Tim Alpen, Kauppi & Kauppi, Brad Ascalon, Stone Designs, and Team Glimakra & Johan Kauppi
Tim Alpen began his design education at various craft schools in Sweden but completed his education within furniture design. Tim Alpen Design, located in Stockholm, works within furniture design, product design, and graphic design. Tim collaborates with companies in various product areas, materials, and techniques.
Kauppi & Kauppi
Johan Kauppi & Nina Kauppi have a shared design studio in Sweden. This designer duo approaches design in all scales, from spatial projects to tactile objects in the hand’s scale. The studio´s philosophy is identified as a search for a pure and restrained design, celebrating the added values that make a project unique and genuine. Their inspiration is often found in contrasts and in the dynamic between tranquil nature and pulsing cityscapes.
Brad Ascalon’s eponymous award-winning studio was founded in 2006. The multi-disciplinary designer specializes in furniture for the contract, hospitality, and residential markets, as well as lighting, packaging, and other consumer products. With a reductive approach to his craft, Ascalon believes in design that is uncomplicated, rational, and manages to find the perfect balance of form, function, and concept. Through this approach, coupled with a strong understanding of strategy-driven design opportunities for his clients, Ascalon is widely regarded as one of the leading American design voices of his generation.
Stone is a multi-disciplinary study which develops interior design and product projects through a perspective that makes them unique. Focused on the human factor, Stone makes projects for and because of people. For nearly 25 years, they have focused on the same objective: to help each other be happier day after day.
A-Frame Mobile Screens - Designed by Tim Alpen
The challenge of this project was to reduce as many elements as possible while still retaining the key features of the screen.
The idea of bending a flat surface seemed, at first, to be too simple. But as the work progressed and a clean, straightforward form developed, it felt justified. The intention of the design was to be relatively thin, like a hung or bent piece of paper.
Due to the bent shape creating double the amount of surfaces, the screen has a significant sound-absorbing effect. The space underneath the screen makes it possible to have several different sizes nested, matryoshka style, and the user can control how much of the screen is shown by sliding it apart or together. The product also has a saddle shaped markerboard accessory that spans over the top and can be used on either side.
Suspension Rods & Panels - Designed by Kauppi & Kauppi
Decorative and functional wall-mounted sound absorption cushions that contribute to a calm and pleasant atmosphere.
The fabric-covered, softly shaped super-ellipses have carefully designed suspension details, which give the design an artisanal expression. The panels are pre-configured and mounted on a semi-circular wooden birch rod with leather straps, intended to be repeated sideways and vertically to form patterns. The Suspension Rods & Panels are available in three different widths, making the design well suited to serve as a complementary backrest for various benches or paired with fixed custom-built seats. “The Suspension Rods & Panels were designed during a winter stay in Lapland, Finland - perhaps one of the most silent and minimalist places you can imagine. During our process, we envisioned large colorful wall installations where different fabrics and elements of wood could interact to form unique yet functional acoustic background walls.” – Kauppi & Kauppi
Rectangular Floor Screens - Designed by Kauppi & Kauppi
Rectangular floor screens with angled legs possess a modern, light aesthetic
The screens are robust and offer great sound absorption. The solid wood legs are inspired by traditional trestles and give the floor screens a free and creative expression. These floor screens are designed to be used in dynamic groups as well as repeated in rows.
Softened Floor Screen – Designed by Brad Ascalon
Simple and soothing in their shape.
The changing scales of size emote a sense of organic attributes, like a series of trees. The greater the combination of floor screens, the less likely one is to feel like they are in an office, but rather out in the open, surrounded by nature. Intentional contours of the floor screens allow for a focused work mode. They soften ambient sound and mask the visual disruptions of a space. These characteristics create a feeling of privacy, both individually and within a small work group.
Dual Sided - Designed by Stone Designs
A flexible, multi-function unit that works as a divider, writing board, and storage shelf.
The front and back consist of a combination of a markerboard and a sound absorber. The pass-through shelf adds functionality and can be used for storage or to display plants and books.