Posts tagged as 'Sweden'

'Branch' chair by Staffan Holm; photo by DDR GBG

To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of Milan’s SaloneSatellite, this year its organisers invited fifteen international designers who presented their designs under the theme of ‘Design<->Technology’. Among the the exhibiting designers, all of whom were either former or current participants in the Satellite, was the award-winning Swedish designer Staffan Holm who showcased this delicate, bentwood chair. Inspired by nature, the aptly-named ‘Branch’ was created with the use of complex wood bending technology, Compwood. (more…)

'Melt down' pendant light by Johan Lindstén

Inspired by his recent trip to the Land of the Rising Sun, a young Swedish designer Johan Lindstén has created this series of spherical, semi-translucent pendant lights called ‘Melt down’. Suspended from a simple, coloured lamp cord, the design features an oval shade whose form appears to have adapted to a protruding light bulb located within. ‘Melt down’ was showcased earlier in April at Salone del Mobile’s Salone Satellite. (more…)

'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…)

'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.

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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…)

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