The Stockholm Furniture Fair has just finished and with exhibitors from around Europe, as well as a few outliers, it is home to some of the most interesting and unique furniture in the world. Here are four fascinating fixtures to come out of the furniture fair this year. This is not Ikea.
Silence carpet collection by Bolon
Bolon introduced its new flooring range in a rather interesting way at the fair. It teamed up with choreographer Alexander Ekman to create an incredibly well-choreographed video.
The new collection includes flooring sheets, tiles and plank modules, and was influenced by the nature of Sweden.
The Contradiction of Silence from Bolon on Vimeo.
Färg & Blanche stitched wood for new collection
Färg & Blanche created their new furniture collection by sewing pieces of plywood together. Yeah, you read that correctly. Using a heavy-duty sewing machine more commonly used for making car seats, pieces of plywood were stitched together.
The wood layer armchair by Färg & Blanche. Image: dezeen.com
Using this technique of Wood Tailoring they created a Pocket Cupboard – a modular storage system with leather pockets attached onto the front – a wood layer armchair, a smaller bespoke chair, and a freestanding cupboard.
WOOD TAILORING by FÄRG & BLANCHE from FÄRG & BLANCHE on Vimeo.
New acoustic panels from Blå Station look like clouds
Blå station presented the Stone Designs ginkgo acoustic panels, which are based on the traditional Japanese ginkgo tree. The modular pieces can be assembled on the wall in all kinds of ways.
Panels are constructed into a round, modular shape that slopes down, helping improve acoustics.
The ginkgo wall by Stone Designs presented by Blå station. Image: designboom.com
Luca Nichetto ‘Note’ hangs like clothing
Luca Nichetto was inspired by Italian’s dirty laundry. Tradition in Italy is to dry damp clothing over cables suspended between houses and buildings. Taking this as his starting point, Nichetto developed ‘notes’ – a series of room-adapting sound panels and space dividers – for Swedish manufacturer Offecct.
Instead of building or tearing down walls, notes can be used to construct new spaces. These might be the answer for small studio apartments, perhaps?
Luca Nichetto's 'Note'sound panels were inspired by hanging laundry in Italy