Swedish Designs – A Fascinating Architectural Treasure That Encourages Design

The Swedish architectural firm, incidentally, wasn’t exactly interested in furniture or the coffee table design. They simply wanted to name the fact that they were passionate about reclaimed wood (all the great Swedish designs have that: bird, wattle or rattan, not name) and that he wanted to have furniture made of reclaimed from demolished houses after modernisation. So when he started his designs, none of the companies looked anything like this local Swedish manufacturer.

Making furniture from reclaimed materials it was only natural to offer pieces made from what was formerly a textile warehouse. The challenge for Fritz Hansen was to combine all this with a design that allows objects to be light and fragile, and regardless of the environment. The product versatility was another thing that was considered an important aspect of the Hilda collection from Fritz Hansen. The design allows a small living room to have two tables with mini footrests each made of recycled fabrics.

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The wooden footrests on all three of the tables feature carefully placed cutouts that act as the legs. The tables look lovely when used with the waxed straw tops and the same holds true for the others besides the table. The base material for the second table comes from wood- scraps and is a lot more solid than the first table. The table is made of scrap wood and is created by hand, using a rotative molding method originally developed for railwork. The reclaimed wood is unified with resin and can be chosen by the client.

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Resonant with a modern twist and offering an interesting take on the traditional hanging farmhouse dining table, the Frick impresses with its refined simplicity. The simplicity of the form is accentuated by the use of lights, ingenious material treatments and the beautifully formed crystals to create stunning and poetic furniture designs.

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