These bowls by the Norwegian designer duo StokkeAustad are a beautiful example of modern, high quality handcraft and represent a masterpiece of turnery. Made from a single piece of Norwegian ash the pieces combine material-typical characteristics: the compactness of the solid, heavy base and the delicateness of the bowl’s thin wall.
The French designer Inga Sempé realised this new table and chair for the Swedish manufacturer Gärsnäs – a rather new challenge for the Paris based who has never worked with such a specialist for carpentry before. We met her in Stockholm and had a short chat about the pieces. Enjoy!
The Japanese, Gothenburg based designer Dan Sunaga recently unveiled this new series of coffee tables for the Swedish manufacturer Karl Andersson & Söner. ‘Kokko’ is composed of a veneer table top and solid wooden legs that can – due to a very smart and artful connection – easily be disassembled.
'Pirkka' stools by Imari Tapiovaara, now in production by Artek
On the occasion of Artek’s 75th anniversary the Finnish manufacturer, founded in 1935 by Alvar Aalto extended their collection with another range of Finnish classics – those by Ilmari Tapiovaara, a great admirer of Alvar Aalto. Artek has acquired the entire share capital of Aero Design Furniture, the company which produced the Tapiovaara pieces until now.
'Österlen' chair, back rest, detail, by Inga Sempé for Gärsnäs
The Paris based designer Inga Sempé recently completed this new chair and table for the Swedish manufacturer Gärsnäs. Especially the chair is characterised by its flattened round timber which improves on the one hand the comfort of the back rest and enables an elegant joinery on the other hand.
The US designer and graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design Louie Rigano realised this series of furniture. The construction is based on joineries which take a backseat to alternative methods that require no tools for assembly.
'Autoban' chair by Ingo Krapf, all images by Ingo Krapf, 2010
‘Autoban’ chair is the newest creation of the German designer Ingo Krapf and his contribution to this year’s INTERIEUR 2010 Design Competition. The completely CNC-milled, solid wooden chair reflects the designer’s thoughts, doubts and visions of modern processing technologies.
'Awkward' tables by Marte Frøystad, as part of the Furuhaelvetica project
Pine. When it comes to furniture design, it’s not really the kind of wood to set the heart racing. Think of pine and a raft of rather negative images comes all too readily to mind: bargain furniture outlet stores, student accommodation, cheaply made 1980s kitchens. You get the picture. But it’s all in the application, as a group of young Norwegian designers, collaborating as part of an ongoing workshop called Furuhaelvetica, proved at this year’s Designersblock show during the London Design Festival.
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