Nytt Rom 58



This is subtitled the 'påyfyll issue ved andre øyekast' which seems to translate as the refill issue at second sight … so here I take refill as referring to taking the top up of coffee and giving yourself time to think.

Certainly the magazine is packed with Inspiration and ideas … so for some the really must have … although for me it means that I really must go and look or I really should find out more.

There are book reviews here but more and more traditional publishing seems to be about following on behind the magazines and the on-line sites, to they do the retrospective - here a book on Modernist architecture - or there are more general compilations to inspire you so here The New Old House, about combining historic and modern architecture, and Creative Living Country.

In Nytt Rom, the product reviews are often presented in groups of three to a page … so in this issue the interesting combination of a desk tidy or small tool carrier from Eva Solo, a basket from Lena Bjerre and Cloth - a jug in 3D printed porcelain designed by Luca Nichetto for OTHR. The link here being I guess containers.

Or there are three interesting upholstered shell-shaped chairs - the You Lounge - also designed by Luca Nichetto - Lune by Jamie Hayon from Fritz Hansen and Asko by Patrick Norguet from Erik Jørgensen … so here you can do an important compare and contrast.

The magazine also does a really good job of putting together in one issue profiles that are linked so in this issue there are longer pieces on Ariake - a partnership of two furniture companies from Morodomi in the Saga prefecture in Japan - and makers of more traditional furniture at the Miyazaki Chair Factory.

There are good profiles of ….

The architects and furniture designers Björn Förstberg and Mikael Ling who trained in Lund and are now based in Malmö with photographs of their 'House for Mother' - a series of simple linked blocks with pitched roofs and walls covered in finely ribbed corrugated aluminium and much of the interior faced with plywood. A really interesting first house from the partnership.

And a profile of the industrial designer Jonas Stokke and his amazing Tjøme Chair with the prototypes made by boat builders from Risør.

There is the home of the young Lithuanian architect Saulius Bulavas who trained at the School of Architecture in Oslo - an apartment that has a raw and industrial feel - and a piece on the home of the interior designer Cecilie Holmboe - part of an ongoing series that looks at how designers and architects themselves live - but the photographs are refreshingly straightforward in their presentation so the interiors are tidy but not over styled for the photo shoot.

One review about the Primo Chair, designed by Konstantin Grcics for Mattiazzi  was interesting because of recent posts on this site . This is another of the 'basic' chairs.

There is so much more in the issue but it also has one aspirational article - so aspirational as in we can all dream - about an Airstream touring caravan with the interior designed by Søren Rose Studio that was photographed touring the highways or rather the back roads of Upstate New York.