Dezeen discussed the future of craft with lift manufacturer Aritco, designers Alexander Lervik and Fredrik Färg, and interior architect Marco Checchi, in this talk that took place during Stockholm Design Week.
Dezeen's editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs spoke to Swedish designer Lervik, Färg & Blanche co-founderFärg, and Studio Stockholm co-founder Checchi about how craft can be combined with technology and the role it will play in the homes and workplaces of the future.
The talk coincided with the announcement of a collaboration between Aritco and Farg & Blanche, which will be customising an lift with the theme of craft meets technology. It was held at Färg & Blanche co-founder Emma Blanche's great, great grandfather's historic Stockholm townhouse.
Lervik is a Swedish product designer based in Stockholm. He is the designer of the Aritco HomeLift, a design-led domestic lift that can be controlled with a smartphone. His work includes a watch with a perforated metal face and a spiky chair made of wooden rods that resembles a bed of nails.
Färg co-founded Stockholm-based design studio Färg & Blanche with Blanche. The duo is known for bringing experimental craft techniques to furniture design, and has worked with brands including BD Barcelona Design, Gärsnäs and Petite Friture. They have developed a technique for stitching fabrics directly onto wood, and created a samurai-inspired armchair that fused Bolon's vinyl flooring material with thermoplastics.
Interior architect Checchi is a co-founder of architecture firm Studio Stockholm, which has designed interiors for Uber's Stockholm headquarters and the offices of game developers Dice and EA Games.