Georg Collection | design Christina Liljenberg this year in Black! picture Trip trap
One of the things I pointed out when I visited the stands of the participating exhibitors at DesignTrade 2013 was the use of leather combined with wood or metal into new and reinvented products. Besides the use of materials, the design looked simple and familiar at first sight, as it has elements we all know. By the way they are constructed they emit a " what you see is what you get' and functionality has become a design element, which fits even now a year later! perfectly with this time.
Stool | Georg Collection | design Christina Liljenberg Halstrom for Trip Trap| picture Vosgesparis
Dorm Cabinet/Picture rails| More Collection | Ferm Living | picture Ferm Living
Ferm Living, used harness leather belts in their More collection |Clothes hanger| that also included fiber cardboard boxes with leather handles, we got one with a delicious breakfast in it when we were invited for breakfast. And I recently showed it on Instagram
The clothes rack was one of my favourites last year, and this month Ferm Living launched some additional product for the rack. More images at Label 1114
Clothes rails | DesignTrine Andersen | More Collection | Ferm Living
Boatswain chair| Ocean Going| Picture via Ocean going
Jesper Su Rosenmeier clothes hanger | Talent Street 2013| Picture Vosgesparis
Woven wood | Design Juan Cappa | Woodmatters 2013 | Picture Vosgesparis
With 'Wood matters' seven young designers of the Swedish school of Craft and Design at Steneby showcased their design. Designers from four different countries. Who all had one thing in common, the passion for wood. This passion led them all to a tiny place in the middle of the Swedish forest. There, at Steneby the School of Craft and Design, they worked and lived together and had the freedom to derived inspiration of nature, space and from each other.
Juan Cappa investigated traditional craft techniques related to weaving, caning, rushing and basketry, which has been the way of weaving since the beginning of civilisation and has strong significance related towards the connotation of hand made work. And this chair is the result of his personal investigation about the material and the traditional techniques
Were you at DesignTrade this month? What was your favourite?