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Design with a story.
She’s been very involved in the creation of the book and offers a unique insight into the world of images and ideas that has shaped her design philosophy. “It´s in a way a kind of missionary, to sprea
knowledge and understanding about the work behind good long-lasting design. In this book about
Lucy Kurrein, we get really close to the designer and the personal story that has shaped both her and her work”, says Offecct Brand Manager Maria Olofsson Karemyr.
In the book, we follow design writer Max Fraser to Lucy Kurrein’s studio for a personal and sincere conversation. The extensive visual material that Kurrein herself has selected reflects her personality, sources of inspiration and design process. Just as in her work, we meet a designer where care for every detail results in a natural simplicity that requires time. “I am selective about the projects I take on.
If I hired a team, I could take on three times as much work, but I enjoy designing everything with my own hands and allowing a slow and considered design process,” she says.
In the book Lucy Kurrein also talks about how her creativity when young was nurtured by visits to art museums, sculpture parks and galleries and why the relationship between the product and the human body is so central to her. “To understand the material world is to delve into the space between body and object, movement and stasis, hollows and solids, craft and machine. Many references come and go during a creative career, while others stay around for life. These are some of the ones that have stuck for me.” delve into the space between body and object, movement and stasis, hollows and solids, craft and machine. Many references come and go during a creative career, while others stay around for life. These are some of the ones that have stuck for me.”
Lucy Kurrein began her career on an Art Foundation Diploma at the Leeds College of Art and Design. She went on to study Furniture Design at Buckinghamshire University where she graduated in 2007. After some years at Matthew Hiltons’ and Pearson Lloyds’ respectively, all British Royal Designers for Industry, she set up her own design studio in London in 2013. The same year she launched her first sofa in collaboration with SCP. In 2015 Lucy was awarded “Young Furniture Designer of the Year” by Homes and Gardens magazine. She is one of the most exciting new designers working in Europe today.
Offecct + Lucy Kurrein
Copy editor: Anne Soward
Text: Max Fraser, Maria Olofsson Karemyr, Lucy Kurrein
Photography: Björn Ceder, Mark Cocksedge
Production: Henrik Nygren Design
Distribution: Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Order your copy here: http://ao-publishing.com
Offecct was founded in 1990 by Kurt Tingdal and Anders Englund. Offecct has a revenue of SEK 150 million. 50% of Offecct’s sales comprise exports to more than 50 countries, and showrooms are situated in Stockholm and Gothenburg (SE), Oslo (NO), Copenhagen (DK), Milan (IT), London (UK), Rotterdam and Amsterdam (NL), Düsseldorf and Munich (DE), Zürich (CH), New York (US) and Singapore (SG). Since May 2017 Offecct has been a part of Flokk, an international group of companies with a focus on developing furniture for working places. In addition to Offecct the group owns HÅG, RBM, RH, BMA, Giroflex, Malmstolen, Profim and 9to5 Seating.
Flokk is the market leader in the design, development and production of workplace furniture in Europe. Flokk is the proud owner of product brands HÅG, RBM, RH, BMA, Giroflex, Malmstolen, Offecct, Profim and 9to5 Seating. About 2 500 employees work together to realize the vision of the company: Inspire great work. Flokk’s head office is in Oslo, Norway and production units in Røros (Norway); in Los Angeles (United States); in Turek (Poland); in Guangdong (China) and in Tibro and Nässjö (Sweden). In addition, Flokk keep sales offices in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, UK, France, Switzerland, Dubai, Singapore, USA, China and Australia. Flokk products are sold in more than 50 countries. In 2018 the total turnover was close to NOK 3 billion.
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