From Dresses to Glue: Swedish Design Award Honors Exceptional Creations

From Dresses to Glue: Swedish Design Award Honors Exceptional Creations
Sam Biddle
  • 29 june 2009

The Swedish Design Award, presented to exemplary objects across a diverse span of categories, demands of its recipients that their work be sustainable, financially viable, and perform in practice as well as they might have appeared as concepts. The designers themselves must also, of course, be Swedish. All nineteen of the objects honored this year—from a dress to a bottle of glue—will be on display at the Pratt Institute in New York through August 5th. Below are some of our favorites from the collection.

Swedish Design Award Table

The SDA jury deemed ‘Thinner’ notable for its high function—capable of serving as a fine desk, conference, or even dining room table—mixed with an unbelievably minute form. The table is only two inches thick at its thickest, and an amazing six millimeters at its thinnest, yet can support 330 pounds of weight.

From Dresses to Glue: Swedish Design Award Honors Exceptional Creations

The ‘Open Box’ aims to draw attention to the beautiful light it gives off—beamed through an array of small perforations—rather than the fixture itself. The fixture automatically switches off when rooms are empty, and dims itself in accordance with other ambient sources.

[via NYT’s The Moment]


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