David Ericsson “Carl Malmsten Made Me Do It”

August 19th, 2010

We’re very inspired with the collection David Ericsson created for his thesis project at Carl Malmsten University. One of our favorite pieces of the collection is the wooden shelf with vegetable tanned leather doors held together by toggles.

Here’s what the designer had to say about the collection:

The aim with this work is to try to create processes and products deriving from humanist values. I have developed a humanistic design manifesto that I relate to in my work and based on it, I make wise choices from. In order to verify the work process, I have tried to answer to various philosophical choices, choice of materials, choice of cultural values and choices in life that I have as a human being.

I have chosen material that the consumer can put in his compost after end of life. All local materials nearby Stockholm. All the prototypes are in wood/linen and natural tanned leather.

I think this would be the prefect office desk, the large leather mat looks like it’s flush with the wood top. Just Beautiful.

The leather shade is such a brilliant idea.

via From Scandinavia with love & Contemporist

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