Rethinking Sitting by Peter Opsvik

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, andRead More →

Kaj Franck shot glasses

Kaj Franck was a Finnish textile and glassware designer and ceramicist. He was born in Viipuri, Finland. Often referred to as the “conscience of Finnish design,”Read More →

Ola Wihlborg iKea

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 hisRead More →

Orrefors glass making

Orrefors Glasbruk is a Swedish glassware manufacturer. An ironworks was established in 1726 on the property of Halleberg ( the Orrefors estate), Socken, Småland. Read More →

Porsgrund Porselænsfabrik the largest Porcelain factory in Norway

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.Read More →

Womb Chair - Eero Saarinen

Its name expresses its purpose: “It was designed on the theory that a great number of people have never felt secure and comfortable since they have left the womb.”Read More →

Swedish Design

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 toRead More →

Willy Johansson Glassware

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.Read More →

Daybed Ole Wanscher

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 ofRead More →

Wiwen Wilson coffee set featured image

The British Museum collection has over two million records. The search is intuitive and now offers suggestions as you type. The following selection are some beautifully designed coffee-pots with that clean, elegant nordic appeal.Read More →

Christian Joachim Ceramic Decoration

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. Read More →

Louise Campbell Chair

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.Read More →

There is a difference between a house and a home. A house is merely a structure, while a home is personal and enhances our life, shaped by its residents. It expresses how we see ourselves, where we’ve been and what we value. It is a place of shelter, memories, happiness,Read More →

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 ConceptRead More →