Studio Mama: Re-Imagined, Nina Tolstrup

La designer Nina Tolstrup (à la tête de Studiomama, fondé avec son époux Jack Mama) dévoile à l'occasion du London Design Festival sa nouvelle collection de mobilier. "Re-Imagined" est un projet qui met en question la notion de ressources et nos attitudes vis à vis des rebuts, en "ré-utilisant l'existant". Designer Nina Tolstrup (who set up Studiomama with Jack Mama) unveils her new furniture collection during London Design Festival. "Re-Imagined" is a project that questions resourcefulness and waste, "re-using the existing".

Nina Toltstrup: It’s a wardrobe, it’s a divider

London-based Nina Tolstrup's design company Studiomama has created a pastel-hued wardrobe. The "Metamorphic" piece of furniture is made of solid maple wood, cedar wood -a natural repellent for insects- and canvas, equipped with unfolding doors, doubling up as a partition for large rooms. Inspiration came when the designer was looking for ways to reorganize their living/working space. "Instead of building walls and dividing the space up permanently, we found that this solution with a flexible and non-permanent screen to divide the space into two when needed gave us the opportunity to use our space in an optimal way," explained studio co-founder Jack Mama.

19 Greek Street, London

Londres accueille un nouveau lieu d'exposition dédié au design contemporain. La galerie 19 Greek Street propose, sur les six niveaux d'une maison de ville victorienne, les créations de studio de design internationaux, ainsi que la fine fleur du design brésilien du 20e siècle. A brand new "hub for contemporary design" just opened its doors in London. The 19 Greek Street Gallery exhibits, in a six-floor Victorian townhouse, international design studios and a rare selection of iconic 20th Century Brazilian design pieces.

Danish Crafts in Paris

Le Danemark est à l'honneur en cette rentrée : Danish Crafts (organisation-ombrelle pour les designers & artisans danois)  présente la trentaine d'objets que compte la nouvelle collection CC15, sous l'égide de Nina Tolstrup, à Maison&Objet du 9 au 13 septembre, tandis que le tabouret Granny de Jonas Klein (version contemporaine du tabouret de traite) y rejoindra l'exposition thématique "Couplicité". En parallèle, (...) The new Danish Crafts Collection,  CC15, will be launched at Maison&Objet (Sept. 9-13) in Paris - one of the world’s leading design fairs for professional buyers and manufacturers. Over thirty pieces made by  Danish designers, and curated by Nina Tolstrup (of Studio Mama's fame). The Couplicité exhibition, to be held at Maison&Objet at the same time, will display Jonas Klein's Granny stool - a modern take on the traditional milking stool. (...)