Author: Adorno Editorial

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“I want to transfer the vulnerability, frailty, and beauty of nature into my own material, wood” – Antrei Hartikainen View Antrei Hartikainen’s works Kukki and Seitikki in the Finnish Collection for Crossovers.  There’s an Italian nursery rhyme, Per fare un tavolo (to make a table) that starts by stating the very obvious fact that in…

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“What sets Finnish intellect apart in many ways is its appreciation for irony” Sebastian Jansson Curator of the Finnish Collection Finland takes a firm hold as one of the most pristine natural environments that Europe has to offer, from rugged tundras watched over by looming mountain peaks, to captivating and uncountable mythical forests lakes and…

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“We believe that in some cases the great mistake of the contemporary has been to hide the past to try to innovate” – Popdots View Popdot’s works, “DIAS EN VELA”, “LOS” and “ILUMINA” in the Mexican Collection for Crossovers You’ve just been given a free holiday to a destination of your choice, you may choose…

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“Swiss design has had much more to offer than formal adherence to functionality” Davide Fornari, Curator of the Swiss Collection Switzerland may be a relatively small country but its influence and distinct, recognizable style across cultural mediums in architecture, graphic arts, or product design are undeniable, a devotion to bold graphic quality, clean-lined forms, and…

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“The future (or underground) of design in Sweden is eclectic, daring and mutating. The opposite of what it is commonly and historically known for.” Fluorescent oranges, yellows and deep blues, faux hair on glass candelabras and 3-D printed afro picks, Swedish design is evolving in ways which would have been unimaginable decades ago. A long-standing…

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“The objects become a sort of fetish of ourselves as individuals and our contemporary condition.” Åsa Jungnelius View & Purchase Åsa Junelingus’ works in the Swedish Collection for Crossovers.  Holding an object in your hands, bringing it close to your body, feeling its smoothness or roughness, smelling something familiar or something completely alien, the ability…

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“Today there are no rules on how to use objects. We are in a time where it all floats together and the borders disappear.” -Josephine Andredottir Think back to your most recent encounter with contemporary art or design. Was it in a museum? A white-cube gallery space? What objects were there? Were they paintings? Were…

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“We’re different but at the same time synergic. Our strength lies in our two mirrored viewpoints.” –Annalisa Rosso & Francesco Mainardi Adorno is pleased to introduce you to Annalisa and Francesco, the curators of the forthcoming Milan Collections. Milan has earned its rank as the center of the design world, and an Eden for the creative world…

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“Dream, collaborate, experiment and make with awareness.” – Katrín Ólína Pétursdóttir Adorno is proud to present Adorno Profiles, a series of interviews and editorials focused on showcasing a more personal and intimate view into the stories and backgrounds of both prominent and up-and-coming creatives in the design world. In continuation with the ongoing Now Nordic…

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Last month in London, five curators from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland came together at the London Design Fair to explore whether they belong in the same room. The design produced in these five countries is traditionally grouped under the label of ‘Nordic’ – design world shorthand for clean lines, natural materials, simplicity, and…