RETAIL CONCEPTS / INTERIOR DESIGN
Café with eco/fairtrade products, and a venue for music and art. Interior influenced by late 40's- early 50's scandinavian design.
Custom clotheshangers in collaboration with Samuel Grönlund/Pray. Tables made partly from recycled materials.
Chairs are reupholstered Bruno Mathsson. Brass lamps, Agne Jacobssen(late 50's) with Kosta Boda glass.
The sofas were discarded by a local bank and given to us to customize and refurbish. We
built the customised bar in
reclaimed materials and sustainably grown oak.
SKATBO/ SCHMÄCK KOMPANIET (2006-2009)
Originally housed within Schmäcks café, the vintage/designshop expanded and moved to a separate locale in spring 09.
The new bigger shop allowed us to sell antique furniture so the backdrop was made as elegant and simple as possible,
to allow the space to change drastically from one month to the other.As
with Schmäck, we wanted to use as much reclaimed material as possible.
We were successful in designing a highly flexible space that enables various lighting and merchandising opportunities.
Since the opening, we've had themes ranging from 70's influenced funky 'Summer of Love' to the more ephemeral 'Garden Teaparty'.
STHLM FAIR TRADE SHOP/ JUSTOMAT(2006-2008)
The fair trade movement in Sweden has been around since the 70's and comprises around 60 shops run mainly by volunteers. In 2006, the main organisation decided to look into new retail concepts, and Schmäck was seen as a role model. I was brought in as a consultant and I put a strong enmphasisis on lifestyle and design oriented environment for the main consumer group: female style conscious academics. I also proposed the 'justomat' vending machine for the Stockholm Underground.
Fair Trade Shop STHLM opened in 2008 and has recieved a lot of press because of it's new approach to design and quality.
CONCEPT FOR UMEÅ KOMMUN/ VIVA RESURS: SELFSUSTAINABLE AND MOBILE SHOP (2008-)
Viva Resurs is owned by the commune and is in charge of recycling within the area. They run a factory where they design new products from waste. My proposal for a new mobile retailsystem made it to the prototype stage but was abandoned because a competitor came out with a similar product. The concept was to build units that could be connected to make venues of varying size. The design was made to transport by train and/or trucks. They would be constructed using mainly recycled aliminium and wood and would be off the grid by using solar panels and clever bulding techniques. Suitable for seasonal products, art projects and promotional tours, they could be owned by councils who wished to improve the market milieu or custom made to a corporate identity. The shiny shell, inspired by 40's caravans , would blend in well with any environment and give an updated look to city centres.
DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING (2008), NOLIA ECO-CAFÉ (2007)
Client: Nolia AB
Designing concepts for annual eco-fair. 2008 project in collaboration with Umeå Ballet Academy.