Category Archives: Sweden

Hemtex and Marimekko plagiarism, some thoughts.

Recently the Finnish design House Marimekko faced number of plagiarism claims, some of them seem obvious and some of them less. This series of accusations provoked a harsh discussions across the globe. As a result, the image of Marimekko was clearly damaged, thus I assume, it will be visible in their sales figures. While reading the comments of the news articles, I saw some of the folks come up with feeling that somebody wants to fire down Marimekko as a business. The frequency of appearance…

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KKA PRESENTS LECOR

KKA designs a new office building for the steel manufacturer Lecor. The building is situated in Kungälv 10 kilometers north of Gothenburg. Lecor builds advanced steel constructions and of course they like to show their skills in their own building. This combined with the opportunity of creating a landmark building visible for the nearby highway has been the starting points of our design process. Building is planned to commence during 2011. More [at KKA site](http://www.kjellgrenkaminsky.se/component/content/article/96-lecor.html).

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Ikea continuing desire to dominate the world by the New Tome

Less than two months after Ikea has published a cookbook beautiful coffee-table-worthy, the Swedish home-furnishings chain, is back, this time simply by Ikea, the Book. Cool Hunting got his first look, and while yes, this work is in Swedish, is on a two-syllable word that makes many young people, scream joy on a budget. Brand’s most successful and iconic models studied in 450 pages, of which, written by experts in Scandinavian design and shape of the journalist Staffan Bengtsson. Not a word, but if the…

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New Saab 9-4X: a gem in a model range?

The new 9-4X bringing Saab design and engineering values to the growing crossover segment. Traditionally aircraft-inspired look and ride characteristics making this car an upcoming star among Saab car lovers. Making its world premiere at next month’s Los Angles Auto Show, the 9-4X expands Saab’s product portfolio to three car lines and will provide a fresh, alternative choice for independently-minded crossover buyers. It is an important next-step in the Swedish brand’s renaissance as an independent premium car manufacturer.

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Boobdesign

Well-dressed and comfortable at work! When you become pregnant your body changes. Clothing has previously served as a glove may feel uncomfortable and ill-fitting. Boob makes it easy to be well dressed, even when the stomach grows. Discover their superb trousers and skirts with soft, flexible waist cuff, our wrap tops, leggings and tights. Theye have pregnant garments that keeps the style of work – and are super comfortable!

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Designboost brings Design for Life to Arnhem.

The theme of this spring´s DesignBoost in Stockholm at Arkitekturmuseet was Design for Life. Now the question is once again being posed, how to make design economical, ecological and fair when DesignBoost collaborates with City of Arnhem, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, ArtEZ hogeschool voor de kunsten and Premsela in Arnhem Holland. At this DesignBoost people of worldwide reputation such as Satyendra Pakhale, Ineke Hans, Brent Richards, Richard Hutten, Flora Bowden, Roelof Mulder, David Shah, Joost Alferink, Joffrey Walonker, Sean Pillot de Chenecey and Rudy…

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Electrolux Kitchen Stars

As you probably noticed, NDB in good relationship with Electrolux, we’ve been years a media sponsor of [Electrolux Design Lab](http://www.nordicdesignblog.com/?s=electrolux), Me was chosen as jury member for their latest [Ergorapido competition](http://www.nordicdesignblog.com/archives/3558), etc. This time we have chance to being one of the first blogs to get to invite our readers to a new online gallery and a competition for Electrolux Kitchen Stars. Here the excerpt from their press release: Share your best kitchen moment to win! The kitchen is a major force for social networking…

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KKA WON SKÅNES ARCHITECTURE PRIZE

Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects have won the Region Skåne’s architecture award for its construction “Strandbaden dance restaurant. The project was honored as the best building in southern Sweden in 2009. Strandbaden dancing restaurant is a combined restaurant, meeting room and disco located in Falsterbo in Sweden’s southernmost tip. KKA won the 2007 international architectural competition in competition with 80 other proposals to design the building. The building has also been nominated for Sweden’s debut price and The Great Indoors awards. [http://www.kjellgrenkaminsky.se/index.php?blp=84](http://www.kjellgrenkaminsky.se/index.php?blp=84)

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Nitton°

The stool Nitton° is a product from a sustainability project. Questions like “How can a stool be designed to be more environmentally friendly, economically profitable and with social features? The stool is made from thin layers of wood that are pressed together with glue and heat. The glue is a new type that is not dangerous for our environment and is extra hard to allow the thin construction. Thin construction minimizes material and double curved surfaces allow maximum weight. To give it social values the…

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Swedish design student wins Electrolux Design Lab 2009 with his concept “Cocoon”

Electrolux, a global leader in home and professional appliances, selected Cocoon as the Electrolux Design Lab ’09 winner. The announcement was made at the finals in London on September 24, 2009, at 100% Design London, the UK’s leading architecture and design event. “Cocoon” is a sustainable response to the world’s growing population and its desire to consume meat and fish. Similar to heating popcorn in a microwave, Cocoon prepares genetically engineered and pre-packaged meat and fish dishes by heating muscle cells identified by radio frequency…

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