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Making Swedish minimalism meet Japanese aesthetics

Making Swedish minimalism meet Japanese aesthetics

Housed within a 1920’s former bank, Tokyo welcomes new boutique hotel designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune inspired by “aimai” (erasing borders) featuring a series of micro-spaces including a cafe, retail and fine dining.

What Did You Learn When Magnus Wästberg Was Here?

What Did You Learn When Magnus Wästberg Was Here?

Recently in Australia to visit Euroluce, Swedish lighting designer Magnus Wästberg brought with him copies of his lighting design manifesto, Lamps for Neanderthal Man.

The cloud like comfort of the Mariposa chair

The cloud like comfort of the Mariposa chair

Originally inspired by the classic Argentinian design, Swedish entrepreneur Lars Kjerstadius went on to dedicate 10 years of his life to perfect the fusion of the whimsical butterfly design and the comfort of a cloud for the Mariposa chair.

Keep Calm and <em>Carry On</em> – the Swedish stool

Keep Calm and Carry On – the Swedish stool

Introducing Move On, On Point and Carry On – a furniture trio designed by the Stockholm based architect and designer Mattias Stenberg.

Using Swedish customisation for commercial design with a Gap!

Using Swedish customisation for commercial design with a Gap!

The Gap Collection, from Sweden’s Swedese, is an all-around design favourite, and thanks to its unique customisation options is a perfect fit for any contemporary commercial fitout.

5 lessons from Swedish interior design

5 lessons from Swedish interior design

To honour the recent passing of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, we take a closer look at just what makes Swedish interior design so special.

The Story of Bolon

The Story of Bolon

Mandi Keighran sits down with Annica and Marie Eklund to reflect on a decade at the helm of iconic Swedish brand Bolon