Kinnarps part of exciting design collaboration

In connection with Stockholm Design Week 2021, the results of a design collaboration between Kinnarps and students from Beckman's College of Design will be displayed. An exciting project where two students designed a piece of furniture together with Kinnarps. It is shown in a mini exhibition of Greenhouse in central Stockholm during the design week.

"For us, it is important to participate in this type of design collaboration. It is always interesting to see what kinds of innovative design thoughts and ideas students have in the areas we work with. We have seen a lot of positives in this project with Beckmans College of Design where the focus has been on a product that fits well into today´s flexible way of working.”

Jenny Hörberg, Director, Global Range & Design, Kinnarps AB

The design briefs to the students contained terms such as flexibility, mobility, multifunctional, durability, circularity and homeliness. Planning new environments for offices, schools and healthcare requires new flexible solutions and furniture. Our way of working tends to be more flexible and mobile and we also adapt our equipment accordingly.
The result is a product prototype called Cael, which is a flexible laptop table for the public space. The design process was based on the semiotics of the wheel. They wanted to communicate movement through a graphic expression.

"The table is easy to handle, mobile and adapted for lower-seated people. To take advantage of the company's manufacturing skills in steel, we were inspired by the classic product Jig from Kinnarps. The intention has always been to have a low material consumption and few elements in production. Cael is meant to be in a changing work landscape with an optimistic design language".

Anna Rothlin and Emma Falkehed, Beckmans School of Design

The result of this collaboration will be shown in a mini-exhibition of Greenhouse in the Superellipse on Sergels Torg during Stockholm Design Week 8-13 February 2021.


For more information, please contact:

Kristina Hjalmarsson
Press contact, Kinnarps AB
Tel.: +46 (0) 706 38 52 87 

Jenny Hörberg
Director Global Range & Design, Kinnarps AB
Tel.: +46 (0) 515 380 30

About Kinnarps

Kinnarps is Europe's leading supplier of total interior design solutions for offices, schools and healthcare, with operations in 40 countries and a Group turnover of SEK 3.9 billion. The entire value chain is characterised by high quality and low environmental impact – from raw materials to finished solutions. Kinnarps was founded in 1942 and is a wholly-owned family company with manufacturing in Sweden.