This year the Stockholm Furniture Fair was just incredible. I’m still so inspired with all the wonderful designs I saw and am very excited to get some of these designs in the Huset Store.
One of my favorite product from the whole show was this Bake Me A Cake light by Morten and Jonas for Nothern Lighting, inspired by the classic cartoon ruse of baking a file into a cake to help prisoners escape. It is made by inmates of a Norwegian prison near Bergen, as part of a project which aims create a high quality products within Norwegian prisons while providing meaningful activities to build confidence and challenge the mindsets and behaviors of the inmates.
One of my favorite stands at the fair surely had to be the HAY …
The latest addition to Huset is Swedish brand Mini Empire. It was founded by multidisciplinary artist Jenny von Döbeln in 2010.
The designer says “Mini Empire is all about odd animals and deep woods. The aim with Mini Empire is to create high quality products that can be appreciated by anyone, regardless of age and gender, and to bring a little fantasy and some fun into our homes.The products, mostly based on Jenny´s illustrations, is the significant style of Mini Empire.”
Mini Empire offers products for the home like trays, tea towels, cushions, wallpaper, prints and cutting boards. They are all a fun and interesting addition to your home. Some of the illustration are inspired from swedish summer, Syslöjd (sewing/crafts class in Swedish schools), old embroidery techniques and Swedish folklore.
Ivy – shelf to build to the height you wish, and in the shape you wish. The Ivy shelf won the award +1, by Swedish magazine FORM, as the Best New Product at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, February 2011. Depending on how you stack the Ivy shelving system, you can have it straight up or swaying from one side or the other.
Thomas Bernstrand runs his design studio Bernstrand & Co in Stockholm. Thomas is trained at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts & Design in Stockholm, 1994-1999, Danmarks Designskole, 1996, and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, 2005-2006. The distinguish of Thomas Bernstrands design is that it is always basted on a strong idea with a humours touch. Thomas never compromises and he always stick to his …
We love the Asplund TATI series that’s now avilable at Huset!
The TATI series consists of a nest of tables- coffetable, side table and vanity table- all of which slide together beautifully. They are available as a set or as separates. The frames are made och lacquered metal and tabletops are available in wood, leather, metal, Carrara marble or slate. Designed by Mats Broberg and Johan Riddarstråle.
Glass dome display cases are very popular right now. If you are looking for an alternative to the round glass domes to display trinkets, souvenirs and other beautiful objects, check out this great KUB A mini vitrine by Eva Lilja Löwenhielm. They are made of lacquered metal and with a thick crust in wood or carrara marble.
They are only available at Asplund Store in Stockholm at the moment, but will soon be at Huset this Fall.
Eva Lilja Löwenhielm founded her design studio in 1995, and she has clients such as IKEA, Alcro, AGA, Asplund, Filippa K, Hotel Birger Jarl, and ROOM, among others.
The sweet doggy patterns that you see below are from the Tillsammans collection and shows dachshunds from around the world, with hats and hairstyles to symbolize different nationalities.
It was created for a very special purpose: Lisa Bengtsson, one of Sweden’s most prominent designers, recently developed a new collection of wallpaper, textiles and posters exclusively for Save The Children. The products are available only in their design shop.
When buying these products, you are supporting a worthwhile cause – to protect and save little ones against violence and sexual assault and to invest in their future by ensuring that they receive a proper education.
“I think that it is fun and rewarding to work with Save the Children. When I received the request, there was no doubt but only joy. I like to do what I can to help, and what I can is to design… So why not do it for Save the Children!” – Lisa Bengtsson
Huset now has in stock the Tillsammans Wallpaper and …
Brita Sweden is a family business with a strong tradition of textile production for many generations. Inside the brand that is great grandma’s name sake, Brita Sweden designs and produces organic fabric, kitchen accessories, plastic runners and other interior items.
If there was ever a company with a pattern-filled collection that could shake the winter blues right off of you, this is it. From their bold colors and whimsical patterns to the kooky product photography, Brita Sweden can’t help but make you smile.
Huset will soon have most of Brita of Sweden’s items online, so check back soon!
3 years in the making, the Molo chair is now launched for the Danish company Duba-B8. Molo is an easy to use and comfortable meeting and conference chair. The chairs in the Molo family is available with a runner frame and 4-leg base for canteen, meeting and conference areas and also includes a bar stool. Both the 4-leg and the runner frame is available with an armrest. Further versions are to be included in the family of chairs during 2012. The seating shell is made out of reusable ABS plastic and is introduced in 5 colours; black, white, lemon, violet and oyster white. For extra comfort one can add an especially designed felt cushion. All chairs are stackable.
Molo is designed by Norwegian design group Norway Says. Molo is most …
As Holly is on a “Scandinavian shopping spree,” I thought I’d let you know about some of the newest items we’ve added to our shop. Of course, when Holly returns, we’ll have many more items to add and I’ll likely make a new post covering those items in the very near future.
From Design House Stockholm -
Design House Stockholm Box Light by Jonas Hakaniemi
Jonas Hakaniemi’s Box Light is a lamp hidden away in a box, to be drawn out and exposed. A light adjusted with the touch of a hand. Forget about dimmers, this is as straightforward as interactive design can get.
Comes in either a black or silver aluminum finish.
The 2010 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) were awarded recently at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. While most of the awards went to non-Scandinavian designers, we wanted to make special note of the two Scandinavian winners (and then point out one really great design from a non-Scandinavian designer).
If you’re not familiar with the IDEA Awards, let me give you a little background…
Each year, thousands of designers submit pieces to be judged. The designs are judged based on innovation, benefit to the user, benefit to society and natural ecology, benefit to the client, visual appeal and aesthetics, usability testing (i.e. function and reliability) and implementation.
This year, there were 1,900 entrants from designers representing 28 different countries. While most of the pieces submitted were impressive, only 38 …
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