Design House Stockholm: Design Products from Scandinavia

Design House Stockholm: Design Products from Scandinavia

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Maxwell Ryan
Oct 10, 2008
Dorothy, we're not in Ikea anymore. When I just out of college, my mother gave me a beautiful little votive candle holder from a place called Design House Stockholm. It came with a note explaining the company and a little inscription: “Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.” The candle holder was shaped like a clam shell, made of heavy brass, with a thin layer of silver, which turned it into a mirror when opened. I still have it to this day. This was one of my first run-ins with really cool modern design shops and the values and the emphasis on good design stuck with me. Design House Stockholm is still around and going strong. Conceived as a "publishing company for unique Scandinavian design," it is just that and houses a broad and always interesting range of modern design products, all of which hew to their motto above (which happens to have come from the Shakers!). Located in Stockholm, DHS has a good online shop. If you are looking for something unique and Scandinavian, this should be on your short list. >> Design House Stockholm ----------------------------------------------------------------- • Email from 10.07.08 • Original Email FormatEmail Signup Here and on left navigation ----------------------------------------------------------------- AT EMAIL ARCHIVE ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE TOP OF THE ARCHIVE (chronologically) >> Wary Meyers: Click On This... - 9.4.08 - >> New Classics: Woods Wallpaper [& fabric] from Cole & Son - >> Best of Three: Homes with Pets - 9.27.08 - >> Tools for Pet Living: The Cat Jet and The Roomba - 9.1.08 - >> Photos from Meter Gallery - 8.28.08 ">Original Email Format •Email Signup Here and on left navigation
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