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Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren met at the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and since then have gone on to realise a whole world of idiosyncratic designs as Front. On the one hand Front love to provoke, an early furniture collection being created according to the motto "furniture that one loves at first sight or hates forever." A collection which includes the distinctive Rabbit Lamp for Dutch brand Moooi. While on the other hand Front have established an international reputation for their experiments and design projects, projects which often employ computer technology or innovative engineering to imbue them with a unique wit and futuristic elegance.

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5 New Architecture & Design Exhibitions for June 2023

..."Front: Design by Nature" at Vandalorum, Värnamo, Sweden For all that nature has long been an influence for Swedish collective Front, one expressed, for example, via their Horse Lamp for Moooi, the Resting Bear pouf/cushion for Vitra or the mushroom-esque lamp Curve for Zero, and for all that nature for just as long has been a tool for Swedish collective Front, one thinks, for example, of their wallpaper designed by letting rats chew it or the lampshade designed by the course a fly buzzing round a lightbulb, for the project Design by Nature Front a... A multi-year, multi-disciplinary, research project that has resulted in a furniture collection for Moroso and an exhibition that will premiere at Vandalorum this summer; an exhibition which quite aside from elucidating the research undertaken and where that research has taken Front as a collective, should also allow for differentiated appreciations of the relationships between humans and nature, and on the question what we can learn from nature, that designing with nature explicit in, for example, Mimesis...

The Historia Supellexalis: "F" for Front

...Front An Anna; A Sofia; A Charlotte; A Katja; A Conduit... According to the sacred Köttbullar of Ikea, the quadruplets Anna af Front, Sofia af Front, Charlotte af Front and Katja af Front were born and raised on the island of Konstfack to the west of Stockholm, the ancestral home of the Swedish af Fronts, an island as famed for its horses, monkeys and brightly painted houses as its af Fronts, and where the kvartett took their first steps in product and furniture design, that hereditary discipline of the af Fronts...

Stockholm Design Week 2011: Interview with Front

...As part of Stockholm Design Week 2011 Kartell presented the magazine rack Front Page by Stockholm design studio Front... Although formally launched at Milan 2010 Front Page is only now making it's way into the shops and as such presented a wonderful excuse for a Front "home gig"...

smow design spring Top 5: Lamps

The Top 5 Lamps from the smow design spring. In no particular order. Kete by David Turnbridge. One of the first lamps we saw in Milan, and probably that which left the greatest impression on us. And not merely on account of its size. For us the principle...

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