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Pia Wallén Xi cabinet

…is like a fashion statement bringing eastern and northern aesthetics together. Lovely!

Pia Wallén cabinet for Asplund

Xi cabinet by Pia Wallén for Asplund (2017). Lacquered mdf with solid oak stand, brass handle and brass back (inside the cabinet). Size 155 x 70 x 45 cm. Here at display in Asplund shop & showroom in Stockholm. Hanging kelim Stitch by Pia Wallén (2017) and kitchen Land by Johannes Norlander in a special Asplund green (2017) colour. Photo copyright insta @asplundstore

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Xi cabinet by Pia Wallén for Asplund (2017) comes in colours char and red. Xi means happy/joy in Chinese and are also the first two letters in the original spelling of XINA (China). And the name of Pia’s daughter Alva Xi. Photo copyright Asplund.

 

Asplund, Compassionates, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Friends, Pia Wallén 2017-02-23

Eco laptop? Someone?

Stylish, environmental friendly and very functional. Just as I like it! The Pia Wallén laptop case in felted eco wool and a metal button closure is nothing but…perfect. And the colours…from classy off-white to chocking pink. Nice! But when will we see the first 100 % environmental friendly MacBook Pro?!

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Computer Case by Pia Wallén. 100% felted wool, metal button closure. Size 37 x 26 cm. Photo copyright Pia Wallén.

Contemporary Scandi, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, In the Season, Pia Wallén, Scandimood 2016-11-28

Pia Wallén Cross Camel

Go stylish with Cross by Pia Wallén! The popular eco-blanket in 100 % organic cotton in a sophisticated camel is now back in stock. Cross is a perfect companion on cool summer evenings when you need a soft and light blanket to drape around your shoulders.

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Cross blanket Camel, by Pia Wallén (2015). 100 % organic cotton, sizes 75 x 125 cm and 150 x 250 cm. Photo copyright Pia Wallen.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Pia Wallén, Scandimood 2016-06-05

Slip-in by Pia Wallén

Swedish designer Pia Wallén moves freely between fashion and interior design. Her now iconic Unisex felt slippers has got an updated cousin; how nice to feel cosy yet look stylish during the long, cold winter of the north! Made in Sweden in sustainable material. Available at Pia Wallén.

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Slip-in Off White, slipper in felted wool by Pia Wallén, with a rubber texture on the sole and a metal button closure. Made in Sweden. Photo copyright Pia Wallén.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Pia Wallén 2015-10-29

The scent of Lilacs…

Every second day we’ve got sun and every second day it is pouring down…But this is good news: the dry grounds need water and with the sun every tree and plant start growing. Right now you can follow, hour by hour, how Stockholm transforms from grayish cool to an amazingly green city. With beautiful views and water wherever you look. Soon, very soon I’ll be sitting under the lilacs, enjoying their scent which signals summer has arrived!

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The 230 Rattan Chair is handmade in Stockholm Old Town by Larsson Korgmakare. Crux Blanket (1991) by Pia Wallén. From a piece for Lantliv by Cia Wedin. Photo copyright Johan Sellén.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, In the Season, Johan Sellén, Pia Wallén 2015-05-17

Mrs Beige?

This Spring there’s lot of sand and camel in the Scandi style. Some brands goes as plain as possible, which is actually a clever shortcut to elegance. Like the classic Marimekko bag in such a dry colour it’s form and details are almost invisible. But imagine it with crispy white! Or immaculate black…Other Scandi brands adds a little touch of yellow to the laid-back and natural…The result is a stylish camel.
And Mrs Beige? Well, that’s the kind of in between colour I prefer as my basic colour this season.

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Olkalaukku Urbaani Sand is the 2015 version of the iconic messenger bag from Marimekko, originally designed by Ristomatti Ratia in 1971. Photo copyright Marimekko.

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Stockholm Raincoat Sand from Stutterheim 2015. Photo copyright Stutterheim.

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Cross Blanket Camel, by Pia Wallén in 100% organic cotton. Limited edition 2015. Photo copyright Pia Wallén.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Friends, Marimekko, Pia Wallén, Stutterheim 2015-04-08

Asplund 25 years

In the late 1990s a small family business from Stockholm gained world wide attention when they insisted on redefining the classic Scandinavian style into what they called ”a friendly minimalism”. It was sleek and cool and stylish. And a bit opportunistic too. But the collection had what was later known as the Asplund look. During the years Asplund has collaborated with a wide range of gifted designers to establish the brand as one of the most influential contemporary Swedish brands. The main bulk of production is still handmade in Sweden, in natural or durable materials. Focus lays on a minimalistic play with sophisticated colours and unexpected meetings between materials, always emphasizing the fine detail.
During Stockholm Design Week a special 25-year anniversary catalogue will be released.
Here´s a sneak-peak from the publication. Get your own copy for free, at Asplund.

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Brothers Michael and Thomas Asplund started Asplund as a design/art gallery but soon decided on their own brand. Page from Asplund 25 years anniversary catalogue.
Photo copyright Asplund. Published by permission.

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Pia Wallén was originally a fashion designer interested in handicraft methods. Her early work for Asplund amazed the design audience and many a Pia Wallén piece are considered contemporary classics. Page from Asplund 25 years anniversary catalogue.
Photo copyright Asplund. Published by permission

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The friendly minimalism comes forth in the play between form, material, colour and detail. Beach carpet by Maria Håård, Press magazine stand by Claesson, Koivisto, Rune. Page from Asplund 25 years anniversary catalogue.
Photo copyright Asplund. Published on permission.

Asplund, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Friends, Pia Wallén 2015-02-01

Winter walk

It’s winter and it’s cold. But as it is a holiday stockholmers of all ages goes for a walk. The art of taking a walk during wintertime include some important precautions: 1: See to wear your best mittens, they will be noticed. 2: Check out which café is open, so you can head for a fika. Fika = strong coffee and a cinnamon bun.
Most certainly the walking in itself will be brief and without much talking.
No strolling around. No chatting.
Its too cold.
And the mittens…? They´re on everyones hand! Often in combination with an otherwise trendy outfit.
Lovikka mitten Traditional Lovikka mittens from Heart of Lovikka.

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Contemporary mittens in felted wool by Pia Wallén.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Friends, In the Season, Pia Wallén, Scandimood 2015-01-06

Starting afresh

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For an interior piece in the present issue of Swedish countrystyle mag Lantliv we created a simplistic ”walk-in-closet”. Linen bathrobes from Society, cashmere sweater from Garbo Interiors, hangers from Hay, stool in birch naturel from Norrgavel, plissé silk scarf by Susanna Hepp, felted wool slippers from Pia Wallén, cotton bag from Designtorget, basket from Svensk Hemslöjd and rug by Patricia Schoenck for Iris Hantverk.
Styling by Cia Wedin, assistant Sanna Matsson, photo by Patric Johansson.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, In the Season, Iris Hantverk, Pia Wallén 2015-01-02

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.

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

In the Season, Pia Wallén, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Scandimood 2014-02-02