Danish designer Anita Johansen is launching the first piece of her furniture collection ReFurnish/ReUpholster at next week’s opening of The Danish Design School’s Graduation Show 2012 in Copenhagen.
A central part of the project for Anita surrounds the history and preservation of the Scandinavian uphostery sector which has come into jeopardy in the face of outsourcing. She wanted to explore innovative production techniques and material uses in which local industry could remain competitive.
The result is a removable upholstery which can be easily installed (and washed!) from home. The piece is made with two traditional Nordic elements – oak and felt. The results are clean and frankly stunning. I can’t wait to see more.
More info at Anita Johansen.