Stockholm 2020 – At Greenhouse 2020, the special section dedicated to emerging designers at the 70th Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, up-and-coming talents explored design processes and materials to create out-of-the-box innovative solutions.
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The Material Property series by industrial designer Lewis Power explores the manufacturing area of craft. The collection comprises a a lamp made from cast iron – a material generally using for cooking vessels – that reaps rough and raw-textured results with unique imperfections, a vase made from borosilicate glass parts that are cut and joined together, a cast iron bowl inspired by skating bowls and a table lamp taking advantage of the versatility of aluminium. Power has won this year’s Rising Star Award.
The Fictive Erosion furniture collection by Kajsa Melchior adapts geological erosion processes into design methods. The sculptures are made from sand that has been exposed to forces such as wind and water, but also from pressure created by the human body. Each piece is created in sand and also developed with Alabaster.
“What we make today, affect our shared tomorrow—both good and bad; we care for the legacy we leave behind.” Say Gunnar Eidsvik Tvedt and Marius Angell Søvik of Norwegian studio Brave N-w Lines. Their Sinus18 bench is an exploration of how standardized materials, in this case roofing sheets, can be utilized in alternative ways. “With a graphic silhouette, Sinus18 balances strict planar surfaces with sudden glimpses of soft rhythm. An elegant addition to both indoor and outdoor spaces.”
With the Posture X chair Finnish architect and designer Jenni Inciarte Villaverde experimented with the potential of aspen wood both in terms of solidity and flexibility. The seat is a study of seating combining ergonomics with a sustainable material largely available in Finland. “The gentle curvature of the back panel, inserted in the seat, adjusts under one’s weight and thus is shaped around the uses.”
Polish designer Natalia Wieteska of Envee studio showcased her Tilt collection of ‘unbalanced’ furniture. The series consist of sideboards and bedside tables, all finished with oak veneer and lacquered MDF – and available in different sizes. The designs slightly defy the perfect geometry of a neat interior design with ‘tiled’ solutions exquisitively handcrafted in Poland.
The seats by Malin Fleen investigate more environmentally friendly materials and processes for the manufacture of the interiors of boats. Traditional craftsmanship meets cutting-edge technology: indeed, the collection is 3D printed in a bio composite material consisting of PLA and cellulose. The core is then wrapped in a layer of flax fibre laminate.