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Happy minimalism

A minimalistic approach is common in contemporary Scandi design and architecture. It is a friendly, life-embracing minimalism. We’ve got gifted architects/designers like Claesson, Koivisto, Rune and glass designers like Carina Seth Andersson and Ingegerd Råman. And ceramic artists like Anna Lerinder! This week I enjoy design collective Happy Sthlm and the XL version of their cuttingboard/tray Drop. And, their fine glass bowls and vases!

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Drop cutting board/tray by Happy Sthlm (2015), beech plywood, made in Sweden. Photo copyright Happy Sthlm.

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Marja glass bowl/vase, by Happy Sthlm. Hand blown by Skruf. Photo copyright Happy Sthlm Insta @happysthlmdesign

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Silo glass vase by Happy Sthlm (2015). Hand blown by Skruf. Poster by Camilla Engman. Photo copyright Happy Sthlm Insta @happysthlmdesign

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Friends, Happy Sthlm 2015-08-10

Nina Broberg at Happy Sthlm

Design collective Happy Sthlm has invited photographer Nina Broberg to interpret their collection. As a starting point Nina Broberg took the bedlinen of her great grandmother who actually grew, harvested and prepared the flax herself before she wove the linen fabric and mended it together with a likewise handmade lace. The sheet has its individual as well as collective history. Just like the handblown glass work by Katarina Andersson (below) where the designer has transformed the idea of the traditional milk bottle into a series of contemporary everyday objects.

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Picture from Still Life – exhibition by photographer Nina Broberg at Happy Sthlm shop and studio in Old Town, Stockholm, 3–7 February 2015.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Friends, Happy Sthlm 2015-02-02