IKEA Launches GRATULERA Vintage Collection to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ikea-launches-gratulera-vintage-collection-to-celebrate-75th-anniversary/ikea-gratulera-75th-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/IKEA-GRATULERA-75th-1-810x608.jpg" alt="IKEA Launches GRATULERA Vintage Collection to Celebrate 75th Anniversary" /></a>
                                This year <a href="https://www.ikea.com/us/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IKEA</a> celebrates its 75th anniversary and to mark the special occasion, they&#8217;re re-visiting the archives and bringing back some of their greatest hits. <a href="https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/living_room/collections/42178/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GRATULERA</a> is a vintage, limited edition collection of hand-selected favorites that may give you a deeper appreciation for the Swedish giant and their budget-friendly goods. They&#8217;re breaking the collection down into three time periods – 50-60s, 70-80s, and the 90-00s – which will launch on three separate dates in 2018. Each period is quite different but you&#8217;ll get a peek into IKEA&#8217;s past through its 7+ decades in business.
The 50-60s Edition launches this month with a series of classic pieces in darker woods that were a reflection of the times. The triangular LÖVBACKEN became the company’s first flat-packed product after an IKEA worker thought to remove a table’s legs to get it into his tiny car. Launching in October, the colorful 70-80s Edition is
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Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future

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                                Design Milk favorite Ventura Lambrate is no more, and this year <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ventura Projects&#8217;</a> exhibitions were split across four locations, three of which made up <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/ventura-future-2018"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ventura Future</a>, which we set out to explore – here are some of our favorite finds&#8230;
Triangoli is a collection of vases and vessels by Beirut-based designer david/nicolas for Editions Milano – handmade in Italy from blocks of different types of marble to create different colorways and effects. They were inspired by majestic crowns, making them at once serious and playful. On the subject of ‘playful,’ Andrea Maestri’s Ladies and Gentlemen collection is inspired by ‘the bizarre, colorful, hyper decorative world of funfairs and circus.’ This mirror is no exception and is sure to put a spring in your step before you leave the house in the morning. In response to the continuing trend for houseplants ‘Growing plants indoors’ by Dutch design workshop REM
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Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2018-future-ventura-futura/design_milk_ventura_futura_08/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Design_Milk_Ventura_Futura_08-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future" /></a>
                                Design Milk favorite Ventura Lambrate is no more, and this year <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ventura Projects&#8217;</a> exhibitions were split across four locations, three of which made up <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/ventura-future-2018"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ventura Future</a>, which we set out to explore – here are some of our favorite finds&#8230;
Triangoli is a collection of vases and vessels by Beirut-based designer david/nicolas for Editions Milano – handmade in Italy from blocks of different types of marble to create different colorways and effects. They were inspired by majestic crowns, making them at once serious and playful. On the subject of ‘playful,’ Andrea Maestri’s Ladies and Gentlemen collection is inspired by ‘the bizarre, colorful, hyper decorative world of funfairs and circus.’ This mirror is no exception and is sure to put a spring in your step before you leave the house in the morning. In response to the continuing trend for houseplants ‘Growing plants indoors’ by Dutch design workshop REM
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Swedish Design Brand Hem Launches New Products at Milan Pop-Up

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/swedish-design-brand-hem-launches-new-products-milan-pop/design_milk_hem_06-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Design_Milk_Hem_06-810x810.jpg" alt="Swedish Design Brand Hem Launches New Products at Milan Pop-Up" /></a>
                                Stockholm-based online retailer <a href="https://www.hem.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hem</a> is showcasing new product launches such as the Kumo Sofa by Norwegian studio Anderssen &amp; Voll and the Stripe Tufted Rug by modernist fashion designer Arthur Arbesser, alongside a curated selection of the brand’s existing furniture and housewares by designers such as Luca Nichetto and Arthur Arbesser – at Milan pop-up &#8216;Hem Brera Atelier&#8217; (Via Statuto, 8, 20121). &#8220;As a design company founded on the principle of collaboration, we are thrilled to return to Milan with a temporary atelier introducing our latest line-up of designs,&#8221; says CEO and founder of Hem, Petrus Palmér.
Design Milk was in Stockholm in February for a sneak preview of the modular Kumo – Japanese for ‘cloud’ – Sofa. The modular system was designed for efficient shipping (Hem offers free delivery to 34 countries worldwide) by Norwegian design duo Anderssen & Voll. Built around a single module, the Kumo can be
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SFF18: Kasthall Launches the New, Celebrates the Old, and Embraces the Different

