Designer Jonas Bergfeltd was awarded the design award Excellent Swedish Design
already in 1997 for his now classic hanger Mama. It is part of a series of handcrafted hooks by Essem Design
. The other hangers are Gloria by Joel Karlsson and Papa by Stefan Borselius. Essem Design is this fall releasing the series on the American market and have enlisted Bedow
to redesign the packaging of the three hangers. Bedow have adopted the handcrafted theme wonderfully with a handcrafted font and simple illustrations. More photos of the packaging after the jump.
Delta is a series of lamps by the design trio Rich Brilliant Willing
. The inspiration for the series comes from propulsion systems and rooftop vents. The series comes in four sizes and two colors (black and white). All the black lamps are lined with gold foil that gives them a wonderful luster and a warm glow that makes the lamps more look like afterburner
than a lamp.
(Anders Hansen) is much like me fascinated with city grids. Sometimes they from strict geometry patterns but mostly they are chaotic and seemingly designed by stoned spiders
. Anders Hansen’s hometown Oslo is a bit chaotic in its grids, but you can of course turn chaos into great design. In this case ceramic coasters that get their shapes from six of Oslo’s neighborhoods (Majorstuen, Parkveien, Sentrum, Kvadraturen, Sentrum Øst and Grünerløkka). They have all been printed on a 3D-printer and can be bought here
British furniture producer Deadgood
has release Working Girl, a wonderful workshop stool designed by talented David Irwin
. The stool has a simple lacquered beech seat, red powder coated steel frame and brass fixture and Working Girl is more or less a reinterpretation of the simple workshop stools that can be found in many workshops around the world. But I’m pretty sure that the stools it’s been modeled after didn’t cost £216 (about 2255 SEK). But we all know that good design and quality doesn’t come cheap.
Regular readers of the blog will know that I like recycled materials. Especially if they are rough, untreated and turned into something new and a bit unexpected. Much like the candle holder Pipe by Malmö based Studio Tundra
. The candle holders are hand-made in the UK out of vintage iron plumbing pipes and if you’re interested in buying one, you can do so here
Swedish fashion house Filippa K
and pottery (ceramics) manufacturer Rörstrand
has presented their designs for the fall series of mugs and plats. The three décor’s are called Net Trim, Ink Stripe and Net. Personally I like Net the most, unfortunately Net will only be available as a plate décor and not on the mugs. More photos after the jump of course.
in Munich looks like the perfect 1950s dandy
hangout, but the restaurant was opened just last year. The impeccable interior, as well as the wonderful identity, was designed by the German design agency Designliga
. I’m really impressed with the details of Kongress Bar and it’s one of the best executed project I’ve seen in a long time. Next time I’m in Munich you’ll find me at the bar with beautiful bow tie
around my neck.
I haven’t seen too many tables constructed out Corian
, a bit surprising considering how strong and adaptable it is. Designer Hidetaka Morinaga
have chosen to use the solid surface
material for his Apló table and managed to bind it with beautifully crafted solid oak legs. And as know “less is more” and the “beauty is in the details”, for Apló that means the rounded legs and how seamless the legs screws into the tabletop. More photos after the jump of course!
Designer Åsa Jungnelius
makes her first appearance as a designer for Kosta Boda
with the glassware series Jackie. The series includes three glasses, bowls and vases. I’m not a fan of the blows or the vases but I do like the simplicity of the glasses. The dripping gold effect is just lovely!