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As you already know, the Scandinavian design was at its peak and we can only blame Stockholm Design Week. Workshops, seminars, meetings between designers, architects and buyers, exhibitions… everything influenced the success of the event. In Coveted, we are happy to share everything we know about the best moments, stay with us!
In one of the countless talks, White Arkitekter made a statement, saying that by the likes of 2030 every building that the company designs will be carbon neutral. “Achieving zero-carbon architecture is the biggest challenge we have” said Alexandra Hagen of White Arkitekter.
As we already covered in the magazine (but we cannot stand still in relation to this matter), the rapper Kanye West and his reality television star wife, Kim Kardashian, revealed the first images of their new “minimal style” house, designed by Axel Vervoordt and Vincent Van Duysen.
Nike had the honour and pleasure to design the first-ever skateboarding kits in the sport’s debut for the Olympics in Tokyo 2020, the colourful uniforms were without a doubt a pleasant surprise. We also need to highlight Nike’s Vaporfly trainer permission to be at the event, however, the shoe that Eliud Kipchoge used to break the two-hour marathon record, Nike’s Air Fly, will be banned.
When it comes to exhibitions, there are some brilliant highlights that we want to feature.
Southern Lights by Origin
“When Gabriel Tan first visited Portugal back in 2014 as a tourist, he was fascinated by the craft of the country, and in turn wanted to bring this to the fore with new initiative Origin. This is the second collection for the brand, and this time he explores the connections between Scandinavia and Portugal. Nine projects from nine designers (six of which are Scandinavian) and seven Portuguese craftsmen come to fruition for this, in a range of fragrance sculptures, hairbrushes, vases, carafe and more.”
Powder Vase by Jenny Nordberg Hem
“‘This is where our experiments materialise,’ Petrus Palmér, CEO and founder of the Swedish brand describes of its Stockholm HQ that has been freshly redesigned by local practice Atelier Paul Vaugoyeau and the in-house design team. The decorative pieces are limited edition of 15, ‘I focus my attention on projects that are long-lasting – those that reclaim materials and are engaged locally,’ Nordberg explains.”
Gubi at Hotel Six
“The pop-up space on the ground floor of the Hotel At Six has always seen a space in which to showcase the best names in design, and for the second year running, Danish maestro Gubi has taken up residence. Alongside pieces from the existing collection (reupholstered in sheepskin), are a series of new travertine Epic Tables by long-standing Gubi collaborators Gamfratesi and new lighting and furniture by Danish duo Space Copenhagen, whose Wonder sofa is a contemporary take on 1970s lounge furniture.”
Bouroullec Brothers & Iittala at Wetterling Gallery
“The roll call of creatives trekking to Iittala’s glass blowing factory in remote Finland reads like a who’s who of the design world. In 2014, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec made the pilgrimage and produced Ruutu – a collection of large hand-blown vases. This year, they add a hollow cast, ceramic editions and 500mm glass editions to the family – all of which are on show at the Wetterling Gallery. The brothers also created hand-blown glass flowers to put in them.”
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