2022.06.23

Vestre has built the most sustainable factory in the world. With The Plus, the Norwegian furniture producer has set a new gold standard for sustainable production – and is leading the way towards a greener shift.

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2021.11.07

How do artists explore the potential of materials and our natural elements? Bringing together a number of distinguished writers and thinkers from the Nordic region, the critical anthology Earth, Wind, Fire, Water investigates nordic craft and its relationship to our natural elements. The anthology is edited by Randi Grov Berger and Tonje Kjellevold and produced by the Nordic Network of Crafts Associations and Galleri F 15. It is published by arnoldsche Art Publishers.

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2021.11.07

Fifty years ago there were more than 50 glassworks in the region Småland, aptly labelled the “Swedish Kingdom of Crystal”. The rich heritage stems back to the 18th century and created a thriving industry beyond the Swedish boarders. Today there are only a few of the old glassworks left, but the industry is seeing a revival of a new generation of glass designers combining old traditions with new techniques and exciting forms. Creating a dramatic, yet subtle backdrop inspired by 19th century still life imagery, stylist Sophia Bratt and photographer Kristofer Johnsson pay hommage to the long Swedish tradition in a still-life exclusively produced for The New Era.

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2021.10.19

Do we still needed independent platforms? What role does a printed magazine fill in todays fast paced world? Has the growing reliance on social media as a marketing tool sparked a backlash? The exhibition Printed Matters, curated by The New Era Magazine, is a celebration of the printed magazine and the dedication it takes to make it come alive. It’s also a comment on the importance of the independent platform investing time and effort to publish work by established and new talent to make it available for a wider audience. 

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2021.08.26

Levi Di Marco is Head of Brand & Communication at Swedish producer Hem. We asked him to share his media diet – and the design topics occupying him right now.

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