From Stockholm: Gärsnäs, Old & New

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February 12, 2011
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  The Zen conference chair by Åke Axelsson, a Småland–born designer who has been making wood furniture pieces since the fourth grade. The ash chair has rounded legs, and can be covered in fabric or leather.  Courtesy of Lennart Durehed.

    The Zen conference chair by Åke Axelsson, a Småland–born designer who has been making wood furniture pieces since the fourth grade. The ash chair has rounded legs, and can be covered in fabric or leather.

    Courtesy of Lennart Durehed.
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  The Österlen chair, by Inga Sempé is so named for the area in southern Sweden in which it was built. Sempé, a southerner herself, used typical bentwood techniques to craft the piece, which features U-shaped cuts in the legs and back. Sempé also debuted a table of the same name.  Courtesy of Lennart Durehed.

    The Österlen chair, by Inga Sempé is so named for the area in southern Sweden in which it was built. Sempé, a southerner herself, used typical bentwood techniques to craft the piece, which features U-shaped cuts in the legs and back. Sempé also debuted a table of the same name.

    Courtesy of Lennart Durehed.
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  The Österlen table and chair, by Inga Sempé, glimpsed on the show floor.

    The Österlen table and chair, by Inga Sempé, glimpsed on the show floor.

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  Another piece by Åke Axelsson is the Milla chair for children. Axelsson explains that the piece, which is stackable, is meant for a smaller child, but that the form "awakens imagination and inspiration." Available in natural birch or stained.  Courtesy of Lennart Durehed.

    Another piece by Åke Axelsson is the Milla chair for children. Axelsson explains that the piece, which is stackable, is meant for a smaller child, but that the form "awakens imagination and inspiration." Available in natural birch or stained.

    Courtesy of Lennart Durehed.
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  Pierre Sindre continues to add slight modifications to his well-received Button chair (2008); this season it reappears in fabric, felt or leather.  Courtesy of Lennart Durehed.

    Pierre Sindre continues to add slight modifications to his well-received Button chair (2008); this season it reappears in fabric, felt or leather.

    Courtesy of Lennart Durehed.
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  Nina Jobs claims her inspiration for her immensely likable Kvilt line, which first appeared in prototype form in 2009, is the puffy informality of thick winter coats. The vibrant orange hue is a nice update.  Courtesy of Lennart Durehed.

    Nina Jobs claims her inspiration for her immensely likable Kvilt line, which first appeared in prototype form in 2009, is the puffy informality of thick winter coats. The vibrant orange hue is a nice update.

    Courtesy of Lennart Durehed.
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  Monica Förster's winsome Motion peice is an asymmetrical answer to boring old bench. It can be linked to a table, or it can go on for days by linking a number of them together.  Courtesy of Lennart Durehed.

    Monica Förster's winsome Motion peice is an asymmetrical answer to boring old bench. It can be linked to a table, or it can go on for days by linking a number of them together.

    Courtesy of Lennart Durehed.
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