Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Stockholm furniture fair 2015

This time the Stockholm furniture fair felt even more special than the past editions. This year my beautiful and amazingly talented friend and designer Alexandra Gonçalves was exposing her Naturally collection there.
Some leaves and stalks can live for a long time after the plant completes its circle of life. Thinking about the Lunaria this marks the start point from her collection. Lunaria is a common plant growing in our gardens. At the end of life forms seed pods which then flake away revealing silver disks. This fragile constitution - holding a thin white skin - is what catch the eye from Alexandra and what made her design this collection. A delicate black structure of stainless steel creates the shape of the furniture. Then, the combination of wood and a white lacquered metal sheet, gives the function to each piece - a cabinet, a drawer, a center table, a lamp and a pouf form the collection.
All together gorgeous. My favorite the lamp. That from the very first time I saw it I baptised as "butterfly lamp". 

Further there where so many beautiful items exposed. My favorite trend?  Leather. No I'm not and I've never been the leather couch type. But leather in a butterfly chair, leather as a magazine holder or as furniture handles? Yes!!! I'm in!!! 
Another good example is this Ladder Light designed by the in Toronto based studio M-S-D-S. The ladder light is an unusual wall-hung lamp that casts light across the surface and is made from an alluring combination of copper and leather.  This way the Canadian duo meant to take away empty walls, creating an unique atmosphere to the interiors.

Another one is the beautiful collection from Ilse Crawford for IKEA. I wrote about it in the previous post.

Definitely one of my favourites are this gorgeous and simple yet complex wooden hangers from Skagerak.dk.
The George Hangers with (yes here it is again) a leather strap are like twins that need to be together to perform their best. A working relationship in a casual balancing between natural materials that patinate and optimise over time.
They just stole my heart! And actually to beautiful to kept them hidden with coats.

La Lampe Gras has been around since 1921 and with only a few years to go to complete a century a definitely must have. But which one ;-)?

I also got the chance to follow a lecture about how to stay creative? I would say do more of what makes you happy, surround yourself with beautiful things and inspirational people, create your own style, your own vision and dare to be yourself!

String love. Styled by Lotta Agaton

By Lassen

Fotos ByLendaLia


  1. Leuke post amiga! Vooral die By Lassen kastjes zijn super gaaf! xoxo

  2. Dank je wel vriendin! Ja leuk zijn ze, he? Ik zou van alles wat willen hebben.Jij niet? x