W77 di Louise Tøt
At Stockholm Design Week 2014 Danish college TEKO presented the works of 12 students, among the more than thousand enrolled in their design and business courses. The focus of this year: innovation, aesthetics, durability and, especially, practical utility.
The projects on display span from a modern bench with the seat composed of woven wooden fiber, to a tea set inspired by the Japanese aesthetic, to a chicken cage for use in an urban setting, on the balconies of home.
We made our own selection. "W77" by Louise Tøt is an ergonomic stool that is anything but minimal, in spite of its linear appearance. The seat can in fact be taken off and used as a tool to carry out balancing exercises on the floor.
While Karen Toft revisits a classic that is evermore useful in today's limited living spaces, the writing cabinet. It's called "Secretaire" and is an homage to the architecture of Le Corbusier and to geometric graphics. Stimulating the desire to explore its interiors that can reveal new uses and dimensions.
But our favorite is wardrobe "Töjbox" by Michael Daae Christensen, and its simple and practical design. A piece of furniture that can adapt to any part of the house: placed against the walls with delicacy, but at the same time appearing to have always been there.
Photos via tekofurniture2014.blog.com © Jonas Lindström
Töjbox by Michael Daae Christensen
Stern by Rasmus Røpke
Secretaire by Karen Toft
Phine by Anne-Sophie Brandt
Mildred by Monique Consentino
Koruku by Britt Rasmussen
Join by Marie-Louise Larsen
Høns by Anker Bak
Buglife by Anders Engholm Kristensen
Bendy Bench by Anders Engholm Kristensen and Sarah Cramer
AT H3 by Asger Trøst