hommage á Jacques Derrida
by Johan Linton
From concept to physical object
the meeting between Sven Lundh and the architect and engineer, Johan Linton,
regarding the resting chair Caravaggio inspired by the Italian
painter Caravaggio s work La Depozione the Burial
the book Linton Lundh Caravaggio 2004 was produced.The book deals with
a specific chair Caravaggio as
well as numerous references to common aspects of human creations. This
work was formulated around these aspects.
In our most resent co-operation ENIGME un hommage a Jacques Derrida
Johan Linton s thought process has materialized as a chair.
It has been obvious to us to participate in this concept which is a splendid
example of an object that possesses these immaterial values which provide
The French philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930 2004)) has in a very
special way been associated with the architecture. During the 1980 s
and 1990 s many prominent architects became interested in his thinking
and perhaps mainly in his concept deconstruction . An important
exhibition in 1988 at the Museum of
Modern Art Deconstructivist Architecture presented architecture
associated with this concept. The participating architects were: Coop
Himmelblau, Peter Eisenman, Peter O Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel
Libeskind, and Bernard Tschumi.
Derrida was also interested in architecture.He wrote about architecture
and participated in discussions and symposiums with architects. He also
participated in the famous architectural project Parc de la Villette in
Paris (1983 1990), which was designed after a proposal by Bernard
Tschumi. Derrida worked together with Peter Eisenman around part of the
park and drew a specific proposal of a kind of sculpture in the form of
a musical instrument.
Johan Linton became interested in Derridas work while studying.He wrote
about Derrida, translated one of his texts on architecture to Swedish,
and met him in Paris. When Jacques Derrida died in 2004, Johan Linton
wanted to honor him and his work in architecture,with the design of a
chair. Some of Derrida s texts on architecture are in the form of
aphorism. The chair makes reference to different aspects of Derrida s
work,through variation of structure and finishes of the chairs. It refers
to words,but still it is a piece of furniture.It refers to acumen of thoughts,
however it is intended to be a chair.
Product: object ENIGME
Material: Laser cut stainless steel
Dimension: h 80 cm,w 56 cm,d 70 cm
Limited edition: 7 pcs
Product: chair ENIGME
Material: Laser cut stainless steel, leather straps
Dimension: h 80 cm, w 56 cm, d 70 cm
Limited edition: 90 pcs
Easy chair HC ANDERSEN
by Alexander H.Damsbo & Henrik Ingemann Nielsen
Museum in Copenhagen opened an exhibition on 7 June 2005 about HC Andersens
conquering of the written word.
The exhibition was created for three monumental exhibition halls, the
entry hall at Thorvaldesens Museum in Copenhagen, the Segur Hall in UNESCOs
headquarter in Paris and the main reading room at Bibliotheca Alexandria.
The exhibition architects were Alexander H.Damsbro and Henrik Ingemann
Nielsen. The architecture supports the idea of creating a poetic space,
created around the jewel in the crown: the irreplaceable pages of his
notebooks and diaries.
Kallemo received the honourable task to be
responsible for the production and creation of the complete exhibition.
Ten white easy chairs were created for the exhibition, one easy chair
to be collapsible to remind of HC Andersen s constant travel. Associations
were also made to his story The flying suitcase .
Kallemo has rights to produce a limited edition of this easy chair that
is named after Denmark ´s most famous person, HC Andersen.
Product: Easy Chair HC Andersen
Material: Bronzed steel, leather or fabric, coated wooden frame
Dimension: h 110 cm, w 66 cm, d 86 cm
Limited edition: 49 pcs
Easy chair ATLANTIC
by Mats Theselius
Theselius does it again: An easy chair in prime leather and steel with
ash, oak or walnut. His design work is based on his own experience,sometimes
with a story behind. When creating a piece of furniture, he creates something
he would like to have himself. It usually becomes something others also
want. Mats reveals things to us -he does not follow trends -he is independent
and his work is unlike any one else s. This is why Mats designs
are timeless. He has named his new easy chair Atlantic . Perhaps
it is a symbol of something uniting many countries and people.
Product: easy chair Atlantic
Material: Laser cut steel frame, seat in stealth technic, last-formed
prime leather, armrests in ash, oak or walnut.
Dimension: h 72 cm,w 59 cm,d 80 cm
Limited edition: 360 pcs
Shelf Kvikkjokk by
A craftsman s masterpiece in furniture design and
carpentry by Samir Saba
University of Gothenburg, HDK, Stenebyskolan
Tutor: Professor Pieter Hybinette
Examiner: University lecturer: Rino Biozajic
The task was to provide a set of shelves or a bookcase in multi-layered
veneer to be assembled without the use of nails, screws or glue.
The set of shelves need to be functional,and flexible,and to have an aesthetic
value, to be able to be stored and shipped in a package (flat pack) 211
x 93 x 6cm. Form function and design shouldl jointly provide an aesthetic
In the Kvikkjokk design, Samir Saba has fulfilled all the above criteria.
We are pleased to be able to present this new set of shelves as part of
the Kallemo collection.
Product: Shelf Kvikkjokk
Material: Finnish multi-layered veneer, in birch, oak, white or black
Dimension: h 210/114 cm, w 94 cm, d 30 cm
Bench NON by Komplot
- Boris Berlin /Poul Christiansen
The chair NON by Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen is present
in many demanding and prestigious connections. Museums which have used
the Chair NON in its interior design, have requested a bench that complements
the rubber chair. It is a logical development and the NON Bench is now
being presented at the furniture fair in Alvsjo.
Product: bench NON
Material: cast PUR-rubber, black
Dimension: h 45 cm, w 43 cm, l 120 cm