Soft Scandinavian minimalism – Menu A/S

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The Danish design company Menu A/S has presented some of their new products. It´s an elegant minimalistic style that they call soft minimalism, and I like the contrast between copper, marble, light grey and white.

Photo from and for more products/information: MENU A/S.

The Vipp Shelter, an industrial steel cottage

Who knew that Vipp would take the step to create a steel cottage? Surprising, innovative and a with a quite futuristic design, this 55 sqm galvanized steel-cabin is ready to order from their webshop. All things inside are Vipp-produced and included, even cutlery and bedding as well as furniture is taken care of. You just need to bring yourself, clothing and food and you are set to go.

Want more photos and information? See links below.

Floor plan from: http://www.vipp.com/en/shelter/

Photo above from: The Vipp Shelter, a step beyond prefab – emmas designblogg

A diamond made of seven men, Ruuto from Iittala

Beautiful vases from Iittala, Finland. The pieces are designed by the brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and made by Iittala. The name Ruuto means diamond in Finnish, which correspond to the sharp edges and the spectrum of colors in the glassware. The pieces is made by seven men in one day.

For me, the colors seem dreamlike and they remind me of 60-70´s glassware, but with more sophistication. I also like that they work as a single item, as well as a group constellation. Christmas is already over, but made a late Christmas gift to myself?

Photos from and read more: Iittala.com.

A chair made with love – IKEA/Form Us With Love

The swedish designstudio Form Us With Love has designed a chair in collaboration with IKEA. The chair is made of plastic and has a modern shape and is well tested for rigorous use. I like the simplicity in the design and I like the democratic factor with IKEA, good design at prices most people can afford. And their collaborations with leading designstudios is another step in the right direction.

Read more and photos from: En stol gjord med kärlek | Livet Hemma – IKEA.

Interior Design Fair Formex 2014 – Stockholm, Sweden

So, this week it has been Formex in Stockholm. It´s a fair that shows the latest trends in interior design twice a year. This time the main trends are pastel colors, a natural theme with a lot of wood, dark grey/black, luxury and drama with dark colors, velvet, leather as well as industrial influences, inspiration from the 50´s with neat furniture and graphic patterns. So it´s a mix where a lot of different styles are brought to the front but one thing is for certain; the black and white minimalistic trend that we have seen in recent years seems to be over for this time.

Photos: Susanne Ellingsworth/Expressen

Read more: http://www.expressen.se/leva-och-bo/formex-massan-har-ar-hostens-heta-trender/pastell 

Photo above: Pastel colors and furniture influenced by the 50’s.

Wood

Photo above: Natural theme with a lot of wood and natural colors, dark grey, brown, green.

Dark Fragrance

Photo above: Luxury and drama with dark purple, velvet, leather, silk and chandelier.

Housedoctor 50's

Photo above: Inspiration from the 50’s with a neat sofa from House Doctor.

Industrial

Photo above: Industrial inspiration with wallpaper looking like old, rusty metal. 

Kakel

Photo above: Last years trend with moroccan tiles has transformed to a more nordic pattern.

Textile 50's 

Photo above: Textile with graphics influenced by the 50’s.

Lighting from Rubn in Sweden

Minimalistic and industrial hand-assembled lighting from Rubn produced in Vittsjö, Sweden.

The New Classics: Lighting from Rubn in Sweden: Remodelista.

Mews by Barber & Osgerby – Domus Tiles

While browsing around I found these nice tiles designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby in collaboration with Mutina for UK brand Domus. Their hometown London served as inspiration in multiple ways. The tile collection has recently won Elle Decoration International Design Award and Wallpaper Design Award and has been shown at the Clerkenwell Design Week 2014.

I like the natural and harmonic colours of the collection and the small differences in nuances that makes it a vivid pattern but still elegant.

Photos: Domus Tiles UK

Read more: Mews by Barber & Osgerby | Domus Tiles, The UKs Leading Tile, Mosaic & Stone Products Supplier.

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