Archive for June, 2007
EOOS’ sprawling Drift Island seating range takes lounging around to a whole new level. The island might look like it belongs in some chic nightclub, but it’s a brilliant fixture for any home that’s a byway for chatty guests. Server tables that cover up a connection to the leg of each vast seat make it most interesting to sip your martinis while having a conversation, while also enjoying maximum comfort.
In his new piece of furniture for Källemo Johan Linton wanted to explore qualities of his homeland – the North. What particularly moved him in relation to the North was the light and landscape. He got the idea to make a kind of container that could be seen to hold and offer these qualities. The purest and strongest image that then appeared to him was the Arctic. Also, tales of the Arctic had followed him from his childhood – his grandfather’s grandfather being the explorer and paleobotanist, professor Alfred Gabriel Nathorst, who lead an expedition in the Arctic Ocean in the summers of 1898 and 1899.
The beautiful Swedish static cling films are perfect as window protection and/or stylish decoration. Easy to use. Available in two models and two sizes. For larger windows – cling the films side by side. Easy to remove without leaving a trace. Design Maria Liv for Prylfabriken. Buy it online from Scandinaviandesigncenter.
Lately there has been several interesting product releases regarding sound absorbing products from Scandinavian designers. Without unnecessary details the Wavesound is the new generation’s notice board. Made in soft foam plastic with excellent sound absorbation quality. Multible sizes. Functional in two ways. Design Mikael Nilsson for Innersmile.
The stylish sketch- and copy-books from the Swedish company Form & Funktion makes writing and drawing more fun! Lightens up the office and workplace! Available in paper size A4 and A5 and several colors. Design Cajsa Jacobsson.
Nothing is quite as annoying as nosy, aggressive and forever hungry wasps on the prowl just as you sit down in the garden to enjoy brunch or delights from the barbecue. We simply want to eat our meal in peace and quiet! Designer Pernille Vea has taken up the challenge by creating the Organic wasp trap. Using a simple blend of sugar and vinegar, the trap attracts wasps to such an extent that they completely ignore the family’s well-laid garden table. The wasp trap’s funnel-shaped hole acts like a fish trap: once the wasp is inside, it cannot get out again.
When Pia Wallén was hired to design and colour the new vacuum cleaner Ultra silencer for the Swedish brand Electrolux she found her inspiration in the sound she loves most. The peaceful sound of falling snow. Therefore the colour she picked also were the brightest she could find – white! The result? The ”coolest” vacuum cleander ever.
Fusing aesthetic harmony with accessibility, Xtra is a magazine holder with a design based on what some might consider to be the graphically most interesting letter in the alphabet. Xtra creates harmony. Regardless of how many magazines with different colours and graphic profiles need to be held or how many Xtra units are grouped together against a wall surface. The fact is that the more wall surface there is and the more magazines there are, Xtra’s functionality becomes even more evident. Design by Dan Ihreborn.
Liebling is a growing design-company based in the south of Sweden. With her own studio and shop, Li has worked with her characteristic prints since 2000. Liebling has retailers in Sweden and Denmark as well as customers in Japan and the UK. After the jump you can get a glimpse of her latest collection of colorful products.
Rörstrand is the second oldest porcelain manufacturer in Europe and has been supplying people contemporary porcelain products since 1726. After a few tough years of losses and and anemic sales in the early 2000 century the company now sense that better times are coming. Therefore they have hired a new group of designers including Jonas Bohlin, Anna Nilsson, Hanna Werning, Teresa Holmberg, Katarina Brieditis, Pia Törnell, Suzanne Öhlén and Helena Bengtsson to create modern classics for the customer of today. The result is a team and an exhibition called ID Rörstrand where each designer have made a pattern for a plate. If you do not have the possibility to visit Malmö Design Center this summer you can check out the results and fresh designs on the web. More pictures after the jump.