The idea of making a carpet of an old classic pattern was awakened when I really sat down and looked at old pictures from a trip to Italy. I found a lot of pictures from the cathedral in Orvieto and the basis for this pattern was that paving on the floor there.
For me, to work sustainably and holistically is important, that we try to make products that are as good as possible for the environment. I have for a time wanted to design an armchair or a sofa with a visible structure.
This is a product for the new brand Tre Sekel (Three Centuries) that I helped launch in May and where I have been the creative director. Dagny is a sequel to the sofa Greta and came much from a desire from the consumers on a regular bench. Greta will be casual. A real every-day product.
Elle Decorationäs justification to give the award Rising Star of the Year to Emma Olbers: ”This year’s rising star is hardly a newcomer to the design world. She has worked extensively as a designer and made many products, but for a long time remained something of an unknown.
Tre Sekel - For the imagination and courage to lift the Swedish woodworking and crafts into the future.
Stripes, rhythm, direction is an exhibition at Nordiska Museet, open until the end of August.
Home Sweet Home is an artistic interpretation of Swedish and international design icons and their stylistic ideals.
Greta is the modern kitchen sofa. This is a furniture from the new brand Tre Sekel (Three Centuries) where I have worked as creative director. Tre Sekel mainly make furniture for the dining room, and there was simply no kitchen sofa in the range.
Last May, we launched the new furniture brand Tre Sekel (Three centuries).
Even this product is designed for the new brand Tre Sekel. The idea came up when a conference room in Tibro would be decorated and there was no stackable chair in wood stacked very short, meaning that the pile of stacked chairs is not very high.
I wanted to make a sofa that would combine a certain austerity with a soft and restful appearance. When developing Armilla we worked a lot with the comfort. We wanted to achieve a feeling where you are really sitting in the couch and not on top.
Since the booth in 2012 felt so successful, we wanted to do something in the same direction. The studio trend was still in the air but in the fashion you could feel the 80’s and in several collections, they were using klein blue. So I suggested blue theme.
Elle Interior appoints the couch Rejoin as Emma Olbers designed for Ire Möbel to this year’s furniture. Stylish, comfortable, flexible and environmentally friendly - this sofa is all that we ask of this year’s furniture in 2013, tells Elle.
A willow from Norr Mälarstrand, a poplar from Gullmarsplan and wool from the king’s sheep of Djurgården become furniture in an exhibition by Emma Olbers. Come see it at Designgalleriet during the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012.
When I was commissioned to design Ires stand at Stockholm Furniture Fair, I presented only a few different ideas, but we decided on the theme ”We know interior.” Prevailing trends that year were; studio feeling, mix and match styles, soveniers and so on.
A willow from the street Norrmälarstrand in Stockholm, a poplar from the down town park Humlegården and wool from the king’s sheep of Stockholm become furniture in the exhibition Stockholm Wood by Emma Olbers at Designgalleriet during the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012.
I showed the coffee table S-Wood in the project, Stockholm Wood, who was a small collection of furniture that was shown at an exhibition at Designgalleriet during the Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2012. Today it is produced by Ire Möbel.
‘Brev’ means letter in Swedish, and this design literally looks like one. A tall locker for the hall or office, it can be used for storing shoes, gloves or mail. The cabinet has an outer surface of leather and will age with grace. Brev is produced by Asplund
I wanted to make a sofa that could be built further on, something to grow in. I hope that we are evolving from a throwaway culture into buying things that will last. If you know that it is easy to add, move and change clothes, then it’s easier to focus on quality.
When I drew sectional couch Rejoin environmental thinking was a driving factor. I wanted to create a sofa with a homely and embracing feeling and then I think of my favourite cardigan, the one I inherited from grandpa, lovely in wool with patches of leather.