andersson & Söner
A Stockholm-based designer Lina Nordqvist has recently realised this series of geometric, scaffolding-inspired bookshelves for the Swedish furniture manufacturer Karl Andersson & Söner. Available in two heights and three widths as well as variety of finishes, the asymmetrically gridded ‘Level’ ‘is adapted to the different sizes of paperbacks, hardback books and magazines that can be placed between the rods.’ (more…)
Ilmari Tapiovaara's 'Kiki' range, reissued by Artek; photo by Tuomas Uusheimo
Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914 – 1999) was an acclaimed Finnish interior architect and furniture designer.
Now, exactly 52 years after ‘Kiki’ range has won him the gold prize at the Milan Triennale in 1960, the renowned furniture brand Artek is about to rerelease this beautifully reduced collection of upholstered, tubular steel furniture. The series, which Tapiovaara developed after having designed an initial, space-saving stackable chair intended for use in large spaces such as conference halls and auditorium, now also includes a two- and three-seater sofa and bench models; a side, sofa and standard-height table, as well as our favourite, a small but brilliantly vibrant tangerine stool.
New collection of Arabic-inspired tiles by Sweden's Claesson Koivisto Rune; photo by Mårten Claesson
There is no need to question Sweden’s prolific design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune‘s flair when it comes to architecture and design (and anything in between for that matter), yet during this year’s edition of Stockholm Design Week we have discovered yet another talent of one of studio’s founders’ – Mårten Claesson’s – that of photography. As a friend of Architonic, Mårten has agreed to share his images with us and we can now present you with a selection of his skillfully composed photographs taken at an inspiring exhibition showcasing Claesson Koivisto Rune’s latest collection of colourful, ornamental tiles inspired by traditional Arabic geometric patterns. (more…)
'Still Life' cabinet by Sigrid Strömgren for ex.t
Young Swedish designer Sigrid Strömgren has recently collaborated with an Italian bathroom furniture manufacturer ex.t on a series of pared-down cabinets which, ‘create a Still Life of your everyday objects and collectibles.’ With a clear and simple Scandinavian feel, ‘Still Life’ cabinet is available in variety of colours and finishes such as; natural oak, lacquered mdf, varnished metal and the design can be used on its own or combined with another of Strömgren’s designs, ‘Collage‘ cabinet. (more…)
Detail of a desk from the '62-series' by Greta Grossman, recently reissued by Gubi
Following last year’s relaunch of the iconic, modernist ‘Grasshopper’ lamp, in 2012 Danish furniture and lighting brand Gubi revived not one but further four elegant, Mid-Century modern classics created by the acclaimed designer and architect, Greta Grossman. Relaunched at this year’s edition of Stockholm Furniture Fair, the ’62-series’ wasn’t designed in 1962, as its name may suggest, but more than half a century ago, in 1952, with the number wittily indicating that the pieces were ten years ahead of their time. Characterised by the use of contrasting colours and materials such as; natural American walnut, glossy black laminate and powder-coated metal, the four-piece furniture collection comprises a desk and three chests of drawers in varying sizes, all of which will be available from autumn 2012.
Watch ‘Greta Grossman – A Pioneer Female Designer’ documentary at the end of this post.
Interior with original furniture by Finn Juhl
On January 30, 2012, the internationally recognized Danish furniture designer and architect Finn Juhl who died in 1989 would have turned 100. Events all over the world – from Tokyo over Cologne to Milan and also in his native Copenhagen – celebrate his lifetime achievement…
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Finn Juhl’s designs on Architonic
'Form Pendants' by Form Us With Love for Design House Stockholm
John Löfgren, Jonas Pettersson and Petrus Palmér, the trio behind Sweden’s award-winning design studio Form Us With Love have revisited and reinterpreted one of the most universally recognised archetypes, the light bulb. As a result, a neat 3-piece collection of white semi-opaque mouth-blown
glass pendants is now being produced by Design House Stockholm. Pared-down yet decidedly eye-catching, ‘Form Pendans’ were also exhibited at ‘Form Us With Friends’ exhibition which was on show at The Swedish Museum of Architecture during this year’s edition of Stockholm Design Week.
'Ray' table lamps by Kristine Five Melvær; photo by Erik Five Gunnerud
Delicate nude-coloured mesh fabric veils welded steel cord structure of these sculptural table lamps created by a young Norwegian designer Kristine Five Melvær. Named ‘Ray’, the mushroom-like lights aim to ‘question the stereotypical lamp’ and the designs were presented earlier this month in Stockholm Furniture Fair’s hall for independent designers and design schools, Greenhouse. (more…)