In Between

It’s winter chilly in Stockholm but during a few hours a day the light gets bright and clear: Spring´s around the corner! We go for brief walks and bring back bundles of crisp tulips. At the Stockholm Design Week, including Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, we marvel at new fresh design. Still, we have to wait until April and the Milan Fair to see where the interior trends might take us.
Welcome to Scandimood no 1/2014: The In Between issue. CW & MA

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Environmental friendly grown tulips from Alverbäcks in Ekerö, Stockholm.

Contemporary Scandi, In the Season 2014-02-02

Gam Fratesi

Gam Fratesi design studio consists of designers Stine Gam from Denmark and Enrico Fratesi from Italy. They ”blend the Danish design tradition of attention to detail and minimalism with quirkiness and the desire to tell a story”.
Since their participation in the Greenhouse exhibition at Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2006 Gam Fratesi has quickly become one of the most interesting design teams of today. And as such they were invited to the Fair as Guest of Honor 2014.

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Volume lamp by Gam Fratesi for Lightyears 2014. Sketches by Gam Fratesi.

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In the Season, Scandimood 2014-02-02

Massproductions

Massproductions is a Stockholm based furniture company, run by designers Chris Martin and Magnus Elebäck. As the name indicates their passion is in mass production. But their goal is to use industrial processes to produce products that harness the benefits, values and quality of volume production. Since the launch of their first collection in 2009 Massproductions has rendered praise for taking on the challenge of making environmental friendly furniture with an air of quality which often is to be seen only in hand-crafted pieces.
We asked Chris Martin to give us un update on Massproductions 2014:

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”Each project we do has its own unique source of inspiration, and there is quite a diversity in where that comes from. It could be a material, a production method or a function. In the case of this year’s news, the sofa system came from realizing that there aren’t too many good examples on offer at the moment so we set about solving all of the problems that a complex project like this requires.”

Massproduction 2014

”It’s been nice to balance out the collection with some softer forms and experiences, which come naturally when working with upholstery. There were plans to develop Mega (2013 collection) into a sofa system that could go around corners etc. but then we realized that that should be a complete project in itself, which has led to the Anyway Sofa we are releasing this year.”
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The Massproductions team, from left to right: Martin Hernandez, logistics manager, Niklas Blomkvist, sales manager, Chris Martin, designer, Jan Sobocinski, logistics, Martin Elebäck, CEO.

Contemporary Scandi, Fab Swedes 2014-02-02

The Round One by Wegner 1949/2014

Hans J Wegner always referred to his chair PP501 as ”The Round One”. It became world famous in 1960 when John F Kennedy and Richard Nixon met in the first ever televised election debate, and both sat in (the upholstered version of) PP501. Ever since it has been called ”The Chair”.
This marvelous piece of furniture is now in production by PP Mobler in Denmark.

pp501 chair by Hans J Wegner

Architectual moves, Scandimood 2014-02-02

Think pink!

We´ve got a soft spot for soft pink. Let it be pale or with a sting. Pink is never far away from the core of interior vs fashion, or adult vs child. Try it!

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Alcove Plume sofa by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra. Photo by Vitra.

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Brothers & design partners Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. The ”chair in the air” is a model of Vegetal for Vitra. Photo by Vitra.

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Classic Dog Bed Pink by Mungo & Maud. Upholstered in luxurious woven cotton and featuring linear stitched edges and a quilted cushion.

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Mungo & Maud owners Michael and Nicola Sacher outside one of their shops in London.

Cochon by Pia Wallén

Cochon is a cushion/object by Pia Wallén. Made out of felted wool with a tassel in one corner, inspired by how tassels were used on traditional Swedish cushions.

Pale pink collection by Pia Wallén
The 2014 Pale Pink collection by Pia Wallén includes objects made of felted wool where contemporary design and traditional handicraft techniques blend with soft pink into a very sensual feel.

Photo by Elisabeth Toll
The ever so stylish designer Pia Wallén, captured by (the ever so stylish!) Paris based Swedish photographer Elisabeth Toll.

