In the shop gallery: Make it Malmö – Högdager
Högdager is a design collection curated by TypeO in cooperation with Form/Design Center with the aim of showcasing and presenting the design scene in Skåne to a curious international audience. During the summer the collection is being shown in the shop gallery.
There is growing international interest in Skåne design. Influencers around the world have their attention focused on this dynamic region of southern Sweden. Now they have the chance to experience it through the eyes of creatives Micha van Dinther and Magnus Wittbjer.
“Long, light summer nights, with dramatic colour shifts at dawn and dusk. But also the narrow, cobblestoned streets of Gamla Väster in Malmö, lined by tiny houses in a rainbow of pastel shades,” is how TypeO describes the Högdager collection.
Project Make it Malmö
The Högdager collection is part of the project Make it Malmö, which aims to showcase Skåne as a design destination. Every year, Tourism in Skåne and Malmö Tourism invite over 100 journalists and bloggers so they can experience the region in person and write about it in their channels. This year, independent influencers are being given the opportunity to experience Malmö and Skåne in their own way. At their disposal they have an apartment at the OhBoy bicycle hotel, a bicycle, and a bus pass.
Showroom for Skåne design
To display some of the Skåne design scene in conjunction with this project, a professional curator, TypeO, was commissioned to furnish the apartment at the OhBoy hotel with design objects by Skåne designers. The project was funded with support from Region Skåne and the City of Malmö and was project managed by Form/Design Center. Two interior design concepts/collections have been produced for the period 1 May to 30 Sept 2018, when the apartment will be lived in by trendsetting influencers from the whole world, staying from two to five days each.
TypeO is run by Micha van Dinther and Magnus Wittbjer. In TypeO they combine their professions as art director and copywriter with their passionate interest in design, gastronomy and the good things of life. Using creativity as their foundation, they design or select objects that appeal to them. In their webshop they sell hand-picked designs and offer stylish, tastefully designed products.
Contributing designers/design companies
Karin Auran Frankenstein
Studio Amanda & Matilda
Here you will find press images for downloading: bit.ly/make-it-malmo
Diagonal carpet by Petra Lilja. Opposites mortar by Hulda Järeslätt. Halo bowl by Benjamin Hubert for David Design. Steps mirror, round, by Petra Lilja. Open bowl by Jenny Nordberg for Minus Ten. Photo: Mike Karlsson Lundgren.
Steps mirror by Petra Lilja. Icon lamp by Milan Kosovic. Mater Lachrymarium urn by Future Days. Vit Rå candle holder by Karolina Brobeck. Hommage match case by Kristina Stark. Dressed In Clay mirror by Kajsa Willner. Eight Table by Louise Hederström for Karl Andersson & Söner. Pucca pouf by Stefan Borselius for Blå Station. Diagonal carpet by Petra Lilja. Bleck armchair by TAF for Gärsnäs. Photo: Mike Karlsson Lundgren.
Little Darling lamp, light gray, by Swedish Ninja. Steps mirror, round, by Petra Lilja. Duvet cover and pillowcase in light grey linen by Norrgavel. Pillow in linen by Eva Wittbjer. Strandråg pillow by Studio Amanda & Matilda Temptable. Table by Kunsik. Photo: Mike Karlsson Lundgren.
Contrast oil painting by Maria Leinonen. Cylinder vase by Kristina Stark. Dressed In Clay candle holder by Kajsa Willner. Våg plaid, grey, by Norrgavel. Duvets in light gray linen by Norrgavel. Photo: Mike Karlsson Lundgren.
Jug with saucer by Pernilla Norrman. Beyond Local dish brush by Anna Gudmundsdottir. Tête-à-tête salt mill by Staffan Holm for David Design. Espresso cup and butter plates by Lena Willhammar. Photo: Mike Karlsson Lundgren.
Kitchen towel and coasters in linen by Seoyoung Shin. Opposites lemon squeezer and cutting board/grater by Hulda Järeslätt. Mater Tenebrareum urn by Future Days. Photo: Mike Karlsson Lundgren.
Autumn Leaves hanging mobile by Lovisa Hansson and Johanna Nilsson. Dressed in Clay candle holder by Kajsa Willner. Kruka Rak by Pernilla Norrman. Overflow ceramic object by MKID. Photo: Mike Karlsson Lundgren.