Åke Axelsson is one of Sweden’s most experienced active designers and interior designers. Since the end of the fifties, his interior design assignments have been plenty and significant.
Åke Axelsson has spent a lot of passionate time analyzing the construction
of chairs, including studying ancient Greek and Egyptian chairs. His design is characterized by simplicity and reduction, with form and function clearly deriving from functionalism.
Åke i ateljen
The growing ecological awareness in the furniture industry involves new challenges which correspond with the smallholder’s upbringing of Åke Axelsson in Småland, southeastern Sweden.
Juryns motivering: »Med karmstolen Ferdinand har Åke Axelsson kombinerat tradition och nytänkande – och skapat en möbelklassiker som sannolikt blir en eftertraktad ikon på auktioner i framtiden. Som en sann funktionalist låter han konstruktionen illustrera den hantverksskicklighet som sammanfogar de gedigna materialen och gör sittandet till en konstart.«
The first meeting is marvelously low-key. Like an impartial observer who has attended so many such events, Åke Axelsson stands leisurely in Stockholm’s Kulturhuset and sips from his champagne flute. It’s the opening of a new, temporary design satellite of the Swedish national museum and there’s a show called “Selectivities” presenting the works of past Swedish craftsmen…
The Nomad collection at Habitare’s EcoDesign exhibition in Helsinki in september.
The 2014 theme of Habitare’s EcoDesign special exhibition is life-cycle thinking. The exhibition will present works by some 60 designers. The exhibition will draw attention to the key role of the designer, as the most important decisions affecting the environment are made in the product’s design phase. The curator of the exhibition will be the Finnish architect Marco Casagrande.
The Habitare fair will be held at Messukeskus from 10 to 14 September.