Alexander Lervik has been one of Sweden’s leading designers for almost 20 years. His quest for innovation speaks louder than the passion for creating beautiful objects. His stand at the London Design Festival this year will be inspired by Scandinavian light, and the centrepiece will be the Aritco HomeLift, the world’s first design-led domestic lift, which he developed for award-winning Swedish lift specialist Aritco.
Friends & Co’s latest client Nulty is a mighty yet nimble, award-winning lighting design consultancy working with some of the world’s foremost architects and interior designers in a variety of industries from hotels and hospitality, to residences and retail. Collaboration and team work are at the heart of Nulty’s practice. Improving life through light, no matter what the scale, is its goal. A Nulty project is defined by its originality and attention to detail. Founder Paul Nulty talks us through his high standards, processes, ambitions and the magic of working with light.
Furniture designer Sebastian Cox, Friends & Co’s newest client, founded his eponymous workshop and studio in Greenwich, London in 2010. We first met him in 2011 at the Wood Awards when his career was taking off after he was named Outstanding Design Winner. Sebastian believes that traditional techniques can be combined with respectful inventiveness, renewable materials, and new technology to design and make the furniture of the future without nostalgia or sentimentality.
Swedish design duo Färg & Blanche presented ARMOUR mon AMOUR, an exhibition showcasing their new collection of furniture, sculptures and light installations, at 13th-century church Teatro Arsenale during Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan last month. Their spectacular exhibition was also used as a backdrop for the launch of Swedish Design Moves. This initiative, led by Visit Sweden in collaboration with Architects Sweden, the Association of Swedish Fashion Brands (ASFB), The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture (TMF), and Svensk Form, will promote Swedish architecture, design and fashion around the world for the next four years. We caught up with Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche post-Milan for a debrief on the design event of the year.
- March 23, 2017
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Last week we returned from the sixth edition of Design Days Dubai, billed as the Middle East’s only annual fair dedicated to collectible, modern and contemporary design. The event was hosted for the first time in the rapidly evolving Dubai Design District (d3), and this year’s exhibitors numbered over 50, including many prestigious international galleries. […]
Dedicated entrepreneur Markus Benz qualified as a lawyer before his family, the famous furnishing family Benz, acquired Walter Knoll in 1993. He restructured the company before becoming CEO and Managing Director in 2001. Markus was a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007 and has been a board member of inter-disciplinary think tank Meisterkreis since 2014.