It’s hard not to fall head over heels in love with Maria Gustavsson, the delightfully distinctive designer behind Swedish Ninja, who launched her Chaotic Love Collection – an ode to daily life – at this year’s Salone Satellite in Milan. Working from her studio in the old Kockums Shipyard in Malmo Sweden (sounds nice!) these witty yet fully functional furniture pieces are total head turners!
Take one part Swedish craftsmanship with one part Italian Memphis Movement, put a super creatively observant lady at the helm and you end up with pieces such as: My Socks Table – marbled topped table with bulbous feet whose legs stop just short to reveal striped ankles (this is a reference to her kids always outgrowing their clothes); Little Darling – a two headed table lamp on a plate of marble with a perforated leather grab sleeve; and Rufus Walter Sideboard – an asymmetrical two toned green cabinet with a marbled top, pink bar handle with a beige perforated leather sleeve (swoon).
Great colour palette TICK, great form TICK, great function TICK. Want to pep up your abode? Get a Swedish Ninja in!
Credits: Swedish Ninja