Iittala celebrates Tapio Wirkkala 100 years Anniversary in 2015 by bringing many of the productive designer’s work back to production. We’ll see some new pieces of Ultima Thule, Ovalis vase, Tapio and Gaissa as well as the colorful Anniversary 2015 bottle with numbered pieces.
2015 marks 100 years since the birth of Tapio Wirkkala. Wirkkala designed a significant proportion of his work for Iittala. To honor the great designer, Iittala will be highlighting some of the familiar objects Wirkkala designed for everyday use, as well as some rare short series of his work. Read More
Home tour | This home went from a damp and dark “cigar box” to a modern and stylish family retreat. Entirely rebuild & transformed into an uber cool family home by a family in Denmark. A complete rehabilitation resulted in a home that masterfully combines tradition and modernity. The house was renovated with respect for the original format and essence of the house.
The house was designed by architect Børge Christensen in 1962 The facade is made more convenient with white brick walls and Eternit. The house meets all the requirements to live just a little outside the town in a really nice house with lots of private space and lovely garden. View more images and read about the renovation and complete transformation here on Bolig magasinet. Read More
Funky Doris releases in collaboration with photographer Nina Ruud and stylist Per Olav Sølvberg these new beautiful photos. Funky Doris has allready an uncomplicated, warm and humorous style and the photographer and the stylist were given free rein in the process. I think the result is magical!
Funky Doris is a young Norwegian brand, founded by Tove Trydal and Grethe Bjørk. Their collections are inspired by Scandinavian design from the 50 – 60 and 70’s. Funky Doris philosophy is simple; they want us to surround ourselves with charming everyday products in long lasting qualities. They also want to be sure that they are taking proper account of the environmental and working conditions where their collections are made and have visited the factories in India. Funky Doris provides a range of wonderful mix of nostalgia, retro charm and humor. Read More
Look who is turning 60 next year! The stackable Series 7™ chair earned Arne Jacobsen and Republic of Fritz Hansen a prominent place in design history. In 2015 the Series 7 chair celebrates its 60 years anniversary. Fritz Hansen will mark the occasion by making two special editions of the chair only available in 2015.
60 year after its launch, the Series 7 is as current as ever. Inspired by the original colour palette designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1968, Fritz Hansen has created two jubilee models in special colours. The two anniversary editions of the Series 7 chair celebrate the diversity of contexts that Arne Jacobsen’s iconic chair has performed in during its first 60 years of life – from MoMA in New York to Centre Bakery in Tokyo. A masculine edition with a dark blue lacquer shell and powder-coated burnished legs. And a feminine edition dressed in pale pink lacquer with 24-ct gold-plated legs. Read More
Home tour | Beautiful home with grey walls. The neutral color scheme creates a modern and cozy feel. The bed and couch are also kept in grey tints, which make the rooms look very peaceful. The black kitchen and the marble floor are really amazing. I love all the green plants and lovely details in every room which gives the home a modern and edgy yet timeless and classic impression.
Iittala Ruutu vase - a delicate and simple vase made by mouth blown glass designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. The fluidity and vibrant feel of the mouth blown glass creates the delicate character for the new collectible vase. Ruutu might be simple in shape but it takes the most skilled craftsmen in the glass factory to produce.
Ruutu, which means diamond or square in Finnish, is a collection of 10 vases available in five sizes and seven colours. When collected and combined, they make small seamless installations where both the strength and the delicate nature of the glass come alive. Like Ittala’s iconic Alvar Aalto collection, Ruutu is also created in Iittala’s Finland factory. However, where the Aalto vase embodies an organic form, Ruutu follows strict form and makes a perfect collectible. Read More