Top drawer: Designers explore craft culture

09.08.2010 Design : Furniture Design : Luxury

Stockholm – A Swedish design duo has collaborated with South African craftsmen to create a collection of furniture designs.

Tor Palm and Mattias Rask have highlighted different cultural traditions by creating work for local people. To do so, they teamed up with the South African centre for excellence in the furniture industry Furntech, which offers training programmes, and ceramics studio The Potter’s Workshop.

The result is a knock-down stool and sideboard, along with a selection of hand-decorated ceramic lamps. The sideboard, for example, is a painted drawer with a big wooden front made from local materials.

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Taklamporna, Furntech and The Potters workshop, Tor Palm and Mattias Rask, Stockholm Taklamporna, Furntech and The Potters workshop, Tor Palm and Mattias Rask, Stockholm
Pallbild, Furntech and The Potters workshop, Tor Palm and Mattias Rask, Stockholm Pallbild, Furntech and The Potters workshop, Tor Palm and Mattias Rask, Stockholm
Pallbild, Furntech and The Potters workshop, Tor Palm and Mattias Rask, Stockholm Pallbild, Furntech and The Potters workshop, Tor Palm and Mattias Rask, Stockholm
Golvlampa, Furntech and The Potters workshop, Tor Palm and Mattias Rask, Stockholm Golvlampa, Furntech and The Potters workshop, Tor Palm and Mattias Rask, Stockholm
Furntech and The Potters workshop, Tor Palm and Mattias Rask, Stockholm Furntech and The Potters workshop, Tor Palm and Mattias Rask, Stockholm
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