In the Season, Scandimood 2014-02-02

What we read…

Unique voices and breathtaking stories needs time to unfold before you. How often does one not read in short time lapses, ”in between”, while riding the bus or hastily browsing a few pages before it’s really really time to get some sleep…But when you get to spend some hours in the company of a good book…

The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose. Short stories.
By Alice Munro, Canadian author born in 1931, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2013.

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The Goldfinch, a novel in 771 pages.
By Donna Tartt, American writer and author born in 1963.

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The Rocky Shore, poetry.
By Jenny Bornholdt, New Zealand poet born in 1960.

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Book Cradle, Compassionates 2014-02-02

Coffee & Design in Stockholm Old Town

Photo Filippa Tredal
Caffellini espresso bar, Västerlånggatan 60. Our favorite barista Christer Hedestam takes Filicori Zecchini to the highest level of good taste. Surrounded by opera music you´ll enjoy your coffee and pastry within an ever changing crowd of satisfied customers.
Photo by Filippa Tredal.

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E Torndahl – shop for Scandinavian design, Västerlånggatan 63. This lovely shop has run in the family, inherited on the women’s side, since it was started by Ida Thekla Sabina Kunigunda Torndahl in 1864! Here you´ll find carefully selected Scandi design items from Hay, Marimekko, Muuto, Pia Wallén and several other brands.
Photo by Filippa Tredal.

Compassionates, Fab Swedes, Scandimood 2014-02-02

Scandistyled kitchen

Small additions of good quality makes a great difference in your kitchen: A fine linen tea towel, a tasty organic olive oil. Or a hand-crafted bambi that’ll add some deco friendliness to your table! Here´s some nice pieces for the scandistyled kitchen:

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Graphic print linen towels by Anna Larsson Design. Photo by Bert Leandersson.
Organic sourdough bread from Saltå kvarn, Bee-wrap from Bucks & Spurs, cutting board from Hampson Woods. Photo Mikael Axelsson, styling Cia Wedin.

Photo by Anna Kernoliv

Hand-crafted ceramic tea cup by Karin Eriksson/Manos, tray with handprint by Susanne Grundell. Photo Anna Kern, styling Cia Wedin. Organic olive oil from Olivers & Co.

Tag stool from DiciplineHandicraft by Gunnar Johnson

Tag stool by Ichiro Iwasaki for Dicipline. In ash wood with seat covered with a strong, natural woollen fabric.
The delicate standing roe deer is hand-crafted in alderwood by Gunnar Johnson from Järna outside Stockholm. Available at E Torndahl.

Float candlestick from Muuto

Float candlestick in casted aluminium by Anderssen & Voll for Muuto.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, In the Season, Scandimood 2014-02-02

A Sort of Homecoming

Winter has arrived cool and crispy. Indoors, with a good cup of tea at hand, we indulge in news from the interior world: seem´s we´re heading into a season of muted colours, fine materials and a bit of luxury in the detail.
Welcome to Scandimood no 4/2013: The Home Cosy issue! CW & MA

In the Season, Scandimood 2013-12-20

Go linking!

We hope you have noticed there´re lots of links from Scandimood to external websites? Take the chance to learn more about gifted and compassionate people, splendid design or fine gestures; perhaps you´ll experience an unexpected feel-good moment while browsing around in the magic world of the web.

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Broberg & Ridderstråle for Gabucci

Satorialistic goes Contemporary Scandi as Swedish designers Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle interpret the now and future of a classic menswear store in Stockholm

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Since the launch in 2011 of the Tati series for Asplund Collection, Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle have worked with a wide range of producers, from mentioned Asplund to Klong, Muuto, Röshults and Swedese. Tati has been a tremendeous success, and the Tati Coat Rack has become sort of a trademark for the duo. Hence they were happy to use it for the interior of classic menswearstore Gabucci in Stockholm.
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Architectual moves, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes 2013-12-20