Designer’s approach to climate change

Norwegian wood

by Thomas Olsson

Celebrating ten years in business, design duo Anderssen & Voll are aiming to update the image of Nordic design. In this year’s Design Bar they are including a real fragrant pine.

The art of saving the world

by Carolina Söderholm

Furniture of crayfish shells and space suits with built-in photosynthesis. Material research combines science and design, often with spectacular results. Carolina Söderholm explains some of the latest experiments.

Environmental fairness

by Victor Schultz

It is finally time for the Stockholm Furniture Week. Form spoke with twelve participating designers about their new releases and asked them to share their views on sustainable design.

Design Neuroses

by Nils Forsberg

Straight angles are threatening and create stress, while rounded lines give a sense of well-being, according to neurological research. Yeah right, says Nils Forsberg.

Beauty in the void

by Carolina Söderholm

Ceramicist Gunilla Maria Åkesson’s cylindrical objects are the result of endless experiments and mindful mishaps. Her goal is to lose control and find unexpected effects in the glaze.

Demolition derby

by Ylva Frid · illustrations: Erik Lefvander

In the early 20th century, Kiruna was a Swedish Klondike. A hundred years later, the city built around the mine is being moved – including Arthur von Schmalensee’s magnificent City Hall. Ylva Frid and Erik Lefvander report from the borderland between old and new Kiruna.

King of the forest

by Ulla-Karin Höynä

Interior architect and designer Tapiio Anttila was recently honoured with Finland’s finest design award. The name Tapio means “king of the forest” – fitting for a designer whose material of preference is wood.

Pink punk

by Emilia Engblad Béranger

She’s been a psychedelic icon since the early 1970s, founded the Fashion and Textile Museum in London and was dubbed by the Queen for her achievements as a fashion designer. Emilia Engblad Béranger meets the one and only Dame Zandra Rhodes.

Men who hate women

by Susanne Helgeson · illustrations: Emma Hanquist

Miserable corporate culture, discriminatory divisions and belittling behaviour – is that a side of the design industry that we choose not to see? And how does it harmonise with our current definition of quality? Susanne Helgeson has a think.

A first stop for designers

As designers, we are not always aware of how to protect our products. The issue may only first arise once a product has reached a certain level of success and it becomes apparent that someone else has designed a similar or identical product. In such situations, it is often difficult to know one's rights and how to act upon them. To initiate an often drawn-out court process with uncertain outcome can feel like a big step to take.

Hot dog makeover

The new stand in Aarhus does not impress

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