Practical and Colorful Florinda

This colorful chair a perfect example of how different materials can be combined seamlessly in a product. Continue Reading ➝

The ‘Florinda’ Chair was created by talented Swedish designer Monica Förster. (She is not new to this blog, I’ve written about her unique paper lamp in this earlier post.) These vibrant colors are not very typical of Scandinavian design, however, this chair was designed for the Italian furniture manufacturer De Padova.

What I like about this chair is how materials with very different characteristics are combined seamlessly. Here, the solid beech wood frame is coupled with a painted ABS plastic seat and backrest, creating a unique, cheerful dining chair. Price is around $480.

Images © Monica Förster Design Studio / De Padova

RIALTO Dining Chair

This clever wooden chair was designed by renowned Swedish designer Peter Andersson for NC Nordic Care. According to the creator, it was inspired by the curves and angles of the Rialto bridge in Venice. Continue Reading ➝

This clever wooden chair was designed by renowned Swedish designer Peter Andersson for NC Nordic Care. According to the creator, it was inspired by the curves and angles of the Rialto bridge in Venice. It features an extended board on the back, which serves as a bag or coat hook.

Since its introduction in 2002, the chair has become a favourite of cafés and restaurants across Scandinavia. The product has both FSC and Möbelfakta environment and quality certificates. Price starts at around $370.

Like many other successful Scandinavian designers, Peter Andersson graduated at the famous Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, where he also returned later as a lecturer in furniture design.

 

Images © NC Nordic Care AB, Sweden 

SIRO+ Chair

The skillfully crafted SIRO+ chair was designed by Ilkka Suppanen and Raffaella Mangiarotti for the Finish design company Woodnotes. Continue Reading ➝

The skillfully crafted SIRO+ chair was designed by Ilkka Suppanen and Raffaella Mangiarotti for the Finish design company Woodnotes. The company’s main focus is on manufacturing special paper-yarn carpets – you can read more about this in my earlier post. But it seems, they also venture into furniture making, and they do it with style! This excellent Scandinavian chair is made of solid oak wood, and can be upholstered with Woodnotes’ special paper yarn fabrics, available in ten different colours. Starts at around $480.

Images © Sameli Rantanen / Woodnotes