Kenno cardboard chair by Showroom Finland, Design Heikki Ruoho, Photo Kalle Kataila
Showroom Finland’s new ‘Kasaa’ shelf and ‘Kenno’ chair are made of a new kind of recycled cardboard. The sturdy yet lightweight material can be re-recycled as paper; water- based adhesives are used to create its sandwich construction. The material has an appealing feel of warmth and lightness, and it is durable and versatile.
'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…)
'Succession' collection by Fredrik Färg, photo by Alexander Lagergren
The Swedish designer Fredrik Färg will exhibit some new pieces of his ‘Succession’ collection – a new range of upholstered cupboards – during this year’s Milan Design Week. The organic appearing, seamless pattern of the upholstery is made by ropes tied around the leather and textile covering before being heated.
‘Succession’ will be on show within the ‘Swedish Love Stories’ exhibition at Superstudio Piu.
IVY stackable shelf system by Thomas Bernstrand for Swedese
Ivy is a stackable shelf system. The shelves can be stacked in three different ways: Stacked to the left it will lean left, stacked to the right it will lean right. When stacked alternatedly, the modules level out. With just five pieces there one has 81 possibilities to stack the shelf.
The three independently working designers Uli Budde, Mark Braun and Mathias Hahn presented at this year’s imm cologne their new creations. We met the three of them for a short interview which gives some closer explanation of the objects. Enjoy!
The British artist and designer Tom Foulsham produces beautiful kinetic installations, ‘Big Bird’, recently presented at the Shoreditch Ball charity auction, is his newest one. The balancing metal frame has a movable arm for a reading lamp on one side and a book shelf on the other. The height and angle of the light can be changed by rearranging the books on the shelf.
‘From Language to Design’ is the graduation project of the Dutch designers and Eindhoven graduates Michael Leung and Rony Chan, it was showcased during the opening of the Inside Design Amsterdam, the Lloyd Hotel. The project describes a methodology the designers developed – a systematic way to explore design with cultural characteristics. In this case the designers used the languages Chinese and English as a starting point. The result is a range of narrative and beautifully processed furniture.
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