Stockholm 2018 – Have a sit and relax, design-wise! We picked 5 out-of-the-box contemporary Nordic seats debuting at Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair. From to a tailor’s shop-inspired minimal sofa to colorful chairs helping you to reach the Nirvana.
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Reach Nirvana by seating on Aalto University students’ designs
Aalto University interior architecture students have designed 12 colourful chairs ranging from bright yellow to deep red which aim to help the sitter to reach a mediative state of mind. The designs were conceived during a workshop which challenged students to concentrate on ilderness. Would you rather sink in rounded shaped seats or be comfortable in more rigid, yet ergonomic, forms?
Musical interactive rocking horses by Hemmo Honkonen
Finnish designer Hemmo Honkonen created a playful set of furniture producing sound when used. “It’s about interaction, surprise and humor. “Design does not always have to be so serious, it may be a joke of humor involved.” Explains Honkonen who builds musical instruments as well. The collection consists of a wall mounted cabinet, a rocking chair and a low chair which are made of oak, spruce, cardboard and leather.
The wood-tailored office chairs by Färg & Blanche
French-Swedish design duo Färg & Blanche continues adventures at the cutting edge between tailoring and carpentry. The new Mr N chair for Gärsnäs features a moulded wooden shell and inner upholstery are joined without pre- drilled holes. The result is a seat with “a tactile feel that gives a relaxed and creative atmosphere to all kinds of meeting room”.
Mammoth chair by Rebecca Petrini and Joel Fjällström
“Is it a sausage with bread or a very uncomfortable armchair? We see a sculptural furniture where the contrasts meet”. Rebecca Petrini and Joel Fjällström present Mammoth, a quirky armchair composed by a hard base and soft upholstered top.
Minimal “tailor-sofa” by Rui Alves
After fondly recalling memories of his grandfather’s favourite tailor shop, Portuguese designer Rui Alves created the Tailor Sofa for Swedish design brand MENU. “The idea was to celebrate the sofa in all its forms with a structured yet light shape and a sturdy wooden frame”. The frame and its foam-shell-covered upholstery are formed with an impressive attention to detail, as wooden joints carefully frame the round shape of the sofa.