The Swedish wallpaper company Sandberg released their latest collection “Götheborg” yesterday. The vernissage was held at a da Matteo here in town. Ten wallpaper designs with the common thread ocean and travel. My favorite pattern (above) is called Eden, design Sissa Sundling. Love the folk art feeling.
The collection will be launched in August 2013.
From one thing to another. This post is about an event that takes part here in Västra Götaland goes Milano goes Röhsska, 14–19 of 2013. Participating among others is Staffan Holm (my former class mate) awarded one of Scandinavia’s most prestigious prize for designers – the 2013 Bruno Mathsson prize. Very well-deserved.
Above Staffan Holm‘s Gym Hook, produced by Hay. Below, information in Swedish.
TIPS: Under fyra dagar, 14–19 maj 2013 har du chans att kika på den senaste designen från Västra Götaland som nyligen presenterats på möbelmässan i Milano, här i Göteborg på Röhsska museet.
Tretton formgivare samt studenter från HDK Stenebys möbeldesignprogram visar produkter och prototyper direkt från Milano. Det blir även en pop-up utställning och andra kringarrangemang. Anders Englund från Offecct kommer t.ex. att dela med sig av erfarenheter kring design på export. Sigrid Strömgren, Sami Kallio och Markus Johansson berättar om varför de valde att ställa ut i Milano, man kan delta i en workshop med formgivartrion Design stories, lyssna på trendspanaren Stefan Nilsson och en hel del annat.
Below, chair by Sami Kallio.
En annan bra grej som du ska passa på att göra om du är formgivare – Moderföreningen Svensk Form ger dig möjlighet att lägga upp din profil på den internationella siten SwedishDesign.org gratis under dessa dagar. Maila mig (se “contact” ovan till vänster) eller SwedishDesign.org om ni vill info om hur ni nyttjar detta erbjudande.
A new line of beautifully hand printed duffel bags, by Laura Spring.
Now this is a great idea. An artist operated auction house for studio produced, independent design and craft. Örnsbergsauktionen in Örnsberg, Stockholm. Online here. The stone ware trays in this post are made by August Sörenson. Find items from earlier favorites like Hilda Hellström and Kristoffer Sundin as well there. + photos by Erik Wåhlström.
Had the pleasure to visit my old school, HDK today. Togehter with talented designer Thomas Laurien. Thomas work broad with different disciplines. Actually he was one of my teachers when I studied. Thomas was always in charge of the most interesting courses. About surfaces, wallpapers and pattern design. The textile patterns in this post is Thomas work.
Thomas has worked extensively in Japan. A couple of years ago he wrote a book, The Materiality of the Surface together with another former HDK teacher, Kristina Fridh.
Sometimes you get lucky. Yesterday Fine Little Day crew were out and celebrated the coming holiday. Next to me this young woman sat down. Turned out to be the very talanted Hilda Hellström. I’ve been browsing her webpage all morning.
Hilda Hellström is a Swedish designer who has an interesting way of combine art and design with a focus on the process and thoughts behind the result.
“Hellström explores the notion of myth and narrative that inhabit objects and is preoccupied with things that shock us and situations that elevate the soul. She describes herself as an analytic craftswoman, having been influenced from a young age by both her phychoanalyst mother and carpenting father.”
Above, Copy Kitchen The Sausage Machine.
Above 2, food storage jars made of radioactive earth from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster area in Japan. Hilda contacted the last person still living inside the evacuation zone, Naoto Matsumura, and collected soil from his rice fields that can’t be farmed due to contamination. More at Dezeen.
There is a lot of calendars out there this time of the year. I like this one by Erik Olovsson. Buy it here.
I also like How are You‘s new Playwood Cabinet. And Playwood pillow.
When ever things are less fun you can always browse artists Amu Song and Johan Olin’s COMPANY and their secret shop SALAKAUPPA Youtube clip here. Woven, wooden, handmade.. All playfully brilliant.
Above Bear Boots, Polar Bear Boots.
Below Baby Elephant Bag, Felt Boots.
More fun, great: Birch Pixel bag, Homewear, BibimBag Big, Dog Stools.
And this one “Birch Me” on the top of my wish list.
I like the rug “Middle of Nowhere“ by the design duo Bernadotte & Kylberg – (Sweden’s Prince) Carl Philip and Oscar Kylberg. The rug is made of pieces of old parachutes from the Swedish Armed Force and parachute clubs. Will be sold at Contemporary/Bukowskis, November 15, 2012 with the benefit donated to Childhood Foundation.