Design – Fashionable pleated table lamps, snake-like colourful seats and Pop-Art sofa ‘making some noise.’ We rounded up seven designs launched at the all virtual Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and Stockholm Design Week.
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A pleated table lamp à la mode
Traditional fashion pleating techniques wrap a wire structure creating L’Art Plissé table lamp born from a collaboration between Swedish design studio Folkform and fashion designer Roland Hjort. The lights come in different heights and shapes and are dressed with collage-style prints by Hjort. The collection was featured in the exhibition Inside Swedish Design exhibition.
A sofa for the workplace, the home or wherever the two worlds meet
American designer Todd Bracher has created Fragment, Fogia’s new modular seating system reconsidering the balance between plush home seating and the typically less inviting office equivalent. “Commitment to an exceptional user experience manifests in every detail, from stitching to materials and acoustics,” explain at Fogia. ‘Glimpse gaps’ slice through corners, so it’s easy to gauge occupancy without interruption, while back and side sections flow upwards to grant the sitter privacy.
Pop-art sofa ‘making some noise.’
Are there certain sounds associated with furniture? Wondered at Massproduction. The Swedish design studio presents BAM! by Axel Boman, a creative sound experiment, where Swedish music producer Axel Boman explored the new sofa to record a piece of music. The design is reduced to its basic geometry with two block-shaped volumes creating a seat and back. BAM! has clear influences from Pop Art culture and, as the name suggests, leaves the spectator with a sudden and distinct first impression.
Fat and plump armchair
The Puffy Lounge Chair by British artist and designer Faye Toogood for Danish interior design brand Hem won the Born Classic Award 2021. The seat features a detachable, fat and plump upholstery. Its generous shape spills freely over the sides of a tubular steel frame, which is hard-lined and strong in stark contrast. “The two key elements of this seating design by Faye Toogood are in purposeful and playful juxtaposition.” Explain at Hem.
Plant-inspired floor lamp
Zero Lighting has launched PLANT, a bollard and lamp by Design Studio Bernstrand. Inspired by outdoor plants, the design comes in three differently shaped shades. “All three versions offer the same glare-free illumination and work great singularly or in groups.” Made of impact-resistant material with high IP and IK classifications. Available in black or corten finish.
Snake-like vibrant seat
After its debut at the Kvadrat’s KNIT exhibition during 3daysofdesign in Copenhagen last September, Big Talk by Sydney-based designer Adam Goodrum for Blå Station is now available for a wider audience. “I’ve been inspired by textile swatches, like a fanning concentration of colour. The upholstery forms a modular tête-à-tête sofa or Victorian-era ‘love seat’ collection where two or more seats can be joined together in an undulating arrangement.” Explains the designer.
Petit déjeune from Denmark
The Croissant seat collection by the late Danish designer Illum Wikkelsø for Gubi is inspired by the soft and buttery treat French have for breakfast and represents an elegant take on the traditional Chesterfield sofa and club chair. The series, a relaunch of an archival design from 1962, comprises a lounge chair and three-seater sofa upholstered in fabric or leather with hand-stitched flat piping.