by Levy Arik
ROOM Collection in a collaboration with Erik Olovsson, 2014
When it comes to furniture, people are used to placing a object within a square space. While it is common to use a square form to arrange an object, Erik and Kyuhyung were interested in diversifying the relationship between object and space to create furniture as rooms for objects. The focus was to explore the mix-and-match quality of the ensemble in our spaces from a graphical approach.
ROOM collection is a furniture system with 25 stackable blocks and a low table with various geometric voids inspired by architecture and the objects they can hold. When all the elements of ROOM are combined it forms either a long shelf or a tall cabinet with a variety of different graphical compositions. ROOM allows each user to pick their favorite elements to build up your own composition as a shelf, a table or just as a sculpture.
Each block was inspired by specific objects, creating various shapes and sizes. The round for wine, zigzag for phones, tablets and laptops, or peaked for an open book. Each block can be a room to invite any object, the composition is unlimited.
ROOM enhances the characteristic of the individual objects and emphasizes the interactions between space and object. ROOM is made in plywood and finished with a matt lacquer.
Element: Block × 25 pieces, Table × 1 piece, Stainless mirror × 1 piece
Material : Pine plywood, pine veneer
Dimensions: H 2140, W 1170, L 300 mm
Photography: Gustav Almestål
The original intention when ForOms was founded is trying to enlarge the space inside every piece of jewelry, to fill it with spirit and knowledge, therefore turn jewelry into a carrier to convey concept and ideology. Every piece of jewelry from ForOms is the result of a deep exploration and research under some themes, the concept of them are mostly based on the discussion of human existence and how it’s interacting with everything else, the thinking and interpretation of different world outlooks. They are to be worn as the carrier of the owner’s spirit and thought, as an outer storage of the wearer’s inner self-expression.
Art direction, illustration and body paint design
Not much to say about this print, which is now available in my Standard Designs Etsy Shop. Just, I fucking love this album, and I wish I’d been around to watch Lou Reed record it and David Bowie produce it.
If Lou Reed is your kind of artist, if Penguin Books are your kind of books, then, well… here you go. You’re welcome.
Costumes by Tove Berglund
Some of the costumes I designed for the dance performance ‘Kostymdrama’. Photographed by Miranda Ivarsson. The performance piece was the result of a collaboration between the dance collective Ches:co and myself at Dansens Hus in Stockholm in the autumn of 2009.
Models: Inga Wennergren, Klas Bergqvist, Disa Östrand
Costume: Tove Berglund
Photo: Miranda Ivarsson
Dance and choreography: Tove Brunberg, Ludvig Daae, Marie Kagrell, Minnoka Nockrach
and Rebecka Stillman