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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Fifty years from now: Staffan Holm

Staffan Holm
Staffan Holm (1977- ) is a Swedish designer working with interior architecture, industrial design and furniture design. After graduating from the School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden, he opened a studio there in 2008.

Holm was trained as a furniture carpenter, so his approach is demonstrates traditional craftsmanship, but his interest in high-tech manufacturing techniques results in a very modern take on design, which I think will become the new classic.

Holm says about his work:

My fascination has always been about the poetry of crafts as well as of the wonders of new technology since they are both essential ingredients for the development of society. For me, really great design have [sic] never been all about the practical functions, but more about the emotional ones, more about commitment and attachment. Art or design? Well, does it really matter? All I know is that mass produced artifacts seldom really get the chance to root in our lives before new ones take their place. We need get attached and fall in love, head over heels. 

From and

Newton coffee table (with Dan Sunaga)

Grace chairs

Split table

Branch chair

Spot side table

Spin tables

Tete-a-tete peppermill

Staffan Holm - Short doc about furniture design

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