Stockholm 2013: Swedish designers Claesson Koivisto Rune, Monica Förster and Folkform have collaborated with 400-year-old fine metals company Skultuna to produce this collection of brass objects.
Skultuna was founded in the Swedish town of the same name in 1607, and remains under royal warrant to produce fine metal objects such as chandeliers, candlesticks and cufflinks. In 2011, Venetian designer Luca Nichetto presented a series of brass bowls for the brand.
Other products launching in Stockholm this week include a collection of porcelain and wood pendant lamps and a chair that can be dressed up in an assortment of garments – see more products from Stockholm Design Week 2013.
Here's some more information from Skultuna:
Face wall hangers by Claesson Koivisto Rune
Face is a series of three wall hangers designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Skultuna. The wall hangers are cast in solid brass and highly polished to create an almost mirror like surface. The wall hangers are in the last stages of development and will be released during the spring of 2013. Skultuna is one of the oldest companies in the world, founded in the year 1607 as a brass foundry by King Karl IX.
Flower Pots by Monica Förster
Some time ago the Swedish design icon Monica Förster met up with Viktor Blomqvist, managing director of Skultuna and discusses a possible design cooperation. Skultuna is one of the oldest companies in the world, founded in the year 1607 as a brass foundry by King Karl IX. Staying true to the historic production methods of Skultuna, Monica Förster and her design studio came up with a series of three Flower Pots made in the very old method of metal spinning. Metal spinning is a production method that has been in constant use during the last centuries in Skultuna and makes it possible to make large round three dimensional objects out of sheet metal. The Flower Pots resemble classical pots made of terracotta with a small inclination in the lower part. The Flower Pots comes in three sizes and are made of highly polished brass plate.
Bookend by Folkform
The Bookend is the latest product from the red hot Swedish designer duo called Folkform. With its geometrical sharp shapes and the highly polished surface, the Bookend is a striking composition. The Bookend is in the last stage of development and will be released during the spring of 2013. Folkform consists of designers Anna Holmquist and Chandra Ahlsell that began their partnership in 2005. The Stockholm-based studio is already represented in the Swedish National Art collection and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo. Folkform has previously designed the popular candlestick Collage for Skultuna.