Archive for June, 2006
Louise Hederström born in 1973 is a Swedish design talent that has several interesting objects in her portfolio. Check out her website for all products and her CV. She has done furniture and interior design objects for companies such as IKEA, Maze Int, Rehband and Scandinaviaform.
BLD is an industrial design company that creates smart and fun products specialized in the field of furniture-, toys- and textile design. The products often activates the customer herself to take part in the designing or constructing process. That’s why a lot of the products are designed as 3 dimensional puzzles. BASANDER LUNDIN DESIGN offers clients that see design as an important part of their sales market a design process from basic sketches to advanced 3D renderings and/or production drawings.
Finnish designcompany Iittala produces this cool dinnerware called The Origo. A ceramic range that is a feast for your eyes. Multi-color stripes available in four primary tones – blue, brown, orange, and pink. The mug,like the whole range, is multi-purpose. Origo items combine briliantly with the solid colored Teema line, also Iittala. Collect one color or mix and match. Design Alfredo Haberli.
LYX is the Swedish word for luxury, but also a company who produces modern, contemporary furniture with a luxurious touch. Their philosophy is rooted in the Scandinavian designs of the 60s and 70s – pure, simple and clean lines. LYX exists for customers that are special, both in taste and in their willingness to spend a little bit more on a unique piece of furniture. All pieces are handmade, in high quality and a small volume, which adds a bit more to their worth and cost. The launch collection is created by Swedish designer Michael Malmborg I/IDSA.
During the 2005 Year of Design in Sweden over 8.000 people took part in a vote in order to pick out smart and unique interior design. One of the most brilliant design concepts among the 5.000 entrants was Johan Sandströms smart shelf for unexploited spaces. That idea has turned into a company, producing furniture with an innovative design. And the guys at D’dimension don´t beat around the bush when they describe the purpose of their products. With the slogan “Less useless use” they want to introduce a new way of using and placing their furniture. The first product is a smart shelf based on Johan Sandström’s award-winning idea. The neat thing about it is its versatile placing possibilities: on the wall, under the staircase, in the closet, on the windowsill or perhaps under the cupboard? Your imagination is the only limit when it comes to gaining an extra dimension.
German designer Oliver Popke is doing a design-study project this summer.
He wants to collect all the best places in Stockholm and make a graphic 3D model guide which he calls blindseeing since he has never been there himself. This will be the first blindseeing guide ever. So, forget the traditional sightseeing guides! If you have any advice or great places in Stockholm to share – you can participate by filling out the form describing your favourite spot in Stockholm at Blindseeing Stockholm.
Swedish company MOVE has created this sleek wall hanger for books, called Herbarium. Made in oak with a weight of stainless steel. Design: Dan Ihreborn. MOVE Möbler has settled in Trelleborg in the very south of Sweden and are creating modern furniture with inspiration from the Scandinavian history. Their ambition is to make innovative and functional furniture.
A series of rectangular, square and round sofa tables in maple, oak and lacquer. A table with beautiful details and a base which elegantly carries the table top. With different kinds of wood and lacquer, BOND shows various expressions. Two heights.
At the second day of the Danish furniture exhibition, Copenhagen International Furniture Fair, which took place from 4-7 May, Cecilie Manz received ”The Forum Prize” for the most interesting innovation at the fair by the Swedish design magazine Forum. This is the first time Forum gives away their design prize in Denmark. For the last five years Forum has given away their design prize in connection with the Swedish furniture fair, The Stockholm Furniture Fair. Cecilie Manz has designed the large Caravaggio pendant for Lightyears. The lamp, which has a diameter of 55 cm, will be available in August 2006.