Berlin-born, London-based Corinna Warm is praised for her innovative and surprising work.Read more
- 40 cm
- 36, 46, 56 cm
- Table top (bowl): Ash wood in natural lacquer or white, black lazur finish. Or bowl in aluminum, white or black lacquered (inner bowl in plastic). Base: Steel base in white or black lacquer.
Berlin-born, London-based Corinna Warm is praised for her innovative and surprising work. Like Drum, which holds fruit without a bowl and flowers without a pot.
Simple, yet surprising. Berlin-born designer Corinna Warm finds beauty in simple, natural materials and shapes. But despite their simplicity, her products often reveal an unexpected element. A hidden drawer turns out to be an additional work surface, and when you look closer, a table is actually ... a bowl!
Warm’s pieces are intelligent, innovative – and beautiful. And perhaps a clue as to why her design looks as it does is that, unlike many fellow designers, she does not work primarily in front of her computer, but creates her own brand in close collaboration with skilled craftspeople. Functionality and quality equal longevity and sustainability is also of great importance.
Corinna Warm was born in Berlin in 1978. She came to the UK to study at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, where she graduated in Product Design in 2002. She then worked for several well-known contemporary designers in Milan and London before establishing her London-based company Warm in 2007 which designs products, furniture and interiors. Warm has participated in exhibitions in London and Milan, and has been featured in the press, both in the UK and internationally.
Many modernist architects were universal designers with not only a clear understanding of designing houses, but also the interior, the furniture and almost the clothes the owners might wear. Swedese's founder, Yngve Ekström, was no exception. Together with names including Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson, Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjaerholm, Yngve Ekström was at the core of a generation of designers who made the concept "Scandinavian Modern" famous all over the world. With a keen eye, he designed Swedese's furniture, he designed together with L + M Architects also the head office building, logo, catalogues and personalised Christmas cards including their own poems. And so on.
The most well known design of Yngve Ekström's extensive portfolio is the Lamino armchair from 1956, which is still manufactured and sold all over the world. In 1999 the Lamino was voted the Twentieth Century's Best Swedish Furniture Design by the Swedish interior design magazine Sköna Hem.