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PERSPECTIVE STUDIO

During my last visit to Stockholm I stopped by Perspective Studio, unfortunately to late in the afternoon for me to take my own photos but now that I discovered these I couldn´t resist showing them on the blog. The studio is so inspiring with its mix of vintage and new furniture, handpicked and unique objects. Everything carefully curated in beautiful surroundings. Both walls and the ceiling is painted with chalk paint, and by next time I´m in Stockholm the scene will probably be completely different. Some changes were in the planning I was told.

Perspective Studio had just recieved the new sofa HEM when I visited. The design is done by the owners of the studio, Robin Klang and Ejub Bicic, and like my own Ghost sofa this one has a removable cover. Most of all a beautiful, and very comfortable piece of furniture. I know, because while my travel companion was shopping, I rested my feet there after a long day at the furniture fair. 

The mirror tables (trending all over right now!) is from Perspective Studio and the vintage chairs were designed by Pierre Jeanneret. Small table in steel from Elkeland, mirror sculptures from Elkeland and the painting on the wall made by owner Robin Klang. For more photos take a look at Katerinas blog, she managed to take some photos of her own when we visited. 
Make sure to stop by the next time you´re in Stockholm.

Photos by Robin Klang/Perspective Studio, with thanks


Elisabeth

TODAYS OFFICE, BEHIND THE SCENES

Photos 1 and 2 © Elisabeth Heier, last one by Katerina Dima


The week has been filled with interesting (and fun!) projects. I´m working on some collaborations you´ll see on the blog soon, held an presentation for Iittala at Illums yesterday, and also got to see the new designs by Andreas Engesvik for Georg Jensen Damask. Since my dear colleague and friend Katerina (Only Deco Love) is visiting Oslo for a few days, we´ve been sharing my office today. New energy, inspiration and creativity into the workday. And that plan for my own studio to work from should might include more creative people, or what? I dont mind working on my own, but you can create so much more by sharing. Both sharing experiences and workplace. ..and in addition someone will always have a camera in their hand, ready to sneak up on you while you´re working. Happy Friday!

Elisabeth

 

TONE BY NORM ARCHITECTS

Whenever Norm Architects is launching a new design not only is the products great, the photos is always stunning too. Of course also this time, for the launch of the new Tone Cabinets for Zilenzio. The pieces were made to help built a balanced acoustic environment in the workplace or at home, making it easier to focus and concentrate. The most beautiful sound absorbing objects I´ve seen so far, and functional as well. Designed in a variety of sizes and available in many colors. You also might recognise where the photos are taken? The Kinfolk Gallery in Copenhagen. The Gallery is super inspiring and you can see some of my own photos from my visit at Kinfolk here.


 

Photography by Enok Holsegaard / Styling by Sofie Brünner

Elisabeth

MIRROR CUBE

Photo via Livet Hemma / Photographer © Ragnar Ómarsson 

Mirrors in all different shapes is all over these days, and we´ve also seen different furniture made by mirrors. Super hot and also often expensive. This one though, you can make yourself if you´re a bit handy. The Swedish blog Livet Hemma by Ikea has made an inspiring DIY tip on how to make a mirror cube of their Lots mirrors. Thank you for the tip Trendenser, and on the Design and Form blog you can see how you make your own too, step by step. Nice, isn´t it!

Elisabeth

WEEKEND READING

photo © elisabeth heier

I´ve been wanting to buy some new books and magazines for a while now, and last week I stocked up. On my bedside table this weekend is the beautiful photo book «Us and Them» by Helmut Newton and his wife Alice Springs, both photographers. In contrast to the art book is «The Monochle Guide to Good Business». I look forward to both. It´s not like every Sunday morning is spent in bed with books, but if I´m lucky I get a few minutes. And both do well as coffee table books as well.. Since some of you asked me about tips about magazines and books after showing these on my IG story earlier I´ll give you my favourites in a extended post later. But for now – these two, coffee and my bed is calling.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Elisabeth

 

ARIAKE COLLECTION

How often do we see a furniture collection as a result of a week-long workshop? Well, the Ariake collection consisting of 18 pieces of furniture was designed during a week in Morodomi, Japan, last winter and launched at the International Furniture Fair Singapore the 9.th of March this year. Two factories, Legnatec and Hirata Chair, joined forces and started up Ariake which means morning moon or daybreak in Japanese and symbolizes a new chapter for the two factories. Design directed by Gabriel Tan Studio (Singapore/New York), the new brand brings toghether designers from different countries with a common respect for Japanese culture and woodworking; Anderssen & Voll (Norway), Staffan Holm Studio (Sweden), and Keiji Ashizawa Design (Japan).

The collection consists of tables, storage and seating furniture made from white oak, sumi dyed ash, indigo dyed ash, hinoki and burnt cedar. Made with a combination of advanced machines and detailed handcraft. While the furniture designers were designing and prototyping with the craftsmen of Hirata Chair and Legnatec, branding by Swiss graphic design studio AnnerPerrin and photography by Zürich-based photographer Sebastien Stadler took place concurrently. 


«It is our belief that strong working relationships are the foundation of good products. Furniture is made for social situations where people live, work and eat toghether. The creation of the Ariake brand and furniture designs were done during a week-long, intensive workshop in Morodomi where the designers and the craftsmen did the same – we lived, worked and ate together. Despite language barriers, the designers and craftsmen generated a collective energy and mutual trust that helped define the soul of the brand and resulted in a collection of furniture that utilizes the best of hand and machine, inspired by the spirituality of Japanese culture and living contexts.» – Gabriel Tan

Some of my personal favorites from the Ariake collection below. Beautiful storage furniture, stools and benches.. I do hope the furniture will be available here in Scandinavia soon. 

Photography © Sebastian Stadler

Elisabeth