Xile by Mats Karlsson

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Stockholm Design Week: Xile, a flexible tunnel designed by Swedish designer Mats Karlsson, is one of three winners of the Forum AID Award 2008, announced in Stockholm on Tuesday.

The plastic product, which won the awards' interior design category, can be used indoors or outdoors and is expandible.

The Forum Aid Awards are organised by Swedish architecture and design magazine Forum Aid.

The other two categories, for architecture and for design, were won respectively by 3XN Architects from Denmark, and Danish designers Komplot. 3XN won for their Ørestad College project (pictured below; see our earlier story for more pictures and information).

Komplot won the design category for their Nobody chair for Danish furniture brand Hay, which is made of recycled water bottles (pictured below; more details in our previous report on the project).

The Forum AID awards are for projects by designers in Nordic countries.

  • http://www.pietterlansens.be Pietter Lansens

    Was the Xile not exhibitioned on the Interieur 06-Expo in Kortrijk (Belgium)?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vindesign/2069718189/

  • xtiaan

    those lights are sexy!

  • SeBo

    I really like the design. Nice!

  • http://www.interieur.be Dieter Van Den Storm

    Yes, this tunnel was exhibited for the first time outside Sweden during Interieur06 in Kortrijk, Belgium. During ten days Mats Karlsson worked hard on building this tunnel, connecting two exhibition halls. Spectacular!

  • Rin

    That must be the most beautiful tunnel I’ve ever seen. Wonderful creation! ^_^

  • pharmz

    xile…..

    …if you know something about origami and traditional japanese teahouse….

    http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk315/pharmzzzz/teahouse.jpg

  • 夜绮神木子

    can someone tell me how we do the architectural origami!!!!!!!!!!

  • kai

    any idea of type of plastic it has been use in to the design?

  • Jared

    Polypropolene – this is informative…
    http://hedvigandersson.com/Webbplats/Xile.html