Each edition of Maison et Objet has its crop of promising young names in the field od interior design. In January, “Talents à la Carte” showcases the nex generation of Scandinavian designers. Through lights and minimalistic forms, meet these emerging talents at Maison et Objet:
Jonas Edvard – Denmark
Katriina Nuutinen – Finland
Born in 1983 in Finland, Katriina Nuutinen is already a big name in the country, with a particular passion for glass and ceramics. Combined with wood, metal, leather and fabric, her favorite materials give rise to ethereal light fixtures, sensual home accessories, and sophisticated furniture pieces. The Oma Floor lamp is one of the TOP 25 home accessories selected by the magazine Monocle. The Vakka leather nesting boxes are already being distributed by Ligne Roset. Katriina Nuutinen has found her signature.
Studio Kneip – Norway
Swedish designer Fredrik Färg and French designer Emma Marga Blanche founded their studio in Stockholm in 2010. Nurtured by the former’s penchant for fashion and the latter’s artistic vein, FÄRG &BLANCHE experiment with innovative combinations of materials and open new horizons for a couture spirit. Halfway between an artisan workshop and a design studio, the duo combines the exclusivity of handmade goods with the prerequisites of industrial manufacturing. Their furniture is covered in leather – the Succession stool – or fabric – the F.A.B. line – and combines wood and tailoring as in the Wood Tailoring collection. The pair’s experimental DNA has won over Swedish brands such as Gärsnäs, Zero and Design House Stockholm. Their RE-cover chairs have been added to the collections of the National Museum in Stockholm.
Troels Flensted – Denmark
After studying design in Denmark, the young Scandinavian talent continued his training at Central Saint Martins in London, from which he graduated in 2014. He returned to his homeland to found his studio. He explores the reactions of materials and colors produced during the manufacturing process. In this melting pot of inspiration and creation, he freezes singular effects and preserves their accidents. The materials obtained are shown on large decorative surfaces. Such as the Poured collection of side tables, made from a mixture of acrylic powder, water based resin and pigments for a result similar to travertine.
Studio Kneip – Norway
Somewhere between art and design, Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud’s abstract objects show like works of art. Among their sources of inspiration: nature and craftsmanship. The Norwegian duo collects wood in the heart of the forests to dry it and work with it with great attentiveness. They take the same approach with abandoned materials, which they recover to give them new life, such as copper, exploring its oxidation. From this close relationship with materials emerge minimalist creations somewhere between mobiles and sculptures. They have been exhibited in Milan, London, Berlin, Vienna, New York and Paris.