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Environmentalists!

In 2017 we challenge climate change by integrating sustainabilty in every aspect of producing, using and…re-using of design! Scandi brands has taken to promote themselves as especially interested in sustainability vs a strong visual approach.

Here’s some flooring news from Swedish brands Bolon, Fogia and Kasthall. To be presented during the Stockholm Design Week and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair this coming week. And as you can see we’re still in for blue shades, no matter how green the Spring!

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Material by Bolon (2017) is a new collection where innovative mixing of materials take contract flooring to a new level. Handsome wool threads woven into the recycled plastic of Bolon…Wow! Photo copyright Bolon.

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Fields by Kasthall (2017) is hand tufted in a loop technique which leave the thread uncut and thus make the surface more resistant (to longterm wear). The simple graphic pattern is inspired by ploughed fields and traditional Swedish floorboards and wallpanels. Photo copyright Kasthall.

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Ropemaker Rug by TAF for Fogia (2017) make spledid use of ideas about local heritage, craftsmen, natural materials etc, creating a longlasting rug with a very contemporary feel. Photo copyright Fogia.

Bolon, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Fogia, Kasthall, TAF 2017-02-03

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

The monumental vessel

One strong coming trend is ”the monumental ceramic vessel”, to be used indoors as well as outdoors. Carina Seth Andersson’s Ceramics for Fogia is industrially made but carries a unique individual feel, due to the vessels being charred in different shades of sand and black.

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Ceramics, vessels by Carina Seth Andersson for Fogia (2016). Photo copyright Mathias Nero/Fogia.

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Edge Pot by Stilleben for Skagerak (2016) consists of simple but stylish terracotta pots in various sizes. The Edge Pots are inspired by classic Greek and Egyptian vases that raised slightly up from the ground by a small base but are given a contemporary Scandi look by the choice of material and colour. Photo copyright Skagerak.

Carina Seth Andersson, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Fogia 2016-02-11

Fogia & Note Design Studio

Friday afternoon I attended a presslunch at Fogia Showroom and Concept Store, located right where archipelago meet town, on the outskirts of Stockholm. While enjoying the view and a perfect veggie meal (by fab Malin Söderström, chef at Moderna museets Restaurang, Stockholm) I found myself thinking that design doesn’t have to scream to be noticed. At Fogia, well designed, but rather soft spoken design caught my attention. The new chair Figurine and blanket Koster, both by Note Design Studio grows as you handle them, and try them…The chair is comfy and the blanket a soft hug.

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Figurine chair by Note Design Studio for Fogia (2016). Massive oak. Photo copyright Fogia.

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Koster blanket by Note Design Studio for Fogia (2016), 50% alpaca/50 % wool. Photo copyright Fogia.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fogia, Note Design Studio 2016-02-07

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.

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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

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