Posts tagged as 'Sweden'
'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…)
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…)
'Within' seat / side table by Studio Vision; photo by Helena Winberg & Anna Kjernsvik
At first glance clinically plain and unassuming, when opened, this two-piece minimalist, geometric seat-cum- side table reveals an angular, sculpture-like structure which contrasts with the design’s otherwise unadorned exterior. Created by a young Swedish designer and founder of Studio Vision, Mattias Stenberg, the aptly-named ‘Within’ was presented earlier last week in Stockholm Furniture Fair’s hall for independent designers and design schools, Greenhouse. (more…)
Hommage á Sigurd Lewerentz, easychair by Mats Theselius for Källemo
The chair is made of the original copper plates of a church designed by Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz in 1962 at the age of 77.
The copper plates were being replaced during the renovation and during a visit with his intern, the designer Mats Theselius had the idea to reuse them for a chair which is inspired by Lewerentz’s church.
Pendant light w121 by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Wästberg
As a material, wool is most frequently used in production of garments – in your own cardigan, in a Katharine Hepburn hat or in the modern athlete’s performance clothes – but not so often for lamps. During this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair however, Wästberg has launched a series of pendant lights called w121, w122 and w123s out of this natural and versatile material, designed by the Swedish design collective Claesson Koivisto Rune. (more…)
Overview of Architonic's Phototour of Stockholm Furniture Fair on Architonic @ Facebook
The most important design furniture fair for the Scandinavian market, the Stockholm Furniture Fair, started on February 7 2012.
Just 48 h later, Architonic’s extensive photo tour gives you a broad impression of the latest products.
Detail of Erik Höglund's blue bowl from the 'Folded Rim' collection; photo courtesy of Vet Hut
Tucked away in the forests of Småland, southern Sweden – a region which is also known as the Swedish ‘Kingdom of Crystal’ – Vet Hut Glassworks is the latest creative project of Design House Stockholm. Launched in the summer last year as a ‘new centre for creativity, experience and border-crossing collaborations on glass and design’, the small-sale, manual glassworks specialises in high-quality, limited edition items made of mouth-blown molten glass. Providing an antidote to the anonymity of mass-produced goods, each item crafted at Vet Hut is treated as ‘an individual which bears with it its own narrative in air bubbles, birth marks and shifting colour nuances,’ qualities which are clearly visible in the ‘Folded Rim’ collection. (more…)
'City Sunday' magazine rack by Ingrid Svensson and Olle Wingård for Minus tio (SE)
Known for their clean, uncluttered aesthetics, Ingrid Svensson and Olle Wingård, the Swedish design duo behind the Minus tio label, have realised this series of brightly-coloured wall-mounted magazine racks inspired by ‘real and utopian city structures.’ Resembling a squiggly crayon drawing, ‘City Sunday’ is made of painted steel wire and is available in six colourways: graphite black, oyster white, tomato red, brilliant blue, leaf green, golden yellow.