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ESTONIA | JOHANNA TAMMSALU & TAMMA DESIGN PÜ: SOFT SWING AND STOOL
SOON AT THE STATE OF DESIGN, BERLIN 2017 FESTIVAL AS PART OF TOTAL CHANGE, NIEUWE GLOBAL GESTALTUNG #001Tamma design is a small and innovative Nordic design studio that searches for the beauty and potential in the everyday, and set itself the aim to come up with fresh objects that tell stories. Handcrafted by artisans in Spain, Italy, and Estonia, all projects are the result of an experimental design process that playfully mingles shapes, colors and textures into something that is as simple as it is unique in its personality. The Soft Swing and Stool which Tammsalu reveal at the festival are a good example. They grew out of a confrontation with deep-buttoned furniture – or more precisely several samples of buttoning styles on a simple board, completely out of their usual context - formally attired gentlemen of a certain age, in a dark paneled study, comforting themselves with cigars and brandy. Tammsalu decided to take this contrast even it further by simplifying the patterns, and transferring them to a simple stool and a girly indoor swing.