Spatial Sensibilities For Frama

February 14, 2019

There were many great venues this year to visit in Stockholm during the fair, in fact so many that while I had RSVP to only as many I thought I would be able to attend, time between them , transportation and weather made it impossible to follow my schedule to the letter. I missed for example the opening night for Spatial Sensibilities, an exhibition curated by Frama showcasing their selection of products and first previews from the Permanent Collection in the newly renovated apartment of Architect Andreas Martin-Löf. I made it there the next day however and I had just enough time to chat a little bit with my friends from Frama and shoot some of the space available (the whole apartment was not ready yet). From what I have seen I can tell you that there is a lot to look forward from Frama this year but also, this is going to be an apartment that will be featured a lot in magazines and blogazines. When I was shooting the sun was shining so bright, it created beautiful but also very dramatic shadows all around the apartment. I edited the photos for todays post a little bit differently than usual in order to bring out the feeling of the moment, I hope I did it justice and you like them.

Check Frama for their news, and look out for one of my favorites (unfortunately the photos did not do them justice so I am not posting any) of the new Japanese cutlery!

// Photography and Editing by Katerina Dima


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Oslo Design Fair : Moment

August 31, 2018

This years Trend Exhibition in Oslo Design Fair was one of my favorites, and not just for ODF but possibly from all the fairs I have attended last few years. Curator Kirsten Visdal created an incredibly inspiring exhibition that draw the future of interior trends. With transparent fabrics, foliage and rice paper in frames, this autumn’s stage is inspired by Japanese traditions. The walls form simple moveable zones, and symbolize a society that undergoes major changes, according to Kirsten. 

“We have long talked about the modern nomad. Traditions and customs related to working, living are constantly changing, says Kirsten.”

The lecture series was build around the topic of the fair, Moment. In English, moment means a brief point in time – in Norwegian, a time of importance. The topic reflects how the rapid technological developments are forcing us to evaluate how we want to live our lives. How do we balance the desire for individuality with the need for community? How do the speedy changes in society affect interior and design, and what does the consumer want? These very aspects were what Kirsten investigated and then presented in the form of this years installation. Beige tones (cleverly used from Jotun Lady new color chart) and a variety of various non traditionally used materials such as flax, leather, cork, wood and wool ,were used to convey warmth and well-being and metals in steel and aluminum to give a sense of modernity. We see now that designers are also embracing less processed materials, such as solid wood in both furniture and decoration. The color palette forward balances cool shades in sliding transitions, inspired by natural shades like sand, cream and oats. The red tones, which have characterized the interior trend for a long time, turn over to yellow, and the two meet in exciting combinations. Bright, golden color shades stand for silence, calm and meditation, a reaction to the community’s visual noise.

This years installation represents calmness in every aspect of living, with Japanese influences, we are invited to also explore what a moment represents to us. New avant-garde directions seek great dimensions and organic shapes that can help us in this journey forward.

I have tried to capture a little bit of the spirit of the exhibition, but the harsh lighting needed to illuminate an otherwise completely dark space, did not write well on camera. It is a shame that this specific exhibition did not see the light of day, because I can write a lot about how to cancel the visual noise of the world around us, but often, an image is worth a thousand words and in this case, the exhibition was worth a thousand images.

Photography by Katerina Dima


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A quiet Reflection

February 8, 2018

Yesterday I visited “A quiet Reflection” , the most sought after exhibition in Stockholm during the Stockholm design fair. Located in Östermalm , what used to be the old Mexican Embassy, now privately owned and halfway through renovation, the century old apartment is turned into an impromptu art exhibition by Annaleena Leino, in collaboration with Japanese producer Ariake, Wästberg and a hand picked selection of designers and artisans, for Residence. Carefully curated objects by both companies can be seen around the apartment, among my favorites the w171 alma lamp designed by Tham & Videgård and the w163 Lampyre designed by Inga Sempé, both by 

Wästberg. Another favorite of mine the Paperwood tables by Anderssen & Voll for 

Ariake in various sizes. All through the exhibition there are pieces of beautiful art on display, noted artists and artisans. 

This is the first time Ariaki is launched outside Japan, and the new collection, manufactured in the Japanese city of Morodomi, introduces furniture and details, including Staffan Holm, Norm Architects, Shin Azumi, Gabriel Tan, Anderssen & Voll, Zoe Mowat and Studio MK27.

At the exhibition you can also see works by Studio Matti Carlson, Dry Studio, Nick Ross, Anton Alvarez, Jenny Nordberg, Emma Bernhardt, Frama, Ann Ringstrand, Perspektive Studio, Arno Declercq, Erik Nordenhake, Berg Gallery and Christian Larsen Gallery.

// Photography and Editing by Katerina Dima

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Oslo Design Fair Autumn 2018 – Trends and Identity

January 26, 2018

Oslo Design fair opened its doors again, and this time around in my opinion the trend exhibitions and the talks at the center stage were one of the best till date. Unfortunately I was sick and couldn’t attend the opening day ( with guests such as Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen from Norm Architects and Stockholm based stylist and designer Annaleena Leino) but I did make it yesterday just in time to hear Rosa Park being interviewed in the main stage. The co founder and editor in chief of Cereal Magazine and Cereal guides ( her husband being the other half) , was not only very inspiring talking about identity in social media but also very humble about Cereal and its enormous success. Cereal is one of my favorite publications and I know there is so much the future is holding for this talented duo, I can’t wait to see it realized.

Speaking of talented individuals, one of the things I was really excited to see at the fair was the Identity stand by Annaleena Leino ( photo on the top of the post and above). Annaleena is known for her minimalistic style, and here, inspired by the fairs theme she illustrated how she works with identity and personality in interior. There are so many details I loved, however one of my favorite pieces where the sculptures by artist Kristiina.  

The trends exhibition styled by Kirsten Visdal was also my favorite till date. The theme was Identity through the four trends of Androgynous, premonitions, floral and chlorophyll. With stylist Per Olav Sølvberg as creative partner, the tendenses were presented in four different experience zones. Soft harmonious palettes are accompanied by clear contrasts and exiting patterns, while safe natural materials meet high-tech with new, playful results. The exhibition reflects also on how the green wave is influencing interior styles in the form of living plants, botanical expressions and sustainable qualities.

I particularly enjoyed the dark theme of the resulted spaces, the bathroom had shutters that allowed the light to softly land on the walls while the bedroom had dark corners that allowed for mysterious light to sneak in. Soft textiles, flowers, botanicals, metal and paint were juxtaposed in a way that created intriguing shapes and very inspiring forms.  

You can see all the official photos at Oslo Design Fair, here today I am sharing my own interpratation and what caught mine and my cameras attention.

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