• High degree of design and craftsmanship characterises the 2019 furniture collection from Edsbyn

    Written by Fashion Tales

    A strong tradition of craftsmanship permeates the 2019 collection of the Swedish furniture company Edsbyn. This year, Edsbyn is presenting an updated and revised collection of furniture by renowned designers such as Jens Fager, TEA and Andreas Engesvik, Oslo. The collection includes a number of new pieces of furniture in varying design languages, brought together by a high degree of craftsmanship. A stool, a table, an updated storage series and a sofa are found among the new products for 2019.

    – Since Edsbyn was founded in 1899, craftsmanship and respect for the raw material have been our top priorities, along with creating durable design with a soul, and never compromising at any stage of production, says Sofia Leanders, Marketing Manager, Edsbyn.

    – For the 2019 collection, we worked with Jens Fager, Andreas Engesvik and TEA, resulting in three pieces of furniture with a solid, elegant expression thanks to clean lines and a clear-cut design that is also exciting and inviting at the same time, she continues.

    Edsbyn works with Scandinavian designers and develops furniture in a strong craft tradition that stretches back more than a hundred years. The new pieces for 2019 speak the unmistakable design language of Jens Fager, Andreas Engesvik and TEA, brought together by Edsbyn’s high degree of craftsmanship.

    A solid wooden stool with a Nordic expression for Nationalmuseum

    Designer Jens Fager has received widespread attention, not only in his home
    country of Sweden, but across Europe, for his people-focused approach to design. He imbues his products with a sense of humour and poetry, while striving to find each product’s central function. In collaboration with Edsbyn, Jens designed the Arc Stool for the re-opening of the Nationalmuseum in autumn 2018. Arc Stool is a solid wooden stool with a characteristically Nordic design. The elegant lines and curves of the seat are borrowed right from the Swedish Nationalmuseum’s architectural style. The masterfully turned legs and foot rest lend the stool its finer details, reflecting Jens Fager’s deep respect for the wood.

    Material and dimensions: in accordance with standard range or by special order
    Rec. retail price from: SEK 4 700 incl. VAT
    For information on retailers, please visit: edsbyn.com

    A tasteful, contemporary sofa from Andreas Engesvik, Oslo

    The award-winning Norwegian designer Andreas Engesvik is known for his
    contemporary Scandinavian design. For Edsbyn’s 2019 collection, he and his
    studio created a trim, elegant sofa with soft lines and practical functionality. Clair
    Café Sofa blurs the lines between the private and public space. The
    straightforward contours of the sofa and the practical, aesthetic gap between the
    back and seat, make it both easy to maintain and easy to place.

    Material and dimensions: in accordance with standard range or by special order
    Rec. retail price from: SEK 19 875 incl. VAT
    For information on retailers, please visit: edsbyn.com

    Through Norrland roots, art and science become design

    Edsbyn joined forces with Thomas Eriksson Architects, shortened to TEA, to
    create a streamlined, airy storage series and a table with attitude. The Neat
    family has a graphic look and feel, and is designed to streamline elements and
    material. The trim base and doors make Neat easy to place in a wide-variety of
    spaces. Piece Table is available in a number of heights, making it perfect as a
    dining or work table. Piece Table can now be combined with the new Piece
    Serve, a recessed holder in the middle of the table that serves as storage, a
    planter or ice bucket. TEA draws great inspiration from their Norrland roots,
    exploring the intersection of art and science in their design.

    Material and dimensions: standard range or by special order
    Neat Green – Rec. retail price from: SEK 6 188 incl. VAT
    Piece Serve – Rec. retail price from: SEK 2 225 incl. VAT
    For information on retailers, please visit: edsbyn.com

    Edsbyn has had a strong craft tradition since the very start in 1899. It all began with a skilled craftsman and a little carpentry shop in Hälsingland, the heart of Sweden’s forest country, more specifically in the rural village of Edsbyn. With an innate respect for the raw material and a goal to make use of wood waste, Edsbyn started to craft Windsor chairs. Production really took off in 1953, after Illmari Tapiovaara, a Finnish architect, designed the Fanette Windsor chair for Edsbyn. Today, Edsbyn, in collaboration with leading Scandinavian architects, delivers high quality design for companies, organisations and public spaces.



    Written by Fashion Tales

    To shed light on the importance of sleep for a well-balanced life, Lexington Company launches their global Sleep Well. Live Well. campaign for the second consecutive year in conjunction with World Sleep Day. The campaign highlights the importance of sleep, sleeping habits, how to get a good night’s sleep, and of course finding your perfect match in bedding.

    We want to distance ourselves from what has previously been the ideal, to proudly work and be social around the clock. The ideal today is to be able to achieve a balance in life, which includes a healthy sleep habit. Kristina Lindhe, founder, CEO and Creative Director of Lexington Company.

    World Sleep Day occurs yearly on the Friday before the vernal equinox, and is a day where light is shed upon sleep, sleep related diseases and important subjects regarding sleep such as education, research and medicine. Lexington’s Sleep Well. Live Well. campaign launched on March 4 and lasts until World Sleep Day on March 15.

