Archive | Andreas Engesvik

Thinking Cosy

The short but beautiful summer season of Stockholm Old Town is coming to its end. We’ve seen sun and heavy rain. Every other day actually! The evenings are getting darker and the air is slightly cool. Now it’s time to turn to cosy blankets, and tea and a good book and a cat in the lap!

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Lento lounge chair and low table by Harri Koskinen for Artek. Eco throws (from top) by Elvang, Himla, Klippan and Foxford. Table and stool from Norrgavel, stool in ash naturel from Melo, lamp from Paris au mois d’août, carpet Grid by Jessica Signell Knutsson for Asplund and eco bedlinen by Harry’s Hardware.annakern_sovrum2

Wallpaper Annika by Sandberg Wallpaper, table Tati by Broberg & Ridderstråle for Asplund, lamp Tab by Barber & Osgerby for Flos, carpet Convex by Pia Wallén for Asplund. Chair Kvilt by Nina Jobs for Gärsnäs, table Bowl by Andreas Engesvik for Fogia, floor lamp Tab by Barberg & Osgerby for Flos.

Eco bedroom, interior piece for Lantliv SE by Cia Wedin. Photo copyright Anna Kern. And yes, the cat model is Baby, our sweet, demanding studio boss! You’ll find more pics of B in the link ”No Plastic” to the right.

Andreas Engesvik, Anna Kern, Asplund, Barber & Osgerby, Broberg & Ridderstråle, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Fogia, Friends, In the Season, Scandimood 2016-08-06

Great Expectations

With less than a week to go before Stockholm Design Week kicks off, interesting previews of news are piling high. During the 2016 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair I’ll be especially curious of what the Scandi brands are up to!

Iittala x Issey Miyake
The most hyped launch must be Pause for Harmony by Issey Miyake for Iittala. The master of pleating and plissé goes Finnish!

Ingegerd Råman for Ikea
Another top notch collaboration is fab Ingegerd Råman for Ikea. Viktigt collection will be presented on February 11th. Same date as the release of ”It’s nothing but it’s still something”, a book about the designer and her work.

I’ll definitely keep an eye or two on:
Swedese with news by Claesson, Koivisto, Rune, Broberg & Ridderstråle, Roger Persson and…Barber & Osgerby, the brilliant Brittish design duo who’re ”2016 Guests of Honour” at the Fair.

Claesson, Koivisto, Rune/ Smaller Objects and their everyday objects designed by a range of well known international designers.

Gärsnäs with news by David Ericsson (I’m still stunned by the beautiful Madonna Chair he created for Gärsnäs last year), and Färg & Blanche, to name a few.

Form Us With Love designstudio 2016
Form Us With Us celebrates 10 years as a design studio with an exhibition at Konstakademien.

Fogia goes Seth Andersson; Carina Seth Andersson is a strong addition to the Fogia team, where we also find gifted designers like Andreas Engesvik (Tiki sofa, 2015). Furthermore, Fogia is launching a life style concept under the creative direction of Note Design Studio.

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And Note Design Studio themselves exhibit at ArkDes, the Architechture and Design center at Skeppsholmen in Stockholm.

There’ll be no lack of good, environmental friendly and visually sustainable design. As usual, Sanna and I will attend the Fair as well as events in town. We’ll walk and talk and mingle…and report back to you!

Andreas Engesvik, Barber & Osgerby, Broberg & Ridderstråle, Carina Seth Andersson, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fogia, Form Us With Love, Iittala, Note Design Studio 2016-01-31

With Sanna at the Fair!

I went to Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015 in the company of my dear assistant Sanna Mattsson. Here’s some of the things Sanna saw:

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Dancing Pendant lamp by Iskos-Berlin for Menu gives a playful impression, designed as it is with overly dimensioned proportions. The huge white shade remainds me of my great grandmothers crocheted lampshades. And how the wind catches a thin summer skirt and make it dance. Dancing Pendant lamp is made from polyester (PET) felt and 100% recyclable.”/SM. Photo copyright Menu.

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”The candle holder Grip by Jens Fager for Muuto proves that something simple can be interesting. It is small and humble and made of aluminium and steel. You want to touch it, and when you lift it you notice how heavy it is. There’s a tactile quality to this candle holder which cannot be seen, but comes forth when you handle it.”/SM. Photo copyright Muuto.

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”My favourite chair from the Fair 2015 is Vagn by Andreas Engesvik for Tonning. Here the designer has worked with a classic Scandinavian form and altered it into contemporary by adding a few modern influences. Vagn is handmade in solid oak by use of traditional technique; joint fittings and glue. The Bunad blanket has a long history in Norway. This collection is by Andreas Engesvik for Mandal Veveri.”/SM. Photo copyright Mandal Veveri.

Andreas Engesvik, Contemporary Scandi, Muuto 2015-02-11

Expanded collections

A significant trend 2015 is the change of focus from massive launching of new products to a slow, considerate work resulting in expanded collections. Among the Swedish producers I find Fogia’s collection especially interesting; the collaboration with Andreas Engesvik, Note Design Studio and Stefan Borselius has continued, generating comfortable, contemporary furniture of high quality. But every collection needs the unexpected; Monica Förster joining the team is therefore a brilliant move.

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My favourite sofa from 2014, Tiki by Andreas Engesvik for Fogia, is now available as 2-seater, chair and pouf…
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…in splendid fabrics and down-to-earth colours…
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…and with some really nice details!
Fogia Monica Förster 2015
The fabulous Monica Förster and her Retreat modular sofa adds an international touch to the classic Fogia look.
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…cosy yet bold armrest/pillow!
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…and what’s this? Bowl by Andreas Engesvik makes a table of a wide, deep, wooden bowl on legs..
Photographs by Mathias Nero. Photo copyright Fogia.

Andreas Engesvik, Contemporary Scandi, Fab Swedes, Fogia, Friends, Monica Förster, Note Design Studio 2015-02-07

Tiki sofa by Andreas Engesvik

Several of you readers (dear readers!) have asked for my opinion on the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014. It took place in February and with some months into the Season, I think the new and fresh approach on sofas might be the most interesting news.
There’s a lot of sofas with legs… The lounge versions from last year seems gone. Tiny legs, thick legs, wood, steel…. Legs definitely makes a strong trend. A very nice and comfy sofa is Tiki by Norwegian top-designer Andreas Engesvik for Fogia. It’s got a 1960s vibe yet it is very contemporary. And I adore Andreas Engesvik skilled work with design vs materials.
– Tiki´s character is tied to the sofa’s top line and silhouette. The line gives a hint of something soft, tailored, which can be shaped and reshaped over time, says Andreas Engesvik.
Tiki´s identity lies in this line and the slim and visually lightweight construction.
– The basic idea of Tiki is related to a fundamental idea in the Scandinavian design tradition – that you immediately should understand why something is designed and constructed in a certain way.
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Tiki sofa by Andreas Engesvik for Fogia. Dimensions: Length 233 cm. Height 70 cm. Depth 88 cm. Seating height 38 cm.

Andreas Engesvik also designed this marvellous little Sol stool for LK Hjelle.
Andreas Engesvik stool for LK Hjelle 2014

Andreas Engesvik, Contemporary Scandi, Friends 2014-06-27