Stockholm 2017 –Artek celebrates Finland 100 years of independence reissuing Alvaro Aalto furniture while Louis Poulsen and Republic of Fritz Hansen bring Arne Jacobsen’s icons back in production. Leading Scandinavian brands like HAY, Swedese, Ferm Living, Carl Hansen & Son, Menu, Sibast and byLassen re-launch Norrdic design classics ranging from furniture, lighting and accessories.
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Artek celebrates Finland’s 100th anniversary with…
Alvar Aalto’s masterpiece from the ‘20s.
Artek celebrates the centenary of Finland’s independence by introducing several of Alvar Aalto’s L-Leg products in a stone white lacquer and new linoleum surface colours. Through the late 1920s, Aalto experimented with wood-bending, and developed what became known as the L-Leg solid birch piece bent to a 90-degree angle. The versatile system of standard components became the foundation of Artek’s furniture designs.
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HAY and Ahrend bring back in production…
primary school furniture from the late ‘50s.
Danish design brand HAY and Dutch company Ahrend teamed up to reissue the Pyramid desks and Result chairs that were popular throughout the ’60s and ’70s. Originally designed by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld, the re-editions are faithful to the memories of generations of Nordic students who might remember studying on such iconic furnitures.
Result chairs (1958) were designed to be light, strong and flexible. The seating is made up of thin steel-sheet bases, a fine oak seat and backrest. Simirarly, the stackable Pyramid desks (1959) feature an oak top on a steel sheet base. More about HAY? Click here!
Republic of Fritz Hansen reissues…
Arne Jacobsen’s iconic Series 7™ chair (1955) and Piet Hein Series table (1969).
Danish brand Republic of Fritz Hansen launches limited editions of Jacobsen’s Series 7™ chair. The shell of the new editions are inspired by the delicate colour of blossoming cheery trees and the bordeaux of Merlot grapes and match the pink gold of the legs. Series 7™ was originally designed in 1955 and it is considered one of the most iconic seatings in Danish design history.
The mathematical imprint of Piet Hein was improved by using nanotechnologies to reissue also 1969 Series table. Available in 8 new colours, the satined top was originally inspired by the elliptical shape of Sergels Torg square in Stockholm.
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Louis Poulsen celebrates…
Arne Jacobsen’s AJ lamp anniversary – 1957.
Dark green, ochre, rust red, midnight blue, aubergine, and two gray tones. These are the new hues iconic AJ lamp that turns 60 this year.. Arne Jacobsen designed the AJ Lamps in 1957 for the SAS Royal Hotel. The new color palette “have been carefully selected to match the designer’s own universe” say atDanish lighting brand Louis Poulsen. Read more about Louis Poulsen on Archipanic.
Carl Hansen & Søn:
CH23 dining chair by Hans Wegner – 1949.
The classic concept of form following function is epitome of Scandinavian design. It’s particularly evident in the relaunch of the CH23 dining chair from Hans Wegner’s first collection for Carl Hansen & Søn. The simple, armless dining chair features a seat made of double woven paper cord and a cruciform cover-cap detailing where the backrest meets the frame. The reissue completes the set of four chairs designed by Wegner in 1949 as his first collection for the Danish brand.
Sibast No. 7 dining chair by Helge Sibast – 1953.
Sibast No. 7 Lounge takes its inspiration from the homonymous dining chair designed in 1953 by Helge Sibast. Now more than 60 years later the designer’s grandson Ditlev Sibast created the lounge version of the No. 7 seating with a large press moulded backrest and the slightly narrowed curve.
Swedese new collections by Thomas Sandell and Front:
Mino chair (Inspired by Ekström’s Lamino seating, 1955) and Button Sofa.
Inspired by Yngve Ekström iconic Lamino, Swedish architect Thomas Sandell has created Mino armchair for Swedese. The soft seating was “designed with the shape and needs of the human body in mind”.
Crafted wood, leather details, and wooden buttons. For their Button Sofa, Front has found inspiration in the Swedese archives in order to express the Scandinavian heritage that is so present in the company’s history.
Ferm Living pays homage and updates…
Bygone decadence of vintage Scandinavian design
The new Scene of Splendour collection of furniture and accessories by Danish brand Ferm Living combines the decadence of bygone eras with a minimal aesthetics. Modest wall-mounted mirrors, textiles and cushions made of up cycled thread and home accessories come in vibrant colors and different materials referring to a Nordic heritage of simplicity.
Menu expands furniture collection inspired by…
Menu expands the Modernism Reimagined collection with minimal furniture, lighting and accessories. With the marble and steel Cage table, Form Us With Love combined a strong functional storage ambition with an elegant aesthetics. Portuguese designer Rui Alves created the Tailor Sofa to be authentic by showing the oak structure as is normally done in sofa design.
Theresa Arns designed a giant smoked vase with a round-bottomed vessel supported by a slender, four-legged frame. Norm Architects‘ Plinth is a solid marble block intended for a multitude of uses.
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Mogens Lassen’s Kubus candleholder – 1962.
Danish brand byLassen presents a nickel-plated version of architect Mogens Lassen’s Kubus candleholder. In 1962 the local artisans in Ordrup completed work on the very first Kubus candleholders. At that time, Kubus was reserved exclusively for close friends, architect colleagues and Mogens Lassen’s own family. Luckly, not anymore.
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