Nordic light: Stockholm's Furniture Fair is a beacon of civilised Nordic values that illuminate a dreary time of year. Established names rub shoulders with the talents of tomorrow in the Greenhouse, a special section for students and newly qualified designers. Catherine Slessor heads north.
Laced Crochet table by Marcel Wanders for Moooi, proof that you can do virtually anything with the appropriate craft skills.
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Cortina, a streamlined armchair and easy chair by Gunilla Allard for Lammhults.
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Curvaceous Lamino laminated armchair by Swedese designed by Yngve Ekstrom, upholstered in leather or sheepskin. Now in its 50th year of production, Lamino is a testament to the staying power of good Scandinavian design.
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Overview of the Greenhouse section of the Fair, which mixed independent emerging designers with work by talented students.
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504 PETER ANDERSSON
Tilt by Peter Andersson, a curious, mutant demi rocking chair that won the fair's award for most innovative piece of individual furniture.
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505 DAVID DESIGN
Brent armchair by Bjorn Dahlstrom for David Design, which won the best in show prize for novelty and effect. This award is traditionally made by the previous year's winner, in this case Swedish designer Eero Koivisto from architectural partnership Claesson Koivisto Rune.
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Lace table from Gamplusfratesi, an intriguing fusion of lace and moulded glassfibre which combines traditional skills with modern manufacturing techniques. Part of the Greenhouse show.
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507 FRITZ HANSEN
Italian designer Piero Lissoni has created a new range of seating, lounge chairs and coffee tables for Fritz Hansen. Lissoni has also restyled Jacobsen's iconic Egg and Swan chairs by covering them in bold new fabrics.
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Dandelion light in laser cut powder-coated steel by Richard Hutten for Moooi available in either floor mounted or pendant versions.
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Cushions by Dutch designer Tord Boontje for Kvadrat herald a new range of fabrics for upholstery and curtains currently under development. Naturalistic printed and laser cut motifs and funky colourways add spice to your sofa.
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510 TINNA GUNNARSDOTTIR
Another contemporary take on crochet, this time a tablecloth in pierced rubber with insect motifs by Tinna Gunnarsdottir.
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511 TINNA GUNNARSDOTTIR
Showing in the Greenhouse event, the playful Fluga range of garden stools and tables by emerging Icelandic designer Tinna Gunnarsdottir mixes plywood, mirror steel and aluminium.
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|Publication:||The Architectural Review|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2006|
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