Swedese will unveil new products from the designers Monica Förster, Front, Thomas Sandell and a new textile by the Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi. Several of the products refer to the design heritage of Swedese’s founder Yngve Ekström, who believed modern Scandinavian design should focus on the user, and to Swedese’s long history of local and sustainable production. The characteristic bended wood and the simple, elegant forms that focus on function are visible in the collection, yet the new design feels very modern and future oriented.
Ekström also had a deep interest in music, poetry and art, so it was natural for Swedese to invite the Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi to design a new fabric for furniture and textile accessories. Monica Förster, who has designed five new products for Swedese, is also the creative director.
Front’s new Sofa Button had already won the Form Magazine Award at its launch during Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair in February. The wooden buttons can be used to attach different accessories.
Architect Thomas Sandell, meanwhile, has created a contemporary armchair Mino, inspired by the iconic Lamino, with an elegant combination of comfort and aesthetics.