the bedroom furniture of the year
The Georg collection from Skagerak was named ‘bedroom furniture of the year’ by Elle Decoration Sweden at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2016 earlier this week. The Swedish Design Award is Georg’s third international price since the launch of the collection in 2014.
Monday evening, Elle Decoration Sweden kick-started the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair when they hosted their Swedish Design Awards (EDSDA) at Café Opera in the heart of Stockholm. Accompanied by comments such as “wonderfully simple” and “functional and beautiful furniture with a proximity that makes them easy to place” Skagerak’s collection Georg won the award in the category of ‘bedroom furniture of the year’.
In addition to rewarding and celebrating the best designers and products of the year 2016, the award show was also the Editor’s presentation of their nominees for the first round of the great Elle Decoration International Design Awards, held in April during the renowned Milanese design fair, Salone del Mobile. As winner at the Swedish Design Awards, Georg will be in the race for Elle Decoration’s international price too.
The Georg collection is created by the Danish designer, Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm, and in collaboration with Skagerak, she might have found the recipe for how to please both the consumers and jury members at award shows. Chris’ has a Japanese/Nordic inspired approach to design which correlates brilliantly with Skagerak’s conviction that craftsmanship and functionality should always be paramount when creating products lasting for generations. This determination from both Chris and Skagerak has indeed proven fruitful, as Georg in just few years seems to have grown into a respected and popular collection on several big markets. Thus, the first award was achieved in 2014, when the Georg Stool won a Red Dot Design Award, in on this Friday, the prestigious German Design Award in the category of ‘excellent product design – Furniture’ will be granted for the Georg Mirror too.
Amongst the new members of the Georg family you find the two-legged desk and the screwless coat stand, which both are greatly characterized by the collection’s minimalist discourse and integrates well with its surroundings when balancing against the wall.