A primary take a look at Paul Smith and Artek’s furnishings collaboration delivering iconic design with a subdued 70s end

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Paul Smith and Artek have unveiled their newest collaboration ‘Artek Reimagined by Paul Smith’, which unifies each manufacturers’ iconic timeless design. Fastidiously created on the muse of performance, high quality, and seamless craftsmanship, Sir Paul Smith, who has been a long-time admirer of Artek founders’ Aino and Alvar Aalto’s work, integrates his playful color palette and signature stripes to create a daring new model of three of the Finnish furnishings maker’s notable items: Stool 60, Display screen 100, and Coat Rack 109, with every bit crafted in Finland.

Artek Reimagined by Paul Smith

(Picture credit score: Courtesy of Paul Smith and Artek)

The British designer, who is just not afraid of venturing out of the established order (as proven by the sunrise-inspired Gufram Cactus for his L.A retailer re-opening) and lives by his saying ‘you’ll find inspiration in all the pieces’, added a playful take to Artek’s Stool 60, a basic and undoubtedly recognisable piece of furnishings. 

Nodding to Smith’s adoration of biking, he integrated a racing-style stripe – which is a trademark inside his designs and notably is available in 40 totally different colors – to the birch wooden body of the design signature. Narrowing down the color palette to only 4, the Stool 60 options vibrant poppy hues, and refined various wooden stains throughout the seat and the three legs. Beneath the seat, the underside is painted in an ultramarine blue, which displays a hue utilized in Paul Smith’s fits, and provides a playful quirk to a component which is usually neglected.

Paul Smith and Artek collaboration

(Picture credit score: Courtesy of Paul Smith and Artek)

The second piece within the assortment is an adaptation of Display screen 100. Constructed from slender slats, every various in shades, naturally references the Paul Smith stripe fairly effortlessly. Constructed from pine, it’s stained with two of Artek’s home finishes, and three customized ones made expressly for Paul Smith. The muted sample is repeated throughout the design with a subdued and natural 70s end. To tie the gathering collectively, Coat Rack 109 is a revived Artek design. Taking reference from baggage racks discovered on steam trains, it is available in the identical colourway because the display screen and stool, finishing the gathering of enjoyable. ergonomic design with a discrete retro contact.

Artek Reimagined by Paul Smith launches 12 September, and might be accessible on-line at paulsmith.com, and in chosen Paul Smith retailers

Paul Smith and Artek collaboration

(Picture credit score: Courtesy of Paul Smith and Artek)

Paul Smith and Artek collaboration

(Picture credit score: Courtesy of Paul Smith and Artek)

Paul Smith and Artek collaboration

(Picture credit score: Courtesy of Paul Smith and Artek)

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