Beckman's College of Design student project

Beckmans College of Design presents six student furniture projects

Dezeen School Shows: a metal reinterpretation of a traditional rocking chair and a stool designed for a flexible working environment are included in Beckmans College of Design's school show.

Also featured is a seating collection designed to reference curved handwriting and a cabinet informed by furniture in myths and fairytales.


Beckmans College of Design

School: Beckmans College of Design
Courses: BA Product Design

School statement:

"All Thoughts Welcome is the result of this year's design collaboration between thirteen BA Design students at Beckmans College of Design and six Swedish furniture producers: Gärsnäs, Johanson Design, Källemo, Lammhults, Nola and Swedese.

"The students have worked in teams of two or three, creating a piece of furniture within a given brief, seeing their partner company's current collection through their own eyes."


A photograph of Verv, which is a metal reimagination of the traditional rocking chair

Verv by Fanny Axnér and Siri Boekhout in collaboration with Nola

"Verv was developed in a desire to introduce a rocking chair to an urban outdoors environment.

"Furniture adapted for the elderly often has many technical additions, and we asked ourselves: are these necessary? As rocking is proven to be therapeutic and good for our muscles, balance and blood circulation, we saw an opportunity to reinterpret a classic piece of furniture for a new context.

"Due to the many advantages of strong metal, we were able to experiment with very thin dimensions throughout the whole chair and play with contrast in its expression. Verv is generous without being clumsy, graceful but not frail, reflective of its environment yet vivid in its own form."

Students: Fanny Axnér and Siri Boekhout
Course: BA Product Design
Tutors: Morgan Rudberg and Peter Nylander
Email: fanny.axner[at]edu.beckmans.se and siri.boekhout[at]edu.beckmans.se


A photograph of O, a stool designed for flexible working with metal legs and a cream cushion

O by Elias Berg, Mikaela Midell and Felicia Mebus in collaboration with Lammhults

"Our aim when developing the 'O' stool was to design a piece of furniture that would align with the current more fluid work environment that has developed during the pandemic. We have strived to create a stool that doesn't feel stereotypical.

"The legs and the seat have been developed in separate processes, a method none of us were familiar with, and something that we thought might result in the pieces being incompatible, but when seeing the finished stool, we believe this is what gives our project excitement."

Students: Elias Berg, Mikaela Midell and Felicia Mebus
Course:
BA Product Design
Tutors:
Morgan Rudberg and Peter Nylander
Email:
elias.berg[at]edu.beckmans.se, mikaela.midell[at]edu.beckmans.se and felicia.mebus[at]edu.beckmans.se


A photograph of Sincerely Vaggeryd, which is a white stool informed by handwriting

Sincerely Vaggeryd by Tora Kirchmeier and Simon Mattisson in collaboration with Swedese

"Elongated to eternity, or abruptly cut off, Sincerely Vaggeryd is a modular furniture system reminiscent of cursive handwriting. The bench and two side table variants are varied in size and function, showcased here.

"Inspired by the rich heritage of Swedese's work with bentwood veneer, we had a desire to translate their classic design language into a new context.

"Sincerely is the result of experimentation with repetition, rotation, and combination of already existing press moulds, creating shapes completely detached from the purpose for which they were originally created."

Students: Tora Kirchmeier and Simon Mattisson
Course:
BA Product Design
Tutors:
Morgan Rudberg and Peter Nylander
Email: 
tora.kirchmeier[at]edu.beckmans.se and simon.mattisson[at]edu.beckmans.se


Sugar is a lounge chair made up of orange, brown and yellow padded cubes

Sugar by Rebecca Wiik and Emil Ahlgren in collaboration with Johanson Design

"Sugar is a lounge chair that focuses on using small individual pieces of upholstery to reuse waste material. Each side of the milled wood frames is connected by a set of padded cubes seemingly floating through the connecting laths."

Students: Rebecca Wiik and Emil Ahlgren
Course: BA Product Design
Tutors:
Morgan Rudberg and Peter Nylander
Email:
rebecca.wiik[at]edu.beckmans.se and emil.ahlgren[at]edu.beckmans.se


A photograph of KIimt, which is a white wooden bench

Klint by Dana Ferrazzini and Ida Simma in collaboration with Gärsnäs

"Klint is a bench based on simple design language. Working solely with wood, we wanted to emphasise the material's unique properties and the quality of craftsmanship.

"The curved seat became a key feature, adding distinct character to the bench. The use of interspaces has given Klint an airy and light expression. Klint is made of solid ash, designed for both home and public environments."

Students: Dana Ferrazzini and Ida Simma
Course: BA Product Design
Tutors:
Morgan Rudberg and Peter Nylander
Email: 
dana.ferrazzini[at]edu.beckmans.se and ida.simma[at]edu.beckmans.se


A photograph of Aslan, which is a wooden cabinet on tall legs

Aslan by Lina Blass and Maria Nyholm in collaboration with Källemo

"Aslan is a cabinet derived from fairytales and myths. Working with inner and outer space, different materials and finishes creates a piece of furniture full of contrast, surprise, and magic."

Students: Lina Blass and Maria Nyholm
Course: BA Product Design
Tutors:
Morgan Rudberg and Peter Nylander
Email: 
lina.blass[at]edu.beckmans.se and maria.nyholm[at]edu.beckmans.se

Images by Visual Communication BA student, Joel Eriksson.

Partnership content

This school show is a partnership between Dezeen and Beckmans College of Design. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.