Thursday, February 23, 2012

A little bit about the new collection...

Designers love to employ beautiful fabrics to combine function and aesthetics in whimsical play. The Sognsvann lamp (Left) follows this creed by evoking a memory the designer had along Norway's Lake Sognsvann. The fabric, what at first glance might appear to be an abstract bleed, is a scene of trees reflected in still water. Passersby provoke the glistening silk to lightly sway, creating an ebb and flow in the depicted waters. The light bulb that hangs behind the silk curtain could be mistaken for the moon as the viewer is slowly hypnotized by the lamp’s layered nuance. The Sognsvann lamp, made of Scandinavian Oakwood inspires the senses with its poetic efficacy and exceeds the boundaries of a fabric’s functional uses.  Right (Gold Pendant Lamp)            

 This year Brunklaus Amsterdam was true to form, creating new textiles and lamps that engage their audience with hidden meaning. For the textile collection, Brunklaus chose to tell a family story, of sorts, by reinventing forgotten family relics, woven and needlepoint craft from 1890 to the present. The textiles, trompe l’oeil collages of old knit work, tell a story of time and endurance. Their profound color combinations attract the eye and create moments that draw the viewer into a history they have yet to learn.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Thank you, Sweden

It gives Brunklaus Amsterdam a great feeling of gratitude to be able to share our inspiration at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. We would like to thank all visitors for their positive response to the new collection! We would also like to thank the organization for their support and hospitality, we are looking forward for the show in 2013! 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012

It's the third day of the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012. New pillows, lamps and more are on display at our booth this year.  The Stockholm Furniture Fair breeds big ideas among creative people and plenty of positive energy. Even on the first day, after our stand was painted in a deep-blue green, it looked like we entered a fairy tale. We realized the Brunklaus world in pop-up form!

Above: Sognsvann and Abstract Gold Pendant lamp 
(Handmade, oak and printed silk)

The colors of the new Sognsvann pendant lamps are bold and sultry against the background walls. Every movement  in the air provokes the silk to move slightly, like ripples on the surface of the Norwegian Lake Sognsvann (the source of inspiration for the new lamp).

As architects, press and stylist came from  Elle, Bobedre, and the Swedish design magazine Villabladet Sydväst, we had the feeling we were losing them to another world in the soft and alluring glow of the pendant lamps.

See more visual rhyming of the Brunklaus collection on YouTube

***More news to come as the fair continues through February 11th*** 

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012