Park Box, by Gotland University student Christina H. Garthe. Constructed of recycled corrugated cardboard, this piece is intended as a souvenir "to bring a little bit of the forest home with you". Seedlings are encased within the package, and can be coaxed to grow in the box or moved to another planter.
Poele, by Markus Westerberg. Poele is a wood-burning stove designed for refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa. The design is minimal, efficient and strictly functional. Constructed to withstand the harsh conditions of a refugee camp, the piece has a slightly brushed metal surface that's meant to be easy to maintain, repair, and transport.
We end with a concept piece created by a group of students: Karl-Johan Hjerling, Karin Widmark, Susanne von Ajkay, Therese Broberg. Called "Spring Project", the piece was accompanied by this description (copied verbatim): "[This is] a table that exquisitely shows that however we are forced down, held down, we carry on, and resistance is contagious. Short stories will be written, novels and pamphlets. In the shade of the laminates, which roll themselves up and become tree once again, bills will be paid with a smile. Good for Sweden too!" Young designers! Get in on the Greenhouse action next year, and submit your work to be considered! The last day to apply to Greenhouse 2012 is September 22, 2011. Visit StockholmFurnitureFair.com for more information Everyone else, please stay tuned for more Swedish Furniture Fair 2011 coverage to come!