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Nylon 05/02

Featuring two articles:
"Swede Relief" | "Studio Boss"

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"Swede Relief"
"Whether it's designing a Swedish McDonalds or the aptly-named "cornflake chair"(hard to describe, but it does appear to float above the ground like a corn flake that hasn't quite dropped into the bowl), Marten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune choose resolutely quirky projects and infuse them with an expressive, erudite sensibility. The threesome are connoisseurs of both the big picture and the small detail, and consider their environments "Gesamkunstwerken"- total works of art, from the architecture to the furnishings. David Shearer, the founder of Totem, has deemed the internationally renowned trio "the Swedish triumvirate of contemporary design" and invited them to renovate his Totem Tribeca showroom this month for their first retrospective. On these pages are some of their best work."

Manufacturers shown:
Artifort
Asplund
David Design
Offecct
Swedese
Sculptor Candles
Mole Listening Pearls


Nylon December / January 2000

Nylon December / January 2000

Nylon December / January 2000

Nylon December / January 2000
Nylon December / January 2000

"Studio Boss"
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"Concentrating on color, sensuality, forms and lines, the Totem space evolved by adding the appropriate accessories. Everything fits together "almost methodically- just like an outfit," says stylist Brain Fichtner, who put the room together with assistant Christina Gonzalez. "There is a clear concept without giving way to the simple trends." Low, curvaceous, contemporary pieces emphasize the high ceiling, making the space look larger. "A lot of people live in small apartments in New York City, and it's important that you don't feel claustrophobic. You must make the tiny space a getaway from all the craziness." The profile includes a lavender Artifort Mushroom chair by Pierre Paulin; dot carpet by Pia Wallen for Asplund; and the David Design She coffee table by Johanna Egnall. Deep design roots reference the '60s through the '80s with pieces reissued in exact specifications to the originals. A vital ingredient for Fichtner? The sushi platter. "It's a contemporary twist on an Asian aesthetic." Included in this inspirational mix is artwork by UC Graphics from the Room Service, Volume 2 CD by Mole and silk with faux fur design work by Chris Ferebee. The wool- blend Artifort chaise by Geoffrey Harcourt says it all. "I imagine someone lying back on this listening to Miles Davis," says Fichtner"

Nylon December / January 2000

Nylon December / January 2000

 
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