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Cosy October

Winter has arrived in the north of Sweden and mountains and woods are covered in snow. In Stockholm Old Town we’re yet in a kind of Indian summer euphoria but wise urbanistas do prepare and update their stock of candles, tea, blankets and Swedish fika. The famous Swedish cinnamon bun was actually celebrated nationwide a few days ago, and we Swedes ate more than 7 million buns! In a few hours…Designers eat buns too, but they also are busy making our everyday beautiful. Here’s some top notch news on the subject of cosiness!

Monica Förster fpr Georg Jensen
Tunes candle holder by Monica Förster for Georg Jensen (2018). Mirror polished stainless steel. As usual Monica Förster add a small, almost invisible twist to her design; I love the dubble function of the candle stick foot/tray. Photo copyright Georg Jensen.

Pia Wallen 2018

The Mega Cross Blanket by Pia Wallén (2018). Organic cotton (from certified farms in Peru), woven in Sweden, size 150 x 250 cm. Here the designer has made a playful exaggeration in scale and abstraction of the cross pattern from the original Crux Blanket which Pia Wallén designed in 1991. Photo copyright Pia Wallén.

Te calendar

The Tea Advent Calendar 2018 by NABO design. Contains 24 organic teas including rooibos, black, green, white, red and herbal, for a new tea experience every day from 1st of December until Christmas Eve! Comes with Swedish or English text. Photo coyright NABO.

Architectual moves, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Georg Jensen, Monica Förster, Pia Wallén, Scandimood 2018-10-07

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.

Fogia 2015
My favourite sofa from 2014, Tiki by Andreas Engesvik for Fogia, is now available as 2-seater, chair and pouf…
Fogia Tiki pouf 2015
…in splendid fabrics and down-to-earth colours…
Fogia Tiki 2015
…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.
Fogia Monica Förster detail
…cosy yet bold armrest/pillow!
Fogia Engesvik 2015
…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