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Above: Beckmans College of Design exhibiting designers at Stockholm Design Week 2022 1 Tora Kirchmeier and Simon Mattisson/ 2 Fanny Axnér and Siri Boekhout / 3 Emil Ahlgren and Rebecca Wiik/ 4 Dana Ferrazzini and Ida Simma/ 5 Lina Blass & Maria Nyholm / 6  Elias Berg, Mikaela Midell & Felicia Mebus

Thirteen BA design students from Beckmans College of Design have collaborated with six renowned Swedish furniture producers for a show running February 7-12 for Stockholm Design Week 2022.

The collaboration, titled All Thoughts Welcome, sees the final year students from Beckmans' product design course work closely with Gärsnäs, Johanson Design, Källemo, Lammhults, Nola & Swedese.

STOCKHOLM DESIGN WEEK 2022: BECKMANS COLLEGE OF DESIGN

Students Elias Berg, Mikaela Midell and Felicia Mebus worked with Lammhults to create O, a stool for fluid working environments. The thought process behind the design was to create something that suited the new way of working in the pandemic era but had a sense of fun and whimsy. The team writes: 'We aimed to create a stool that wouldn’t feel stereotypical. The keywords during the process have been charming, unique and sculptural, which is manifested in the legs and the stools’ specific spiral stacking.'

Johanson Design collaborated with students Emil Ahlgren and Rebecca Wiik to make Sugar, an upholstered chair that explores the tension between material and volume. 'By dividing the textile pattern into smaller volumes we could fit them individually and be able to use small pieces of textile that would otherwise be thrown away,' explain the students. 'The hidden construction creates tension between the chubby textile blocks and the elegant wood, the cushions seemingly float through the frames.'

Aslan by Källemo and students Lina Blass and Maria Nyholm is a cabinet inspired by fairytales, myths and legends, specifically The Chronicles of Narnia.  Klint by Gärsnäs and students Dana Ferrazzini and Ida Simma is a bench with a curvey seat made solely with wood.

Swedese collaborated with students Tora Kirchmeier and Simon Mattisson to create Sincerely, Vaggeryd. The collaboration saw the students take existing moulds to bend wood veneer and use them to create a collection of modular furniture. The final project, Verv by Nola and students Fanny Axnér and Siri Boekhout seeks to introduce the rocking chair to outdoor urban environments. Axner and Boekhout write of the project: 'We saw an opportunity in trying to work natural human motion into the mechanics of our chair, and by doing so, encouraging the strength of the body’s internal engine and increasing movement. Our process has been defined by trying to bring gentle values out of a rough material. Due to the many advantages of strong metal, we were able to experiment with very thin dimensions throughout the whole chair and play with contrast in its expression.'

All Thoughts Welcome by the students of Beckmans College of Design runs February 7-12 at Alma, Nybrogatan 8, Stockholm. Visit the Stockholm Design Week 2022 website for more information about this year's event.

Image credits: photography Joel Eriksson

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Above: Beckmans College of Design exhibiting designers at Stockholm Design Week 2022 1 Tora Kirchmeier and Simon Mattisson/ 2 Fanny Axnér and Siri Boekhout / 3 Emil Ahlgren and Rebecca Wiik/ 4 Dana Ferrazzini and Ida Simma/ 5 Lina Blass & Maria Nyholm / 6  Elias Berg, Mikaela Midell & Felicia Mebus

Thirteen BA design students from Beckmans College of Design have collaborated with six renowned Swedish furniture producers for a show running February 7-12 for Stockholm Design Week 2022.

The collaboration, titled All Thoughts Welcome, sees the final year students from Beckmans' product design course work closely with Gärsnäs, Johanson Design, Källemo, Lammhults, Nola & Swedese.

STOCKHOLM DESIGN WEEK 2022: BECKMANS COLLEGE OF DESIGN

Students Elias Berg, Mikaela Midell and Felicia Mebus worked with Lammhults to create O, a stool for fluid working environments. The thought process behind the design was to create something that suited the new way of working in the pandemic era but had a sense of fun and whimsy. The team writes: 'We aimed to create a stool that wouldn’t feel stereotypical. The keywords during the process have been charming, unique and sculptural, which is manifested in the legs and the stools’ specific spiral stacking.'

Johanson Design collaborated with students Emil Ahlgren and Rebecca Wiik to make Sugar, an upholstered chair that explores the tension between material and volume. 'By dividing the textile pattern into smaller volumes we could fit them individually and be able to use small pieces of textile that would otherwise be thrown away,' explain the students. 'The hidden construction creates tension between the chubby textile blocks and the elegant wood, the cushions seemingly float through the frames.'

Aslan by Källemo and students Lina Blass and Maria Nyholm is a cabinet inspired by fairytales, myths and legends, specifically The Chronicles of Narnia.  Klint by Gärsnäs and students Dana Ferrazzini and Ida Simma is a bench with a curvey seat made solely with wood.

Swedese collaborated with students Tora Kirchmeier and Simon Mattisson to create Sincerely, Vaggeryd. The collaboration saw the students take existing moulds to bend wood veneer and use them to create a collection of modular furniture. The final project, Verv by Nola and students Fanny Axnér and Siri Boekhout seeks to introduce the rocking chair to outdoor urban environments. Axner and Boekhout write of the project: 'We saw an opportunity in trying to work natural human motion into the mechanics of our chair, and by doing so, encouraging the strength of the body’s internal engine and increasing movement. Our process has been defined by trying to bring gentle values out of a rough material. Due to the many advantages of strong metal, we were able to experiment with very thin dimensions throughout the whole chair and play with contrast in its expression.'

All Thoughts Welcome by the students of Beckmans College of Design runs February 7-12 at Alma, Nybrogatan 8, Stockholm. Visit the Stockholm Design Week 2022 website for more information about this year's event.

Image credits: photography Joel Eriksson

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