Celebrating ten years in business, design duo Anderssen & Voll are aiming to update the image of Nordic design. In this year’s Design Bar they are including a real fragrant pine.
Designer’s approach to climate change
The art of saving the world
Furniture of crayfish shells and space suits with built-in photosynthesis. Material research combines science and design, often with spectacular results. Carolina Söderholm explains some of the latest experiments.
It is finally time for the Stockholm Furniture Week. Form spoke with twelve participating designers about their new releases and asked them to share their views on sustainable design.
Straight angles are threatening and create stress, while rounded lines give a sense of well-being, according to neurological research. Yeah right, says Nils Forsberg.
Beauty in the void
Ceramicist Gunilla Maria Åkesson’s cylindrical objects are the result of endless experiments and mindful mishaps. Her goal is to lose control and find unexpected effects in the glaze.
In the early 20th century, Kiruna was a Swedish Klondike. A hundred years later, the city built around the mine is being moved – including Arthur von Schmalensee’s magnificent City Hall. Ylva Frid and Erik Lefvander report from the borderland between old and new Kiruna.
King of the forest
Interior architect and designer Tapiio Anttila was recently honoured with Finland’s finest design award. The name Tapio means “king of the forest” – fitting for a designer whose material of preference is wood.
She’s been a psychedelic icon since the early 1970s, founded the Fashion and Textile Museum in London and was dubbed by the Queen for her achievements as a fashion designer. Emilia Engblad Béranger meets the one and only Dame Zandra Rhodes.
Men who hate women
Miserable corporate culture, discriminatory divisions and belittling behaviour – is that a side of the design industry that we choose not to see? And how does it harmonise with our current definition of quality? Susanne Helgeson has a think.
A first stop for designers
As designers, we are not always aware of how to protect our products. The issue may only first arise once a product has reached a certain level of success and it becomes apparent that someone else has designed a similar or identical product. In such situations, it is often difficult to know one's rights and how to act upon them. To initiate an often drawn-out court process with uncertain outcome can feel like a big step to take.
Hot dog makeover
The new stand in Aarhus does not impress