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For the little ones!

Scandi producers have a long legacy of making superb and sustainable furniture for children. One of the most famous is Peter’s Chair and Table by Hans J Wegner, designed in 1944 and in production by Carl Hansen & Sons.

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Peter’s Chair and Table by Hans J Wegner (1944) for Carl Hansen & Sons. The chair (CH410) and table (CH411) are made of untreated maple and beech hardwood. Photo copyright Carl Hansen & Sons.


Take a look at the making of Peter’s Chair and Table. Video copyright Carl Hansen & Sons.

Another classic is the Childrens Stool NE60 by Alvar Aalto for Artek (1933). Made of beautiful pale birch this stool is a children’s version of the famous three-legged Stool 60. Photo copyright Artek.
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NE60 comes with an option for the seat. You can chose between natural lacquered birch veneer, white laminate or black linoleum. There’s a round table to go with the stool. Photo copyright Artek.

 

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A contemporary interpretation of the classics is Little Architect’s series by Ferm Living (2017). It is made of ash veneer and comes in five colours; bordeaux, dark blue, dark green, grey and rose. Photo copyright Ferm Living.

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..and here’s one of my favourites, the contemporary children’s chair Ru by Shane Schneck for Hay (2010). Not only innovative of structure but Ru features smart possibilities: it can hang off the table, it is stackable, and multiple chairs can be linked together to form a row. Birch plywood and ash veneer. Photo copyright Hay.

Alvar Aalto, Architectual moves, Carl Hansen & Son, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Hans J Wegner, Hay, Videos 2017-04-29

In between Winter and Spring

Perhaps this is the last weekend ”between winter and spring”? It is biting cold in the shade but with a cup of coffee in their hands the brave ones insist in sitting outdoors, trying out the garden furniture for the first time this year. As you know, the sunloving stockholmers never miss a chance of taking a fika in a spot of clear daylight. In the garden the trees are budding yet small birds fly like mini space shuttles to the feeding tray, hence and forth, collecting sunflower seeds to see them through the night!

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Yes yes yes! Garden furniture series Palissade by brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Hay (2016) is now available in cremewhite (2017). White? For outdoor use? Yes! Nothing stands better against green grass, lilac trees and soft grey gravel paths. Photo copyright Gulled.

Pallisade sketchThe first sketch for Palissade, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Photo copyright Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.
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…and the colour scheme for Palissade by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Hay (2017).

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For stylish birds in an urban setting: Birdsnest, vintage bird feeder in stoneware by Swedish design nestor Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg (1960). Available at Nordlings. Photo copyright Nordlings.

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Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Hay, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Scandimood 2017-04-01

Contemporary storage

Storage may be simply practical or add a visual quality to your interior. In Denmark handsome storage is common; here´s some news from classic Montana and trendy Hay.

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Panton Wire by Verner Panton for Montana (1971). Limited edition gold (2017). This small stylish module may be mounted on a wall or stacked on top of each other as a roomdivider/shelf. Chrome-plated steel with 24k gold finish. Also available in colours Chrome, Black, Snow or Moulin Rouge. The wall unit takes 10 kg, the floor unit takes 40 kg.

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Laundry Basket, by Big-game design studio for Hay (2017). Evironmental ”friendly” polypropylene plastic. The flat rim serves as a handle. Photo copyright Hay.

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Casette mini-container with a zip, by Hay (2017). Textile. Photo copyright Hay.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Hay, Montana 2017-03-25

Soft Edge by Iskos-Berlin

A scandi chair made of wood or wood/steel. A chair with a softly shaped seat and back where all the edges face away from the body. Stackable and light. Simple yet handsome. This is how classic blends into contemporary! For the Soft Edge chair designstudio Iskos-Berlin used a method that generates significantly more double curvature from standard veneers. They also worked with 6 mm instead of the usual 10 mm plywood, thus reducing the consumption of wood.

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Soft Edge chair by Iskos-Berlin for Hay (2016). Steel base, seat and back in moulded plywood. Photo copyright Hay.

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Soft Edge chair by Iskos-Berlin for Hay (2016). Photo copyright Iskos-Berlin.

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Soft Edge chair by Iskos-Berlin for Hay (2016), metal or wooden frame, seat and back in moulded plywood. Notice the three dimensional look, which is difficult to achieve when working with plywood. Photo copyright Hay.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Hay 2016-07-01