front: designer of the year 2010 front: designer of the year 2010
jan 20, 2010

front: designer of the year 2010

front – A&W’s designer of the year 2010 image © designboom

swedish designers sofia lagerkvist, charlotte von der lancken and anna lindgrenhave of front have been given the designer of the year 2010 award by german magazine A&W (architektur & wohnen). in honour of the award an exhibition featuring the group’s work from their career is being held at the gerling-quartier / foyer, as part of the passagen program, during the imm cologne furniture fair 2010.

front selected london based julia lohmann for the A&W mentor prize for up-and-coming designers.

‘vanishing’ – a chest of drawers ‘falling vase’ image © designboom

in the magic collection, design pieces are made to make other objects disappear. a lamp that levitates and a chest of drawers that separates and floats away. front wanted to create pieces with seemingly impossible characteristics that seem to defy the laws of nature.

‘vanishing’ a close-up. it makes all the things you put in disappear. image © designboom

‘falling vase’ – a vase with a built in fall, where the motion is one with the object image © designboom

‘animal thing’ for moooi image © designboom

‘morphed’ this is a panton chair morphed image © designboom

‘morphed’ image © designboom ‘morphed’ image © designboom

‘changing cupboard’ image © designboom

‘changing cupboard’ image © designboom close-up image © designboom

image © designboom

‘svarva’ adjustable freestanding lamp and ‘selma’ reading chair, both for IKEA

‘soft wood’ sofa for moroso

front combined the characteristics of textile and wood and explored the expectations of the material

sofia explains the project ‘divided’ image © designboom

‘divided’ – a chest of drawers that seem to divide and balance on its edge image © designboom

  • Brilliant!

    romina says:
  • interesting, provocative…

    Ernst says:
  • Hemosas, y los Productos También ha

    javier (chile) says:
  • I’ve got so much useful ideas out of it!! FRONT Keep up the good work.

    rico says:
  • “You think that you can front when revelation comes?”

    Zazie says:
  • The wildly experimental work deserves attention.
    Congratulation to Front.

    Hanna says:
  • Form pose a culturally conditioned question as to what constitutes good and useful form.

    Jean Lambert says:
  • Form are 4 or 3 designers?

    Felicitas says:
  • Four I think? there’s one missing from these shots…

    Ralph says:
  • these guys really understand how to sell lifestyle. Im learning something…

    xxx says:
  • great! innovative, fresh and surprisingliy intelligent! well done and congratulations!

    simon says:
  • dear felicitas and ralph,

    regarding your comments if there are 3 or 4 in front,
    there are now in fact 3. the group was originally
    formed by sofia lagerkvist, charlotte von der lancken,
    anna lindgren – and katja sävström, who recently left the group.

    ridhika /designboom says:

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