With the world feeling so disjointed, it’s nice when things go on as usual – and in some cases improve. Beckmans College of Design has launched the ROOM SERVICE exhibition for Stockholm Design Week. The collaboration brings together 12 students from last year’s product design program with six of the leading Swedish furniture manufacturers to create a product design. Most of the furniture was geared towards the current home work situation that many of us are currently facing, particularly with an emphasis on ergonomics. You can visit the ROOM SERVICE exhibition in Superellipsen, Sergels Torg, 9.-13. See February 2021.
The handle chair, designed by Alice Lannfelt and Nataliya Khanenko in collaboration with Johanson Design, was used as an additional seat. The combination of armchair and stool is light and very comfortable thanks to powder-coated steel and a wool blend fabric. Use the handle alone in the office or in public spaces, or add it to a group of existing seating.
“During the project we found a common expression where the premise of the design was the interaction between the user and the furniture. For this reason we have designed two handles on the sides of the seat that make lifting the chair easier and emphasize its purpose. The handle chair is made of metal and textile, a timeless combination of materials that allows the expression of the piece to be changed by either changing the color, texture, or both. “
The Åsa Lounge was designed by Alina Piatanova and Arpie Amirians in collaboration with Storängen Design from white lacquered birch, wool, cotton and upholstery. The constant search for the ideal balance between hard and soft materials resulted in the creation of a bench with no front and back. Åsa welcomes you from every angle, is playful, versatile and will stand out from others.
“The idea of harmonizing the thin and fragile with the big and robust has inspired us to design a piece of furniture that challenges the idea of classic lounge seating. Åsa was developed in collaboration with Storängen Design, a small manufacturer of furniture that is sustainably sourced, classically designed and manufactured using a combination of traditional skills and modern techniques. “
Floor, designed by Elsa Frisén and Matilda Olsson Borg with the help of Källemo, is a sculptural side table that is inspired by the interactions between shape, material and volume. With solid ash and stained ash and Kolmård marble, the piece feels elevated and honest. The different surface levels have a strong visual effect in every room
“The side table was designed by Källemo, a family company based in Småland that makes furniture of high quality in terms of design and craftsmanship. Our project was guided and inspired by their heritage, values and expertise. “
Eos is a bedside table designed by Johanna Fosselius and Max Stjerna and supported by DUX. Functional and sculptural, its abstract form consists of levels and surfaces with hidden storage boxes. And Eos can also be used in other living spaces without a dedicated front or back. Natural materials such as oak oiled with wax, lindanäs limestone and black-stained ash give this piece with its beautiful proportions a familiar, pleasant feeling.
“DUX’s knowledge encompasses nearly a century of accumulated expertise in human living environments, with an emphasis on the bedroom. Their design legacy and focus on quality have been a huge asset in the collaboration. Eos is available in two versions, Tall and Wide, which are adapted to different DUX beds. “
Cael is a flexible laptop table for public spaces and was designed by Anna Rothlin and Emma Falkehed with the help of Kinnarps. The designers wanted to communicate movement through graphic expression, minimize materials and simplify the production process. The powder-coated steel table is easy to move and adapted to low seating, an optimistic design for today’s new offices.
“Cael was founded in collaboration with Kinnarps, who specialize in furniture for activity-based offices and schools. With the aim of making the best possible use of the company’s steel manufacturing expertise, we took our inspiration from the classic Kinnarps jig chair. “
Dag was designed by Gustav Winsth and Teresa Lundmark together with Gärsnäs and consists of solid beech, cold-hardened foam and wool blend, with comfort being the focus. The casual seating is intended for both private and social use. The upholstery and the wooden frame interact in a beautiful embrace of opposites. Dag’s open design can anchor a space without obstructing its flow.
“Gärsnäs’ experience in wood processing gave us the opportunity to create a detailed, yet simple construction from solid beech. In accordance with Gärsnäs’ renovation service, the day bed is made of separable materials to minimize the environmental impact and ensure sustainable aging. “
To find out more about ROOM SERVICE, visit beckmans.se. Check out room service at Superellipses, Sergels Torg, February 9-13.
Photos by Isak De Jong.