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Scandinavian rising talents at the Maison&Objet Paris January 2016

Every Maison&Objet event provides a space for expression to six up-and-coming names in the world of design, offering them a chance to present their work to professionals from around the world.

Terroir project, by Jonas Edvard © Emil Thomsen Schmidt

For the upcoming MAISON&OBJET PARIS show, held  22-26 January 2016, a selection of six fresh Scandinavian design talents will have the opportunity to showcase their works on a space entirely dedicated to them, located in Hall 7.

The  MAISON&OBJET PARIS January 2016 Rising Talents:

Jonas Edvard (www.jonasedvard.dk)

A design graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2013), Jonas Edvard is an independent designer developing new experience of design objects through a research and development of raw unprocessed materials.

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, his aim is to create sustainable furniture using materials that explore the potential of a global green economy. Jonas Edvard’s work is characterized by a profound focus on the qualities of already existing materials, diving into their history and ranges of uses, to create functional products with a simple and honest  approach.

Myx lamp, by Jonas Edvard © Jonas Edvard

Konkret lamp, by Jonas Edvard © Jonas Edvard

Terroir lamps, by Jonas Edvard © Emil Thomsen Schmidt

Troels Flensted (www.troelsflensted.com)

Born in 1987, Troels Flensted graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. After graduating in 2014, he moved back to his native country, Denmark and started his own studio.

His experimental studio explores the potential within material behaviours, colours and alternative manufacturing processes, and finds inspiration in the aesthetics and undiscovered possibilities deriving from combining the  three. This approach has led to exciting projects and commissions for both private and corporate  clients.

Poured bowl, blue, by Troels Flensted © Troels Flensted

Poured bowls, by Troels Flensted © Troels Flensted

Poured bowl set, by Troels Flensted © Troels Flensted

Poured tables, by Troels Flensted © Troels Flensted

Katriina Nuutinen (www.katriinanuutinen.fi)

Katriina Nuutinen was born in 1983, in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated from the School of Arts and Design at Aalto University, Helsinki with a Master’s degree in 2011. Katriina’s work is an outstanding example of modern Finnish glass design, inspired by the captivating interplay of glass and  light.

She specializes in glass and ceramics, but her work is also characterized by explorations with wood, metal, leather and textiles, as well as combining different materials. The delicate Hely jewel lamp is a perfect example of her know-how of various materials and her creative flair. Katriina’s harmonic work mainly consists of lights, interior accessories and tableware. However, her attraction towards concept designing, as well as furniture design is increasing.

Pulu oil lamps, by Katriina Nuutinen © Ikko Alaska

Tatti containers, by Katriina Nuutinen © Ikko Alaska

Lyyli box series, by Katriina Nuutinen © Anna Salmisalo

Hely pendant light, by Katriina Nuutinen © Ikko Alaska

Kjartan Oskarsson (www.kjartanoskarsson.com)

Kjartan Oskarsson is an Icelandic designer. He studied Interior Design at the Istituto Superiore di Architettura e Design (ISAD), in Milan, Italy in 1998 and graduated with a Master’s degree in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), in the USA, in 2014.

Over the past 16 years, he has gained significant experience working on numerous interior, furniture and lighting design projects. In his most recent work, he has focused on designing and building lighting and lamps, using interactive techniques to push the user to explore new ways to connect with and discover the object.

Halo lamp, Kjartan Oskarsson Studio © Kjartan Oskarsson Studio

Halo Lava lamp, Kjartan Oskarsson Studio © Kjartan Oskarsson Studio

Forester lamp, Kjartan Oskarsson Studio © Kjartan Oskarsson

Kneip ( www.kneip.no)

Kneip is a craft, design and art studio founded by Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud, both graduates of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Jørgen Platou Willumsen completed his Bachelor’s degree in  product  design  in  2010  and decided to take a Master’s degree in art to complement his education. Stian Korntved Ruud trained in product design at Akershus University College and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, before going on to do an internship at Tom Dixon in London.

Nature and craftsmanship are important sources of inspiration. Both designers are interested in telling stories through their objects, which are all handmade and produced either as small series or unique pieces. Jørgen and Stian work in a wide range  of expressions and techniques and want Kneip to be moving towards a meeting point between art, design and craftsmanship.

Weathered, by Kneip © Kneip

Objects of Curiosity, by Kneip © Kneip

Pat Vol. 1, by Kneip © Kneip

Weathered Breeze, by Kneip © Kneip

Färg & Blanche (www.fargblanche.com)

The French-Swedish design studio Färg & Blanche was founded in 2010 by the designers Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche. Fredrik took his Master’s degree in design in 2008 and Emma graduated in 2006. Known for their experimental stance, where each expression informs the other, they work across a wide variety of fields, collaborating with established Scandinavian furniture brands and producing their own collections and limited art pieces for galleries around the world. Their sense of experimentation with materials and production methods, in particular in textiles, can be felt throughout Emma and Fredrik’s work, which often has a tailored, yet playful touch.

Frankie chairs, by Färg & Blanche © Alexander Lagergren

Layer armchairs, by Färg & Blanche © Färg & Blanche

F-A-B chairs, by Färg & Blanche © Alexander Lagergren

Emma armchairs, by Färg & Blanche © Lennart Durehed

MAISON&OBJET PARIS
22-26 January 2016

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