From one experimental project to another. Now, Skandiform and designer Margot Barolo are turning the traditional way of working together upside down. And the development process will be open and free for anyone to follow.
Within the framework of The Kinship Method, five Swedish designers each developed their own chair and then built on each other’s ideas to create new versions. In a brand new collaboration, Skandiform will be working with Margot Barolo – the designer who initiated The Kinship Method – on developing the first generation of chairs even further. And it will be possible to follow The Barolo Project through various channels and on social media.
“It will be very exciting to see where the development process takes us – exciting too that we have the opportunity to invite everyone who is interested to follow our entire journey. Developing a chair that is already complete – on an open platform for everyone to see – is a very different way of working that I’m really looking forward to,” says Johanna Cahné, Design and Marketing Manager at Skandiform.
“The Kinship Method was started because I wanted to try a way of working that could mix experimentation with my own development as well as adding to the knowledge pool. My chair was produced in one month, and the time pressure of the project forced me to rely on my intuition and experience much more than usual. It gave the chair a clear DNA that I’m now happy to be able to work on developing further in collaboration with Skandiform,” says designer Margot Barolo, who is also a Programme Director and senior lecturer at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm.
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Skandiform is one of Scandinavia's leading suppliers of furniture for offices and inspirational public spaces. Since 1962 Skandiform has been designing furniture that brings personality and harmony to spaces where people meet. It is in Vinslöv, southern Sweden that Skandiform creates products characterised by sustainable design with good function and quality, highly valued by our customers.
Skandiform presents creative new products with a cosy feel.
- Bolero by Nina Jobs
- Twig by Johannes Lindner
- Spino by Stefan Borselius
- Soft top by Brad Ascalon
Creative new products with a cosy feel
Using new solutions with traditional forms, this year’s new products join quality with design and sustainability with innovation.
We call it Scandinavian Sense.
Flexible meeting spaces breed creativity. Cosiness makes me-time more beneficial. With new combinations and innovative solutions, we continue to create meeting spaces that can be adapted to your immediate needs. Thoughtful solutions where function and character go hand in hand. And where tranquil harmony inspires.
Bolero - New sofa collection
Design: Nina Job
Comfort and fashion meet when the new Bolero sofa series occupies the room. Timeless yet a step ahead.
With its soft shape and different layers, Bolero combines a unique expression with a feeling of coming home. No matter where you put it.
“I created Bolero with forms of expression such as dance and fashion in mind. It’s furniture that has something to say and invites you to dance. The name is a nod to the little jacket that is worn outside your clothes – functional and practical and a chance to create your own look in a room.”
Twig - New wooden chair
Design: Johannes Lindner
With a softly curved seat and a backrest topped with the dowel that gave the chair its name, the Twig chair fits into any environment that requires flexible solutions. Natural design and practical function – Twig is a minimalistic chair that both blends in and stands out. And when function and innovation meet, your bag gets its own place to hang out.
“The ambition was to present a challenge through the balance of opposites. Classic and modern, sculptural and minimalist. The idea is a simple yet modern chair that fuses tradition with innovation.”
Spino - New straight pieces
Design: Stefan Borselius
A new straight piece now makes it even easier to endlessly rearrange and expand this winding spine of seating sections. With or without backrests. Monochrome or colourful. And now also straight or curvy. With the Spino modular sofa, the sky’s the limit – that is, until you run out of space!
"Spino has a distinctive character with neither a front nor back. This bench and sofa system began with curved details, but the family is growing. Straight styles encompassing the same volume and functions open up lots of new possibilities for combinations, environments and spaces."
Soft top - New companions
Design: Brad Ascalon
The Soft Top family started with four chairs but now has some new companions. With two new bar stools and three new benches – where a tabletop joins together one of the benches – Soft Top makes taking a break a little easier. And a little more comfortable.
“The idea behind Soft Top was to create a seating series that was both unique and simple in design terms. Soft Top works just as well in an office as it does in a school, reception area or home workspace. Wherever Soft Top is – in a public environment or behind closed doors – the comfortable, warm, charming feeling of home comes with it.”