2014.03.14 (fri)

Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies Program

The school, Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies, offers 3 year programs in Furniture Design,
Cabinet-Making, Furniture Upholstery and Furniture Conservation.
It is situated on Lidingö, a beautiful island in the Stockholm archipelago.

Designer Charlie Styrbjörn who designed the Göteborg collection for IoU Design,
is a graduate this fine school.
Thanks to Charlie, I was able to meet the head of the Furniture Upholstery Program,
Sara Lindqvist, who provided valuable information regarding how
the SHIMA-SHIMA cushion covers should be sewn.

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Here are some photos from my visit.

Kyoko
Milano, March 14, 2014

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Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies school

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bright orange staircase

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Japanese carpentry tools

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Sara Lindqvist, head of Furniture Upholstery

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exchange students from Mexico, Cristina Robles and Myriam Aragon, try out SHIMA-SHIMA aprons

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many different types of chairs to practice on

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student working in leather in a beautifully equipped studio

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in the teachers’ lounge, with Charlie in the centre and Sara to the right, flashing peace signs for Japanese friends

2014.03.13 (thu)

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014

Here are some photos from various companies that had exhibited at Stockholm Furniture Fair
last month.
Although this show was on a smaller scale compared to other design fairs,
there were many memorable exhibitors.
It was quite interesting to see the Scandinavian taste for simple lines and lively colors.

Kyoko
Milano, March 12, 2014

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2014.03.08 (sat)

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014, “Greenhouse”

These are images from “Greenhouse”, an exhibition of works by young designers.
There were many exciting and thought-provoking ideas.

Kyoko
Milano, March 6, 2014

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2014.03.05 (wed)

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014, February 4~8

SHIMA-SHIMA participated in Stockholm Furniture Fair,
and was represented by IoU Design,a Swedish charity project
which produces beautiful wooden garden furniture.
Actually this was our second collaboration as we had worked together
last year during Milano Fuori Salone.

IoU used SHIMA-SHIMA fabrics for their cushion covers, and Borseggi had
the covers sewn in Opera prison, in Milano.
It was the start of an exciting joint-project between Sweden, Japan and Italy.

IoU received many good reviews, and we look forward to our next project together,
which will be the Milano Salone 2014.

Here are some photos from the fair.

Kyoko
Milano, March 5, 2014

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