Swedish design institute Konstfack sent an envoy of their students to Stockholm's 2010 Furniture Fair, armed with a fresh slew of great design projects which we thought we'd share with you today.
The group, all studying for their Masters degree, showed an eclectic mix of furniture created as the result of three assignments; one about a memory, one concerning journeys and a third related to 'a personal space in the woods'.
We loved Johanna Landin's bold 'Braid Lamp' that had a cosy, cartoonish practicality about it, and the meticulous construction of Peter Svessen's 'Ends Meet' cabinet told a beautiful story of systems and layer building.
M.E. was also charmed by, and empathised with, the story behind Sophia Lithell's Shaker:
"I use a chair to hang my clothes on before going to bed. Eventually they build up and become a big pile. I want to unburden my chair and give the pile of clothes it’s own space. With inspiration from the craftsmanship of the Shakers I made a rocking clothing stand" she says of her piece.
Other stand-out designs for us were Evelina Johansson's Retracting Lamp - a rolling lamp that you can also plug a couple of electrical devices into (handy!) and Ulrika Blom's brilliant hanging 'Price Label Chair' which frankly, looks absolutely ripe for production and sale in its concept form...