    Together with Sifo, a Swedish company operating in the field of opinion and social research, Lexington produced a survey called Lexington Company Sleep Barometer to map out Swedes sleeping habits. The survey shows that 94% of all Swedes believe sleep to be important but only 2% prioritize it. Career, family, social life and working out is what Swedes prioritize before sleep.

    The survey proves that Swedes need more and better sleep, as the survey takers sleep two hours less than they wish to every night.

    ”What your bedroom looks like as well as which bedding you use has a great impact on your sleep,” Kristina Lindhe said.

  • Tom Wood - The Act Of Denim

    Written by Fashion Tales

    Tom Wood have teamed up with professional ballet dancers Klara Maartensson and Jonathan Olofsson from the Norwegian National Ballet to showcase their Spring/Summer 19 denim pieces. With a focus on volumes and flexible fits the collection allows room to both move and breathe.

    Part of the inspiration behind our Spring/Summer 19 collection is California vibes and the 70's culture. In the collection you will find oversized silhouettes and layered comfortable looks. Introducing vintage white denim and two seasonal washes, beach worn and sky blue, all inspired by the shades of summer, salt water and the beach.

    Available in stores now.

    Photo credits: Martin Rustad Johansen
    Make up & Hair: Marte Hesvik
    Talents: Klara Maartensson, Jonathan Olofsson

  • UNIQLO continues its collaboration with J.W Anderson

    Written by Fashion Tales

    Today the 8th of March 2019, the new collaboration collection between UNIQLO and the world-famous fashion designer J.W Anderson is launched. The collection is inspired by classic British workwear combined with UNIQLO's unique craftsmanship and focus on materials and function. The result is a new collection of timeless key garments that suits everyone.

    The collection becomes part of UNIQLO's Lifewear philosophy and reflects the values ​​that the brand has in the form of material and functionality.
    “We believe that this collaboration will continue to become part of the foundation of people's wardrobes around the world,” says designer J.W Anderson.

    The third collaboration collection includes classic garments such as trench coat, checkered blouses, paisley patterned skirts and rugby sweater - all of which are a clear part of J.W's DNA.

    The collection will be released at UNIQLO's store at Kungsträdgården in Stockholm and at UNIQLO.com on March 8th.


  • An End of an Era and a New Beginning

    Written by pari

    One last time we got to see the creation Mr. Lagerfeld, along with Virginie Viard, transformed Chanel’s home away from home, this time into a winter wonderland reminiscent of a small village in the French Alps.

    Large tweed fedora hats, seductive silhouettes with a masculine sway, Houndstooth, tartan and big check motifs, . A mind blowing postuum show from the fashion maestro. Winter white, beige, black, and navy blue were met with bursts of purple, fuchsia, brick and emerald green, elegant nonchalance. Ski outfits juxtaposed with urban wear, embroidered snowflakes in white and gold vinyl on chiffon and feather ‘snow-ball’ dresses. And the bags; a faux fur and quilted leather fanny packs and the 2.55… swoon!

    Blowing our minds as always with a Montreuil set designer showing us drop dead dedication. 

House ambassador Penelope Cruz walked down the runway along side some of Karl’s high end muses like Kaia, Cara, Vittoria and Luna.

The fashion industry has lost a true force, however with Lagerfeld’s perfectionist approach and eyes in the future, we assume he made detailed plans to keep his mark in the house and we won’t be disappointed in the seasons to come. 

    ”But don’t you think… That kindness and love could change a man?” – Victor Hugo

  • BIK BOK presents: Cajsa Wessberg

    Written by Fashion Tales

    On International Women's Day, March 8, Bik Bok and illustrator Cajsa Wessberg are launching a design collaboration to celebrate sisterhood.

    The basic idea behind my collection with Bik Bok is to showcase the strength of the sisterhood. The whole collection is based on giving and receiving love. With the collection and illustrations that adorn the garments, I want to convey the strength of believing in themselves and their fellow sisters, ”says Cajsa.

    The collection consists of two track suits, a silvery set in lurex, a jacket, a hoodie and accessories. A print illustrated by Cajsa is used on most of the garments. The illustration shows individuals embracing each other. The collection is colorful and oars of the same playfulness and confidence as Cajsa herself.

    As part of the collection, a poster illustrated by Cajsa is also being launched. This also illustrates individuals who embrace each other but in a different form. The symbolism is the same and is based on the importance of taking care of each other and themselves, the sisterhood.

    The poster comes in a limited edition of 500 pieces and for each poster sold, Bik Bok donates the entire surplus to the women's rights organization Kvinna till Kvinna.

    When we include design collaborations, it is important for us that the person in question gets his voice heard and really feels that it is her collection. Throughout the process, Cajsa has been very involved and clear about what she wants to convey. Both what comes to design and concept. We are incredibly proud of the results and grateful to be able to present the collection and poster for our customers, ”says Lina Tellström, Marketing Manager at Bik Bok.

    Bik Bok x Cajsa Wessberg is launched in selected Bik Bok stores and online on March 8, 2019.

    Rates vary from SEK 149–699.

    The poster costs SEK 99.