Stockholm Furniture Fair 2024
Armchair in recycled CLT, designed by Sara Szyber
The armchair is made entirely from recesses from house production and produced at Stolfabriken AB in Tibro. By refining the recesses to glue joint, the material has been transformed into an elegant and strong board that can be surface treated, upgraded and recycled in the long term. The cushion is made by the Swedish Wool Mattress Company and filled with wool.
In Sweden, there is extensive production of wall elements for buildings in cross-laminated timber (CLT). They consist of layer-glued boards of spruce, where every second layer is in a 90° turn to the next layer. During production, holes are made for doors and windows. The leftover recesses are a great resource. It is soft, light and strong and can be surface treated in various ways. Today a large proportion is chipped for heating and only a small proportion is upcycled into new products.
Upcycling the recesses is a climate benefit because carbon dioxide continues to be stored in wood products. We want to show that there is a potential to work with residual materials as more than a one-off product, where a concrete example is our floor KL+ for Almedalsgolv.
Since 2022, Sara Szyber and Marc Hoogendijk have collaborated to explore how we can increase the value and use of the recesses from Swedish house production. We have applied a practical investigative method and identified several opportunities to develop sustainable applications of the recesses as a circular resource.
Mötesplats Steneby is a hub and idea developer for the creative and cultural industries in Dalsland and a member of the 100Gruppen. We will show our furniture in co-operation with Mötesplats Steneby in 100Gruppen stand, A02:15A. Most welcome!
Misschiefs with Fine Dying at Institut Suédois
Exhibition FINE DYING by Misschiefs at Institut Suédois (Paris) 07.09.2023 – 01.10.2023. Misschiefs is an independent platform founded 2021 in Stockholm by Paola Bjäringer. Sara Szyber will show her unique collection of glass together with artists and designers Isa Andersson, ButchXFemme, Klara Fahrman, Popline Fichot, Lotta Lampa, Anna Nordström, Maria Pita Guerreiro, Yngvild Saeter, with scenographer Minna Palmqvist and performances by Vera Jörgensen and Grebnellaw.
KL+ nominated for Design S
KL+ is nominated for Design S – Swedish Design Awards 2023 in the category Industrial and product design B2B/B2C!
Together with Almedalsgolv, the designers Sara Szyber and Marc Hoogendijk are creating the sustainable floor of the future, based on an entirely circular approach.
Design S is Sweden’s largest and most comprehensive design award. Design S highlights creative, sustainable and innovative solutions in all areas of products, services and environments. The award will be presented in Umeå on 31 May! See more here.
Picture including KL+ from Houdini Sportswear in Stockholm, concept by White Architects.
KL+ with Almedalsgolv
In the production of solid timber houses made of cross laminated timber, so called KL timber, whole wall elements are first built, into which recesses for windows and doors are then made. Today these pieces are mainly used for chipping and energy recovery. Me and Marc Hoogendijk wanted to turn the perspective around and see the outputs as a resource and a raw material for new products. Something that immediately struck us was the value of the striped structure that KL wood is made of through its cross gluing. Partly a visual value but also functional if, for example, predominantly hard-wearing end-grain timber was used. We went to Almedalsgolv with our innovative method and through this new collaboration we have now created KL+, entirely made of up cycled Swedish wood. Read more here.
Trä Art 2022
Kulturgatan Bodafors is a vibrant visitor destination in the Småland highlands, with a focus on crafts, design and creativity. In 2022, Sara Szyber participates in the summer exhibition Trä Art with both her stackable chair in ash and the armchair Check Mate Low. The event runs from from June 11-September 18. Check out more about Kulturgatan Bodafors here!
Fine Dying and Death Proof Cabinet in Milan
Misschiefs moves to Italy during Milan Design week, featuring 26 selected Swedish artists. Sara Szyber shows her unique collection of glass within the Fine Dying installation along with her Death Proof Cabinet. Exhibition and workspaces will take over the whole building at Fabbrica Bini, via Giovanni da Cermenate 18. On display June 6-12, thanks to Konstnärsnämnden.
Misschiefs & Cecilia Hillström Gallery
Group exhibition juxtaposing art and design. With Linnéa Rygaard, Anna-Karin Rasmusson and Lotta Lampa – curated by Misschiefs together with Cecilia Hillström Gallery. The show includes new objects and previous prototypes – Piccolo Hanger, Break Tables as well as Check Mate Chairs and Guéridon Table. On display April 30-May 25 at Linnégatan 4.
Fine Dying, a Victorian dinner party in decay
Group show curated by Paola Bjaringer and Misschiefs at Linnégatan 4, together with Anna Nordström, ButchXFemme, Lotta Lampa, Isa Andersson, Maria Pita Guerreiro. The concept of Fine Dying was inspired from “Professions of a Woman” by Virgina Woolf written in 1931.
Sara Szyber is showing a collection of unique glass pieces ranging from bottles, vases, drinking glasses, salt holders and a goblet in shape of an hourglass. The glass pieces are skewed, stained and have been stamped with skulls… “I have been working with the concept of Memento mori, with unbalance and decay. In this I see both the ephemeral and something absolutely solid – as death itself.” On display February 7-27 (Linnégatan 4, Stockholm).
The Axel Larsson Memorial Fund
Swedish Design Movement Paris
During 3.9-3.10 2021, Sara Szyber is invited to participate with her Death Proof Cabinet, Check Mate Chairs and Fountain Guéridon Table at the Swedish Institute in Paris.