The Photograph Gallery
Twelve is a brand new initiative from the Stockholm Furnishings Truthful, showcasing established designers. In its inaugural yr, it was curated by Disegno editor, Johanna Agermann-Ross (seen above with Mattias Ståhlbom, who co-designed the area) and she or he was available to introduce it on the primary day of the truthful. She stated, “The thought for Twelve is sort of fascinating. As a journalist, I typically converse with new and established designers, and one factor that hits you once you converse brazenly and truthfully with designers is regardless of how established they’re, there’s all the time some uncertainty about the place the subsequent fee will come from, who they’ll subsequent work with, the place their subsequent cash goes to return from to pay for studio payments or dwelling bills.”
“The artistic business could be very totally different to many others in that even once you’re established, you continue to need to exit and pitch for work. To have this sort of exhibition, displaying extra established designers’ work, that’s not all the time in manufacturing and designers who haven’t but teamed up with a producer, is a very priceless expertise, for each the producers and the designers.”
“To have the ability to present work outdoors of the business constraints a product that’s in manufacturing is a vital a part of any designer’s course of. You may see this kind of exhibition on the town – numerous designers open up their studios or present in exhibition areas, however right here it’s very nice that it’s in such shut proximity to most of the manufacturers that designers wish to work with in the long term.”
“I used to be the curator of this primary exhibition of Twelve. I feel ‘curator’ is a grand phrase for my involvement, as a result of in some methods I simply made a variety. There have been near 30 purposes and I needed to choose based mostly on the standard of the work, but in addition the range of the work and the range of the individuals, so for me it’s very fascinating that we have now very very established alongside the fairly lately graduated.”
“The opposite factor that was curious to me was the way it all work subsequent to one another. We now have fairly an open area designed by Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom of TAF. Everybody shares this fairly open platform, with out obstacles between them, and but being clear that totally different individuals are displaying. I feel that’s labored rather well. I’ve simply seen the exhibition for the primary time this morning in its completed state and I feel it appears actually spectacular. It’s a very thrilling array of design.”
“I hope that Twelve will develop. I feel there’s a actual want for initiatives like this inside an area like Stockholm Furnishings Truthful. As far I do know it hasn’t occurred anyplace else, however hopefully Stockholm Furnishings Truthful will set a precedent for different exhibits around the globe.”
It was nice to see a number of the designers I met throughout Stockholm Design Week final yr included in Johanna’s choice, like Jonas Wagell whose merchandise are pictured above. He’s already labored with manufacturers like Muuto, Mitlab and Normann Copenhagen.
And naturally Farg & Blanche, and their ‘wooden tailor-made’ Layer Chair, which we wrote about earlier this week.
I beloved Bernstrand & Co‘s Foto Lamp impressed by the lamps utilized in images and filming and designed by Thomas Bernstrand and Mattias Ståhlbom.
Katja Pettersson‘s Deliberate Obsolescence collection features a stool you possibly can’t sit on, a lamp that doesn’t mild up, a desk that may’t carry weight and a vase that melts in touch with water, all constructed from very flimsy silk paper and cellulose glue! Her undertaking explores the phenomenon of deliberate obsolescence, commonest in digital items, the place merchandise fail after a pre-decided size of time to make sure a repeat sale.
On the very very established finish of the spectrum, Peter Opsvik is considerably of a legend in Norway and his Globe Backyard chair, initially designed as versatile public seating, is a design basic. It was relaunched on the Furnishings Truthful in a brand new iteration for Second AB.
Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom, aka structure studio TAF, the designers behind the exhibition area, additionally had their very own stand and have been displaying scale fashions of their work.
Stockholm-based mostly industrial design duo Folkform created their Bench in Three Forms of Leather-based to problem preconceptions of what’s thought-about helpful – it’s a patchwork of actual and pretend leather-based, however you’d by no means know to take a look at it. Their Skyline lamp (the copper lamp on prime of the desk within the picture above) was just lately gifted to Queen Silvia of Sweden from the Prime Minister for her birthday.
Lisa Hilland is from Malmo, Finland, however was educated at Central Saint Martin’s in London. She’s created a completely new type for a vase, which permits flowers to be laid horizontally.
Additionally by Lisa Hilland, Harlequin is designed to provide you a spot to take a seat whereas tying your shoelaces, getting your scarf and gloves out of the drawer, and catching a final take a look at your self within the mirror earlier than hitting the streets.
All in all, Twelve is a superb addition to a present that already exhibits big help for graduate and new designers via Greenhouse.