Acne Furniture

January 26th, 2010

The Swedish creative agency Acne, which is mostly known for its fashion brand, presented its first furniture collection during the Paris fashion week. The started off from a Swedish design classic by Carl Malmsten: the Nya Berlin (New Berlin) Sofa. He designed it for the Swedish consulate in Berlin and hasn’t been in production since 1949. Acne stretched, squashed and pulled the simplistic shape to create new sculptural forms. The designs are of course upholstered with denim which they bleached and hand-dyed. I’m curious to see them in real life.

Pleats-Pleats

February 19th, 2009

Pleats-Pleats is a sofa designed by Daniel Hedner from Imaginary Office. Clothed polyurethane foam is woven around a white powder coated steel pipe frame.

Pleats-Pleats by Imaginary Office

Pleats-Pleats by Imaginary Office

Pleats-Pleats by Imaginary Office

found at dezeen

Olle Hemmendorff’s Nike Air Max 90 Burger

August 13th, 2008

Olle Hemmendorff was commissioned, together with 7 other creatives/designers/photographers/artists, by Nike to interpret a Nike Sportswear icon. He got the Air Max 90 and decided to turn it into a hamburger.
You can see all 8 pieces at the 1912 space inside Sneakersnstuff in Stockholm, Sweden. I’m just curious if he makes a fresh one every … minutes.

Olle Hemmendorff's Nike Air Max 90 Burger

Konstfack Characters

June 24th, 2008

RBG6 did this workshop in experimental typography at Konstfack, University Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. First they designed the costumes and then the played an alphabetical football game. It looks like it was fun.

Konstfack Characters

Konstfack Characters

Konstfack Characters

Photography by Rasmus Norlander.

Erik Wåhlström

June 11th, 2008

Erik Wåhlström is a Swedish photographer who made these images for the Björn Borg Peace on Earth campaign. Indeed that’s how Swedish tennis girls look like. He has some behind the scene shots and videos on his blog.

Erik WåhlströmErik Wåhlström

found via I Heart Photograph

Pia Lundqvist

June 10th, 2008

Pia Lundqvist is a Swedish glass artist, her artworks are quite strange. She used all sorts of found objects to create these ‘guns’.

Pia Lundqvist

Pia Lundqvist

Pia Lundqvist

Shade & Randomly Crystallized

April 20th, 2008

My favorites Swedes of Front Design also presented new work this week. This first project is called ‘Shade’, they are hand drawn objects which are materialized like illustrations. I guess you remember their Sketch Furniture project.

Shade by Front Design

‘Randomly Crystallized’ was commissioned by Swarovski for their Crystal Palace. Front Design merged precision-cut crystals with hot liquid crystal to create these unique objects. I find this lamp more interesting than the vases they did.

Randomly Crystallized by Front Design - processRandomly Crystallized by Front Design - lamp

Lightning

February 6th, 2008

lightning.jpg‘Lightning’, a shelf by Save Our Souls.
found at yatzer

WIS design

June 25th, 2007

WIS design

WIS design is a small, 2 Swedish girls, design studio with a fine portfolio! I guess they like white too.

Stair & System

March 19th, 2007

StairSo what do you do when you almost have no free space but you need a staircase, you ask TAF to build you one like this.

An other nice project by TAF is System, a cupboard range.

System


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