Milano 2011 Collection by Staffan Holm


From Staffan Holm:

The collection consists of five new items each inspired by aspects that I value the most in a product; craftsmanship, materials and interesting well carried out details. To me, details are the most interesting part of a project. Details act as a final touch to a well composed whole that makes a product great. They communicate the aspiration and efforts of the designer and can create values beyond economy or trends.

(From left to right)

Tete á tete, Pepper mill
The only thing that really dictates the design of a pepper mill is that there has to be a division between the handle and the container. That limitation is an interesting problem that is the focus of the design of these mills. By looking at the three mills you may get the feeling that they can contain different amounts of salt/pepper, but appearances can be deceiving. Inspired by the French expression, this pepper mill plays with the meeting between the handle and container. The three variants represent black pepper, white pepper and salt.

Spira, Candelabrum
Old laboratory equipment is the inspiration for this candelabrum. The arms are adjustable in height and angle with a simple twist of the lock screw making this into a very versatile candleholder. The adjustable arms are very useful when you don’t have a huge table or if you’d like the candleholder in your windowsill.

Forward, Clothes hanger
This versatile wall-hanged clothes hanger is just as much a sculpture as a clothes hanger. The rings inspire to be freely placed on the wall and will lighten up any room with its playfulness and interesting combination possibilities. After you mount the hanging rod on the wall you can rearrange the rings as you please.

D’Albe, Stool
Often there is much inspiration to be found in objects that were created for practical use, but became beautiful or interesting by coincidence. This stool is inspired by so called ”Duc d’Albe’s”; old anchoring tripods hammered into the bottom of the harbor and these days mostly popular social spots for the seagull community. There are two versions, one is solid ash wood and one is stackable, made out of plywood pipes (that are actually made as standard components by a Swedish company).

Atlas, Dining table
This table is all about the detail you don’t see at first glance. The legs draws inspiration from splitting and bending wood like often seen in basketmaking. The image of Atlas carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders comes to mind when you see the legs of this dining table. By combining three pieces of laminated wood into a leg pair, the legs obtain unparalleled strength and lightness that creates a strong character to this table.

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