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/sff18-kasthall-launches-new-celebrates-old-embraces-different/design_milk_kasthall_07/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Design_Milk_Kasthall_07-810x810.jpg" alt="SFF18: Kasthall Launches the New, Celebrates the Old, and Embraces the Different" /></a>
                                Swedish rug brand <a href="http://www.kasthall.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kasthall</a> launched four new rugs for Stockholm Design Week, won an award for an existing rug and collaborated with <a href="http://www.stellarworks.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Stella Works</a> for a showroom display. &#8220;We are slowly adding new carpets into the grand collection of Kasthall,&#8221; says creative design advisor and co-founder of <a href="http://www.claessonkoivistorune.se/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Claesson Koivisto Rune</a>, Ola Rune. &#8220;We are trying to lead the trends, find new techniques and make new yarns. I think if we do that we will continue to have a legacy.&#8221;
All four new rugs were designed by Central Saint Martin’s graduate and in-house designer Maja Johansson Starander. The first, Freyja, is hand tufted with a chunky wool which is felted and twisted into its final curly form. “Freyja is a textile interpretation of moss and lichen, of stone, soil and mineral,” says a statement from the brand. The tufted loops are left uncut at different heights to create an uneven surface,
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Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018 Shows Progress at Greenhouse

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/stockholm-furniture-fair-2018-shows-progress-greenhouse/design_milk_greenhouse_10/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Design_Milk_Greenhouse_10-810x810.jpg" alt="Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018 Shows Progress at Greenhouse" /></a>
                                With the strapline &#8220;showing progress&#8221; 2018&#8217;s <a href="http://www.stockholmfurniturelightfair.se/greenhouse?sc_lang=en"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Greenhouse</a> – the <a href="http://www.stockholmfurniturelightfair.se/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Stockholm Furniture Fair&#8217;s</a> showcase of emerging talent – was as strong as ever. &#8220;Greenhouse aims to serve as a springboard for unestablished designers and a platform where exhibitors can reach new audiences and share their visions and dreams,&#8221; said a statement from the show. 27 design schools and 37 independent designers and studios were selected from hundreds of applications by a jury comprising designer <a href="http://jensfager.se/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Jens Fager,</a> interior architect <a href="http://sebton.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Anya Sebton</a>, architect <a href="http://www.white.se/employee/monica-von-schmalensee/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Monica von Schmalensee</a> and designer <a href="http://www.formuswithlove.se/people/john-lofgren/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">John Löfgren</a>.
Let Go by University of Bergen student Imkeliene Boersma will only work when two smartphones are inserted into the slots in its base, encouraging people to put the technology down and really engage with one another. In the meantime, the lamp charges the cell phones, so both parties can get back online as soon as they’ve finished their ‘IRL’ conversation. The lamp
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New Launches and Collaborations – Highlights from the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018

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                                In 2017, over 40,000 people visited <a href="http://www.stockholmfurniturelightfair.se/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Stockholm Furniture Fair</a> from more than 60 different countries. The numbers for 2018&#8217;s show are not in yet, but it felt bigger and better than ever before with Guest of Honor Paola Navone. &#8220;Paola Navone is one of today&#8217;s most interesting and outstanding designers,&#8221; says Cecilia Nyberg, the show&#8217;s project area manager. &#8220;We admire her creativity and eclectic aesthetic, as well as the amazing breadth of her output. Whatever she chooses to do, she always manages to create a unique atmosphere.&#8221; And her installation (above) was indeed a riot of color and curiosities.
Swedish brand Voice launched A New Standard overseen by their designer and creative consultant Mattias Stenberg who says he wanted to create “the fundamentals of the modern home.” Agda by Swedish design studio Front for Ire Mobel employs classic materials, but by exposing the weaved textile straps and metal
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