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Habitus Loves… Stockholm Design Week

Scandinavia is a design hunter’s paradise, and Stockholm Design Week – with the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and events across the city – sets the tone for the coming year. We bring you our favourite products from 2013.

Small Black Vases

Created by: Nendo for David Design

Why we love it: Nendo founder, Oki Sato, was Guest of Honour at this year’s Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. With five product launches and a stunning installation, the prolific Japanese studio was hard to miss. We love their Small Black Vases collection for Swedish brand David Design, which transforms ordinary glassware into sculptural vases based on archetypal forms. The project continues Nendo’s work into creating 3-dimensional forms using wire.

Where you can get it: David Design 



Created by: Front for Stelton

Why we love it: Influenced by the Scandinavian weather and its effect on glass windows, Frost is a collection of hand-blown glassware with a frosty finish designed by Swedish design studio Front for Danish brand Stelton. Comprising a softly curved carafe, glasses, and ice bucket, the collection is sleek Scandinavian design at its best.

Where you can get it: Stelton 


The Woods

Created by: StokkeAustad and Andreas Engesvik

Why we love it: Another object inspired by the climate of Northern Europe, The Woods is a sculptural reflection on the changing colours and transparencies of Norway’s forests. The glass sculptures are available in two sets of seven trees, with spring represented by various greens, and autumn by pinks and greys. The designers say the work is purely decorative, an attempt to reduce the gap between craft and design.

Where you can get it: Andreas Engesvik





Created by: Claesson Koivisto Rune for Wästberg

Why we love it: Made from sand-cast recycled aluminium, this small pendant light comes from two Swedish design icons – Claesson Koivisto Rune (CKR) and Wästberg. In designing W131, CKR have taken a look at the softer side of industrial process – imperfections in the surface of the material are celebrated, and a textile cord brings added softness to the piece. We also love that this pendant is available in nine different colours.

Where you can get it: Euroluce



Created by: o4i for Blå Station

Why we love it:  The crumpled form of Dent has its origins in years of experimentation into moulding a double-curved 3D surface from regular veneer – a difficult process that results in irregularities and wrinkles in the material. When the designers realised that these irregularities could form the very foundation of the chair’s aesthetic, Dent was born.

Where you can get it: Chairbiz 



Created by: Alexander Lervik for Johanson Design

Why we love it:  Lucy is a graphic and ingenious antidote to unimaginative folding tables. Designer, Alexander Lervik, has created an attractive feature from the locking mechanism, and ingenious construction that ensures the legs lock into position when opened out or folded. The steel legs in combination with timber top and locking mechanism give Lucy a beautifully Scandinavian materiality.

Where you can get it: Forest For The Trees 


In Between

Created by: Sami Kallio for &Tradition

Why we love it: We love design that has a relationship to its surroundings, which is the premise behind this new chair by Swedish-Finnish designer Sami Kallio for &Tradition. In Between engages in a conversation with its environment by way of the negative spaces between the back and armrests. Its construction is also an interesting merging of traditional woodworking techniques and industrial processes.

Where you can get it: Great Dane Furniture




Designed by: Form Us With Love for One Nordic

Why we love it: Winner of the Form +1 Award for the best design of Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair this year, Levels is a clever little pendant lamp by Swedish studio Form Us With Love for online retailer One Nordic. The three-tiered lamp is created from interlocking spun metal forms, which collapse to create various configurations and for easy shipping.

Where you can get it: One Nordic