Three Swedish designers, Lina Huring, Maria Johansson and Helena Svensson are showing 'The Fragile Collection' at Milan's Nhow Hotel in Via Tortona during the Salone del Mobile.
Their show is a selection of unique, and might we add, rather beautiful objects, inspired by the antique, the balance of form and the trophies we collect.
Huring and Johansson, (independent furniture designers who met at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2007, and are part of the design collective 'HeadOffice' in Stockholm together) have been drawn to create objects that celebrate the balance of form and epochs of design - like tokens that hold stories and tension between shapes.
'Trophy Table' is a little porcelain table occupying the space somewhere between a decorative object and a table. Like a trophy, shiny and cold with hand painted decor that tells stories of adventures in the deep forest, we like the balance between its adorned preciousness and chunky basic form.
'Poise Light' and 'Reeling Bowl' are both most obviously concerned with balance; one as a precarious holder and another perfectly constructed to carry a lightsource.
Helena Svensson's 'For Every Little Thing' is a transparent piece of furniture intended to work a bit like a museum of 'you'. Opposites (such as open and closed; concealed versus visible) separate the elements not normally shown or seen in a home. Objects that otherwise receive no attention are highlighted rather like a classical plinth.
'The Glass Collection' is a smooth and tactile three-piece glass carafe. Together these pieces create a symbiosis and become a combination between an everyday product and a sculptural object.