Material: Glass, chrome plating
Brand: Design House Stockholm
Originally a creative product development company for other brands, Design House Stockholm has since become one of the world’s most admired publishers of contemporary Scandinavian furniture, lighting, tabletop accessories and apparel. That’s “publisher,” and not “producer,” because Design House Stockholm regards its modus operandi as more like that of a book publisher than a traditional furniture manufacturer. The company generates its product line by soliciting ideas from its expansive network of designers — an organic production process that has resulted in an eclectic, wide-ranging product line. Need new lighting? Form Us With Love’s super-minimalist cord floor lamp stands on a basic textile cord that loops at the bottom to form a simple yet sturdy base. How about a new bike basket? Marie-Louise Gustafsson’s grass-green polypropylene model — officially named the “Carrie” (get it?) — draws inspiration from crocheted tablecloths and includes a strap for easy transport. If you would rather dress yourself than your home or bicycle, Design House Stockholm also offers a clothing line that includes scarves of fleece, hats of pleece (a polyester and viscose blend), and other items you might don during a December day in Stockholm.