Jonas Bohlin has been at the centre of Swedish design for nearly 30 years, ever since the huge success of his concrete chair in 1981. Bohlin has produced an impressive body of work more than deserving of a retrospective. Thrilled to be at the opening party we were pleased to see Bohlin rejected the stark austerity of the fair stands in favour of a more theatrical approach. Filling Input Interior’s cavernous showroom with metres and metres of heavy curtain and hidden dry ice machines he transformed the space into a dramatic setting for his work.
We particularly liked his Kvist light with is raw copper tubing and organic shape (below). OK, it’s manufactured by Örsjö, so we are obviously biased, but you have to admit it does look good! And if you don’t believe us ask the Lammhults group, as the Kvist in white hung throughout their large stand at the fair.