2021.07.07

This week the ambitious new restaurant Oxenstiernan opens in a beautiful and historical building dating back to the 18th century in Östermalm, central Stockholm. The brainchild of Swedish gallery owner and silversmith Sebastian Schildt, it’s dedicated to local and sustainable produce at every level. “In a sense it‘s much more than just a restaurant. I see it as a platform where we can inspire with local food and local design; a place which speaks to all senses, and really touch the visitors. With a restaurant I can also attract a younger generation that doesn’t necessarily visit galleries to the same extent anymore,” Schildt explains.

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2021.07.02

Mallorca-based architect Per Söderberg divides his time between architectural assignments and running his furniture brand No Early Birds, which recently celebrated 10 years. With a dedicated showroom in Stockholm, No Early Birds just launched its anniversary collection with furniture in exclusive materials. “When I started No Early Birds some ten years ago, the ambition was to create furniture that would become long lasting classics,” explains Söderberg about his first collection which is still in high demand today. “I thought through every step of the process from the beginning and I was never interested in one offs – if you make a collection of furniture they should support each other aesthetically as well as production wise,” he adds.

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2021.06.07

Swedish interior design company Jotex has launched an exclusive series of outdoor furniture in collaboration with architect Andreas Martin-Löf. ‘ASPVIK’ consisting of a chair, sofa, sun lounger, a deck chair and a table, is inspired by his grandparents’ summer house with the same name, where he spent his childhood summers. It is locally manufactured in Sweden by outdoor furniture producers Hillerstorp using Swedish, FSC-certified pine.

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2021.05.10

Interior decorator Lotta Agaton launches her first collection of furniture and a series of carpets with Swedish producer Layered. The collection includes a sofa and lounge chair as well as a padded bench and a number of carpets, all bearing the mark of Agatons pared down design aesthetic which has made her a house hold name in Scandinavia and beyond.

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2021.04.23

Launching this week, the Finnish furniture company Vaarnii aims to introduce “a new Finnish vernacular” using local materials and local makers – from specialised factories to individual craftsmen – which are all carefully introduced alongside the furniture pieces online. Their first range of furniture is completely made from uncultivated Scots Pine grown in the middle, north and north-east of the country, which is slow growing and thus more dense. Naturally occurring fractures are kept visible and filled with natural resin, staying true to Vaarniis values of honest and unconventional furniture making.

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2021.04.22

The Swedish/British furniture company Massproductions founded by Magnus Elebäck and Chris Martin has just launched a new webbshop with best-selling products as well as limited edition pieces. In connection with the launch, Massproduction unveils The Transparency Project, an initiative to investigate its environmental imprint.

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2021.03.22

Norwegian furniture company Vestre has launched a series of urban outdoor furniture designed by Note Design Studio. The collection Plinth which consists of outdoor bench and table, is made with the Vestre’s strong sustainable philosophy in mind.

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2021.03.09

British designer Faye Toogood is about to launch the studio’s first dedicated collection of homeware designs, aptly named Toogood Homeware. With over two years in the making, it will be available for sale in May, and follows the recent launch of the Fudge chair under the studio label. The new range is split between two capsules; Dough, which includes mugs, jugs, bowls and a platter, and Plough, two geometric throws. Highlighting the common ground of kneading in both baking and pottery, the ceramic pieces are hand shaped in the Toogood studio before being cast in earthenware and produced in Portugal.

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2021.03.01

Note Design Studio has continued their collaboration with Swedish carpet brand Ogeborg, this year focusing on their showroom rather than their fair stand. With an installation that lasts longer than a temporary stand, the overhaul is called The workshop and is a celebration of calm colours.

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