Faye Toogood “Puffy Lounge Chair”, Hem.
Whether styling an alternative home office or standing as a solo piece in the living room, this is a chair with many qualities. Drawing on inspiration from Italian anti-design, Eileen Gray in the 1920s or not least Brazilian Percival Lafer’s puffed-up 1970s furniture, Toogood has managed to create an armchair whose aesthetic looks modern and inviting.
Pierre Sindre “Ono”, Källemo.
With clear inspiration from Japan, but also from Gerrit Rietveld’s “Military Chair” and Sven Markelius’ “Orkesterstol”, Sindre has created a chair with refined lines and superbly elegant craftsmanship. The character of the chair also has a hint of John Kandell, who remains part of Källemo’s soul, which is what makes this chair a prime candidate.
Jenny Nordberg, “Accumulations”, Olsson & Gerthel.
As auction specialists, we love the ambitious recycling process that led to this brilliant product. And now, through successful collaboration, the lamp is going into small-scale production in Sweden. This is a shining example of Nordberg’s thoughtful design process and how designers can nudge the design market towards more circular production. The result is a daring lamp that very much embodies the urgency of our times.
Johan Ansander, “Maximus”, Blå Station.
First impressions catapult us back to the 1970s Italian design of figures such as Joe Colombo and Vico Magistretti, and perhaps even Finn Eero Aarnio’s “Pony”. The look of the chair suggests a cast synthetic material, which is why the lovingly crafted wood finish is such a surprise. As the name Maximus suggests, the armchair demands maximum wood crafting expertise and, with its locally produced materials and high-quality execution, the armchair is a popular new addition to Blå Station’s line.
Peter Andersson, “Corso”, Lammhults.
This is an updated version of Erich Dieckmann’s iconic Modernist seating. As admirers of the Functionalist aesthetic, we love the lines and look of “Corso”. Cleverly chosen materials, quality craftsmanship and Lammhults’ sustainability commitment all helped to secure the nomination.