creative spaces :: stockholm furniture fair
Katie | March 7, 2012
This week’s creative spaces post is a little different from usual in that it’s not one person’s space, but rather a collection of all the great products I saw at the Stockholm Furniture Fair designed for creative people’s working environments. I believe that the space you work in inherently affects the way you work, so it was great to see so many creative and interesting products for this area.
I loved the neo cable on this Aspeqt light, a subtle nod to the trend in an otherwise quite utilitarian object.
It was really interesting to see so many iterations of the humble desk. 2880 by Anders Serrander and Hampus Rendmar (top left) provided a modular solution with endless configurations. Gaia workspace by David Bruer, Vanessa Bui, Alexander Littorin, Johan Netzler and Filip Sundblad for EFG (top right) was one of my favourites. The pod can be arranged to suit to individual user, or indeed their current task, and pods can be attached together to form temporary group spaces. Minimal workspace by Fredrik Paulsen (bottom right) is designed to be moved around the home to suit different requirements at different times and this sleek solution from Deskstore (bottom left) enables you to have a desk in even the tightest of spaces.
My new favourite colour even made it into office spaces, with people really starting to pick up on the positive effects of being connected to nature while you work. Some pieces literally brought the outside in like Communication Lungs, part of the Anatomy of Organisations exhibit (top left), Soundwave Geo by Ineke Hans (bottom right) and Layer by Laufer + Keichel (bottom left). But sometimes a pop of a lovely grass green is all it needs, as Piece by Edsbyn (top left) shows.
Again very modular and flexible, I loved this new range called OFC SPS (shorthand for Office Surprises) made up of Cage, Piknik, and 75-46-42. All made from other things and adapted for office use, they have an industrial feel but they’re more useful than traditional office furniture. Piknik is on wheels so it can be moved to where-ever it’s needed and includes a light and a laptop power point. Two ‘Cages’ can be pushed together to create an intimate meeting space. And 75-46-42 can be a stool, work seat or lounge bench, or even a table, depending which on way up you put it.
Storage is bringing a bit of fun into working environments with these colourful and sometimes slightly wacky offerings; (clockwise from top left) Bisley; Storage Unit by Mathilda Bjorklund from Linkopings University; Noki Lock by Marc Michels and Made In Smaland.
And finally no self-respecting creative’s working space would be complete with some gorgeous stationery, trust Marimekko (top left and bottom right) and Hay (top right and bottom left) to get the stationery geek in all of us excited…
Which is your favourite ? Do you know of anyone else making really interesting office furniture? I’d love to hear from you.
Further reading for the especially geeky:
- creative spaces :: nancy & betty
- creative spaces :: heather jenkinson interiors
- creative spaces :: raw
- creative spaces :: woop studio