I’ve been taking a look at Swedish designer Cecilia Lundgren and her latest collection. Her work will be seen at Salone Del Mobile in Milan, 22 – 27 April but for those of us that can’t make the trip here is a preview:
Greener Grass: Her new sofa, Greener Grass, suggests that we can either look upon life from a rather greyish perspective – or from a more colourful one. We simply choose that for ourselves. It takes but a fraction of our lifetime to observe the furniture, though its design speaks of eternity.
Mr Buongiorno: So often things in our daily lives things are not quite how we expected them to be! The aim of this piece was to interpret, with a wink, the philosophy of human life into a mundane object and thereby associating it with a character, all whilst it is preserving its original identity and function. Mr Buongiorno is developed by Cecilia Lundgren, Julia Bühler and Marten Helwig.
Vika: Vika is a coffee table inspired by the Japanese paper folding art Origami, hence the name Vika means “fold” in Swedish. Even though the table’s shape is very complex, it is actually formed by a folded rectangle with one cut in each corner. Vika is made of white lacquered aluminium representing that the art of Origami originally used thin and fragile paper.
Passepartout: Passepartout is a shelf inspired by walls full of frames and paintings. The shelf contains different kinds of modules with magnets built-in on each side and this function offers endless and creative possibilities of matching and building the shelf according to the users needs, just like paintings on the wall – only the imagination limits the final effect.