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Welcome to Prize Ceremony

Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair SFF 4–8 February

We invite you to celebrate the winners with us! 
Prize ceremony, Greenhouse Cafe at 3 pm on Feb 4.
Prisad Färg will show the winners at @svenskform stand C18:21 at Greenhouse.

Prisad Färg – instituted by Swedish Colour Centre Foundation – works to strengthen the knowledge of colours. A colour design competition for newly graduated and students of design, architecture, visual communication and art in Sweden.

New book The Colours of Swedish Counties, Uppland

This is the eleventh book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  World heritage Birka, Old Uppsala, Gustavianum, Löfsta bruk. and much more.

Previous books deal with Bohuslän, Gotland, Dalarna, Lappland, Närke, Skåne, Södermanland, Värmland, Västergötland. and Öland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for diving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

Texts in Swedish and English

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se

Short list Prisad Färg 2020

This year´s theme

Colour, Form and Future

Award ceremony at 3 pm February 4th 2020, Greenhouse Cafe, Stockholm International Furniture and Lifgt Fair

Proposals will be exhibited in the stand of Svensk Form

Nominees

Colour for nature
Frida Navratil
Inredningsarkitektur & Möbeldesign på Konstfack (K2)

Do not go gentle into that good night
John Wattström
Kandidatexamen i design HDK 

Let´s talk Colour!
Asta Westermark Florestedt
Examen från Beckmans Designhögskola, Form 

Jury: Axel Nordlander, Svante Öqvist, Clara von Zweigbergk, Åsa Stenerhag, Catrin Vagnemark, Gunnel Sahlin, Kennet Vrågård, Mats Widbom. Rahel Belatchew missing at the picture

Juxtaposing Craft 15 -18 September

Celebrating 150 years of Swedish – Japaneese diplomatic relations

Colour talk about colour and its meanings in different times and cultural contexts, with Undeni, Aoki Maasaki, a specialist in natural dyeing at Tezomeya in Kyoto, Petra Holmberg, Curator  of the East Asian Museum and Gertrud Olsson, Interior Architect, Architectural Historian and Colour Scientist.

Free of charge

Date: 18 September 2018
Location: Library of Svensk Form Svenskuddsvägen 13, Skeppsholmen

On Saturday 15th there is a workshop on traditional dye techniques
Swedish and Japanese craftsmen meet in Färgköket, Ateljé Draken, where we will learn how to use nature as the source for creating durable colours with Aoki Maasaki from tezomeya.com, Kyoto.

During the day we will get to know how traditional techniques have been used and can be
used yet today. Ateljé The dragon is open from 11:00 to 17:00. Occasions to test plant colouration are at 12:00, 13:30 and 15:00. Limited number of places to participate in plant dyeing.

Price: 50 kr / press per session.
Everyone is welcome to watch

Date 15 September 2018
Location: Ateljé Draken, East Asian Museum, Tyghusplan, Skeppsholmen

Verner Panton´s colourful world – new book

Verner Panton”Panton -miljöer, farver, systemer, mönstre
Ida Engholm, Anders Michelsen
Strandberg Publishing, Köpenhamn, 2017

 

Verner Panton  is considered one of Denmark’s most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics, and in vibrant and exotic colors. His style was very ”1960s” but regained popularity at the end of the 20th century; as of 2004, Panton’s most well-known furniture models are still in production (at Vitra, among others).

Personalrestaurangen i Der Spiegels förlagshus, Hamburg med Verner Pantons lampor och textilier. Färgskalan var extremt viktig. Inredningen hamnade på Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg när verksamheten flyttade.The staff restaurant in Der Spiegel’s publishing house, Hamburg with Verner Panton’s lamps and textiles.  The decor ended at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg when the business moved. Photo:© Panton Design, Basel

Panton was often radical and far ahead of time in the way het worked – it was about trying new. Both materials and production techniques. Everything according to the motto: ”A less successful experiment is preferable to a beautiful flatness.”

 The Panton Chair

För more see the Official Panton Portal www.verner-panton.com/

The joy of colours

Sparkling colours, cherry blossoms and rainbows, bubbles and googly eyes: Why do some things seem to create such universal joy?  Ingrid Fetell Lee reveals the surprisingly tangible roots of joy and shows how we all can find — and create — more of it in the world around us.

Are these dots purple or blue?

Every day, humans make dozens of judgements, from deciding whether our clothes match to determining whether a shady character in the street is a threat. Such decisions aren’t based on hard-and-fast rules, a new study reveals. Instead, our concept of “threat”—and even of the color “blue”—is all relative.

To make the find, researchers showed non–color-blind participants a series of 1000 dots ranging from very blue to very purple, and asked them to judge whether each dot was blue. For the first 200 trials, participants saw an equal number of dots from the blue and purple parts of the spectrum, but then the prevalence of blue dots gradually decreased to just a fraction of what it was before. By the end of the study, participants’ interpretation of the colors had changed: Dots that they had thought were purple in the first set of trials they now classified as blue, the authors report  in Science. That is, their concept of the color blue had expanded to also include shades of purple.

Look at a video

Frida Kahlo – painter and fashon icon

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
until November 4, 2018

In 1954, following her death, Frida Kahlo’s possessions were locked away in La Casa Azul (The Blue House) in Mexico City, her lifelong home. Half a century later, her collection of clothing, jewellery, cosmetics and other personal items was discovered.

Now exhibited at V&A in London

Exterior of La Casa Azul. Photograph by Bob Schalkwijk. © Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Archives. Bank of Mexico, Fiduciary in the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museum Trust.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guatemalan cotton coat worn with Mazatec huipil and plain floor-length skirt. Museo Frida Kahlo. © Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Archives, Banco de México, Fiduciary of the Trust of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museums

 

Left: Prosthetic leg with leather boot, 1953 – 4, Mexico. Right: Plaster corset, about 1954, Mexico. Photographs by Javier Hinojosa. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Archives, Banco de México, Fiduciary of the Trust of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museums. Museo Frida Kahlo.