Butiken Republiken, Stockholm

Butiken Republiken is a newly started design boutique and showroom in Stockholm. Their first exhibition,  “To the Wild”, our will open as part of Stockholm Design Week and will continue to the end of February. “To the Wild” will display the Polygo lamp kits created by designer Jakob Uhlin. Workshops will be held, enabling visitors to play with the sculptural Polygo building kits and imagine your own lamps (see pictures: "Hills and Valleys", above, and "Sierpinski", below, pendant lights made from the kit designed by Jakob Uhlin).

Muuto Talent Award winner: Tuomas Auvinen, 45° lamp

Finnish designer Tuomas Auvinen has won the Muuto Talent Award 2014 with his "45°" lamp, selected among 400 design entries submitted by Nordic design schools students. The Scandinavian design brand launched the competition six years ago to "encourage to submit an entry where the (students) express their own story while providing a perspective on a Muuto product." 30 years old Tuomas Auvinen studies at the Institute of Design in Lahti, Finland, and is currently doing an exchange semester in The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Arik Levy x Lasvit

Pour le régal des yeux : on admire les les suspensions-bouteilles Jar RGB du designer Arik Levy pour la manufacture de verre et de cristal de Bohème Lasvit, à Prague (République tchèque). Time for some eye candy: Paris-based designer Arik Levy designed these Jar RGB lamps shaped like bottles for the glass and Bohemian crystal manufacture Lasvit, in Prague (Czech Republic).