Every year, the Maison & Objet decor and design trade fair in Paris displays the work of six promising young designers as part of its Talents à la Carte initiative. For the next fair, which runs from 22 to 26 January 2016, the focus will be on Scandinavian design talent. Here are the six Scandi creatives you should keep your eyes on.
This Danish designer works with raw and natural materials. This approach can be seen in his Myx and Terroir lamps. His designs are displayed in the permanent collections of the Designmuseum Danmark and the Trapholt Museum.
This Danish former student of London’s well-known Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design enjoys working in what he calls ‘frozen moments’. For the Poured Bowls series, the designer uses mineral powder, water-based resin and a small amount of pigment, all of which is poured into in a mold. This makes each piece unique. His Poured Tables are made using the same process.
This Finnish designer likes to work in glass as she is fascinated by its relationship with light. She combines it with wood, metal or leather. She was awarded a string of prizes in 2011, including Finnish Talent of the Year at the 2011 Muoto gala in Helsinki. Her Oma floor lamp was included in Monocle magazine’s Homeware Top 25 in 2014.
The Icelander Sruli Recht previously worked with the British designer Alexander McQueen. His work features avant-garde, experimental technologies and innovative materials such as concrete, anthropodermic leather, horse hide, Kevlar, diamonds and whale skin.
The Kneip craft, design and art studio was created by Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud, graduates of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. These designers, who are strongly influenced by nature, create elegant wood and metal silhouettes.
Färg & Blanche
Founded in 2010, the Färg & Blanche French and Swedish design studio works regularly with well-known Scandinavian furniture brands and creates personal collections as well as works of art exhibited in galleries. They have collaborated with Comme Des Garçons on exhibitions in Tokyo, Seoul and Paris and have designed several exhibitions including 20 designers at Biologiska in 2011 and Inside Scandinavian Design in 2015.
Find out more about this upcoming fair at maison-objet.com.