Humans have lived physically active lives for millions of years. On the other hand, industrialisation has bred passivity and a growing predominance of the sitting posture for an increasing number of people in recent decades. Chairs and furniture for seating have increasingly become common items in the office, institutions, and
Ola Wihlborg is an industrial and product designer from Sweden. He took his first steps towards his career as a designer at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden, where he studied furniture and product design. After graduating in 2004, he began working as a freelance designer. He runs his
Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik is a Norwegian porcelain manufacturer. For more than 130 years, it has supplied the Norwegian market with crockery and ornaments in porcelain. From 1930 to 1980, Porsgrund was one of Norway’s leading design companies, and they received both national and international design awards.
In order to make Sweden a more “sustainable, equitable and less segregated society,” the Swedish government has adopted a variety of quality objectives for architecture and design. The Swedish architecture and design community welcomed the Stamped Living Environment Bill, which sets out proposals to make sustainability and quality central to
Willy Johansson was a (1921- ?) Norwegian glassware designer. Between 1939-42, he studied Statens Handvaerks -og Kunstindustriskole Oslo. His father was at the Hadelands Glassverk, Jevnaker, where Johansson joined the glassmaking workshop in 1936. He was best known for the white rim on his clear or smoked glasswares. Willy Johansson.
Ole Wanscher was a Danish architect, furniture designer, and writer. In 1944, studied Bygningsteknisk Skole; subsequently, architecture, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Copenhagen. He set up his own office in 1928. He designed furniture showing high standards of woodworking and cabinetmaking and worked for several furniture firms in Copenhagen. Pair of
Christian Joachim was a Danish Ceramicist (1870-1943). Between 1889 he studied at the Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Copenhagen.
Between 1897 and 1900, Joachim made ceramics with George Jensen in a workshop outside Copenhagen. Between 1901 to 1933 worked for the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory, where Arno Malinowski sometimes decorated his restrained neoclassical forms.
We have had a lot of Danish design recently, so it’s no surprise that we turn to Louise Campbell’s work. Born in Copenhagen to a Danish father and an English mother, Campbell inherited a ” combination of Scandinavian rationalism and femininity, ” which can be seen in its design of furniture and objects that emphasise functionality, material technology and complex forms.
With its modern aesthetic and extravagant ease, this residence located in the wealthy neighbourhood of Östermalm, Stockholm, has a timeless appeal. The interior is classically beautiful, thanks to a restrained colour palette of muted neutrals and highly curated furniture and accessories. Source: Inside a Sophisticated and Classically Beautiful Home that Defines the Concept