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Posts tagged as 'Stockholm Furniture Fair'

'Orbs' light fixtures by David Regestam, Wingårdh Arkitektkontor for Blond Belysning

‘Orbs’ light fixtures by David Regestam, Wingårdh Arkitektkontor for Blond Belysning

An orb is an unexpected, typically circular artifact that occurs in flash photography, it’s also the name and the inspiration for Orbs, a series of light fixtures to be presented by Blond Belysning at the 2013 Stockholm Furniture Fair.

 

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'Klyyvari' lights by Yrjö Wiherheimo for Scandinavian Carpenter Collective

‘Klyyvari’ lights by Yrjö Wiherheimo for Scandinavian Carpenter Collective

Finnish contemporary design brand Scandinavian Carpenter Collective will be launching Klyyvari, a series of proboscis-shaped light fixtures, at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in February. Klyyvari is a Finnish word originating from nautical terms, but is also used to describe a majestic nose.

 

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'Glass Elephant' Stockholm Design Week installation by TAF Arkitekter

‘Glass Elephant’ Stockholm Design Week installation by TAF Arkitekter

An unusual pairing will likely be one of the main attractions at the 2013 edition of Stockholm Design Week. An installation composed of fragile glass and heavy industrial robots entitled ‘Glass Elephant’, set in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities’ Skeppsholmen Caverns, will explore the properties of glass as material and muse combined with the advanced tactile technology of robots furnished by Sweden’s ABB.

 

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'Coral' pendant light by Arturo Alvarez

Spanish designer Arturo Alvarez has created this series of delicate, organically-shaped suspension lights inspired by the beauty and structural complexity of aquatic life. Encompassing five different models, ‘Coral’ is made of texturised silicone mesh in white, black or orange and the collection was presented earlier this year at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012. (more…)

'Totem' shelving unit by Broberg & Ridderstråle for Klong; photo by Tom Martinesen

Part of ‘Klong Horizon’, a new collection of flat-packable furniture by a Swedish manufacturer Klong, this flexible shelving system with an incorporated desk tabletop was created by a Stockholm-based designer duo Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle. Based on a simple mounting structure reminiscent of a cogwheel, the composition of ‘Totem’ can be easily adjusted according to user’s individual needs and the system can be complemented by a small desk unit which was presented earlier this year at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. (more…)

Detail view of chair’s pivot which is made using CNC bending technology

A young British-born Oslo-based product designer Thomas Jenkins of Studio Jenk has created this extremely reduced, folding café chair which he presented earlier in February 2012 at Stockholm Furniture Fair’s hall for independent designers and design schools, Greenhouse. (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.

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Card table by Asplund

 

Card table, designed by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Vollwas, has been presented by Asplund at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair.

The V-shaped base gives the wooden table lightness and balance and brings an almost frail and momentary expression to a usually very rational and sturdy product category.

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